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Good & Bad Birth Control Pills And Implants For Acne

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#61 claret

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:30 AM

Hi Greengables,

 

Could I ask your advice please mercilon which has made my acne worse I think my Dr has prescribed Marvelon I wondered what you thought of this ? any advice would be lovely



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:03 AM

Dianette was amazing for my skin but the doctor advised that I switch. I have now been on cilest ( which I think is the UK version of ortho cyclen or ortho tri cyclen) for about four months with no problems.  I have tried mercelon or marvelon in the past ( can't remember which, but it worked well also.  I always steer away from progestin based pills and go for a combined pill.


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)

Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week

Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser

Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks

 

Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest

Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water

 

Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up

 


#63 graceface12

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Posted Today, 08:29 AM

I was just wondering how long does it take skin to go back to normal after coming off the pill? I was on a generic form of alesse for two years after my derm told me it was good for acne. Then after my breakouts persisted I went to a new derm, who told me that this birth control was ok for acne, but prescribed me spironalactone. 10 months later and the Spiro hasn't helped much, I really think it's my bcp causing my breakouts.


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