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Just Starting Bc, Have A Few Questions

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So I'm about to start birth control for the first time. I'm mainly taking it to ease my cramps. However, I do believe most of my acne is hormonal, so that's another big reason why I'm taking it.

So, questions.

I'm taking Junel Fe 1/20. Has anyone used this kind before? What was your experience?

And does birth control make you less oily?

Are there initial breakouts? How long will it take to get used to?

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I've never heard of Junei Fe before so I can't comment on that, which also means I haven't heard it as being one of the good pills for acne. But then again, the pill is so dependent on the person so it could work for you. Alesse broke me out terribly but my roommate's who also has acne has been on it for years so, who knows.

I'm pretty sure there's almost always initial breakouts with the pill because your body is adjusting to the synthetic hormones you're putting in your system. I'm on Diane and I had my initial break out probably near the end of the first month. They say you should give 3 months for any acne treatment before you start looking for results, but with the pill it could take up to 6 months. If you have mild - fairly moderate acne though, I would say it probably won't take as long.

As for oiliness, I'm not sure. It might? Diane certainly made my skin less oily, but that's probably because the ingredients are low-androgenic. Maybe you could poke around the hormonal acne threads for more info?


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AM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, Cetaphil DermaControl Oil-Absorbing Lotion (SPF30)
PM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Tactuo (Epiduo), MUAC 10% Mandelic Acid Serum
Extras: Diane 35 (since July 2 2013), Borghese Fango Delicato Mud Mask (2x/week), 25% Mandelic Acid Peel (2x/week)


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I hope the initial breakout isn't too bad. I just got over a nasty breakout because of my period (of course).

What I'm really hoping for though, is to lessen the oil. If hormones aren't my number 1 cause of breakouts, then oil is!

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