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Menstrual Cycle and Acne?

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I have started to notice that my skin gets clearer the week before, and the week during my period. Has anyone else experienced this, is it common? Are there medications you can take that relate to this.

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I'm a 19 year old female and have been on all the different creams and antibiotics for my moderate to severe acne but nothing has really worked.  I have started to notice that my skin gets clearer the week before, and the week during my period, I'm assuming it has something to do with the hormones.  Has anyone else experienced this, is it common?  Are there medications you can take that relate to this...maybe hormoes or something?  I would really appreciate any comments or experiences.

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Depending on your age, there is also a drug called Spironolactone that is used to treat hormonal acne in women. There are links in my signature if you'd like to learn more smile.gif If you haven't tried birth control, that is also an option, as mentioned above. Good luck to you!

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