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I've been told that birth control will help your acne. My sister has been using Nuvaring for a few months and her skin has improved a little bit. My only concern is gaining weight, and that the hormones may trigger cancers. My family has a history of breast cancer so i don't want to put myself at risk more than I already am...

Who has tried birth control for acne and how did it work out??

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I think it depends on what is causing your acne. I always break out worst around my period, and birth control did help calm down my acne quite a bit after I'd been on it for several months. Really you should ask your gynecologist or doctor about the risks if you're worried about cancer or weight gain. At most it would only make you gain around 15 pounds, and I think that's mostly from the food cravings you get with your body thinking it's pregnant.

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