So I tried a new cleanser by Neutrogena last night and it completely dried my skin out after only one use so I will not be using that again. The side effects of the birth control seem to be going away although I am still a bit tired. I'm not sure if it is too soon to say this but I think it's working. After my initial breakout, which still left it's mark, I haven't been getting any new pimples. There are still a few stubborn ones that won't go away but it isn't that big of a deal because I can cover it with makeup relatively easily. I just hope it continues to keep getting better. Acne marks are almost just as embarrassing as acne itself. I haven't been squeezing or popping either so I don't understand why it has to leave scars and why it takes so long for those scars to heal.