So I'm in the process of switching birth controls. I have a hunch that my breakouts (although not always huge) are probably due to an imbalance with my hormones. I started getting really bad breakouts around this time last year including occasional cysts on my cheeks and tons of blackheads/whiteheads. It got so bad that I wouldn't even leave my dorm without a face full of makeup. It was depressing and for the first time in my life I was not my usual confident, outgoing self. Around the same time that I started getting breakouts in places I had never had them before (cheeks) I had started taking Yaz. I thought that Yaz would make my slightly imperfect skin perfect and that was a huge mistake. I blamed my acne on the fact that I was smoking weed but I have since quit that for months and months and still get breakouts. Overall, I have decided that Yaz might be part of the problem and on top of that I'm almost positive that it has a part in causing my depression (lack of motivation, apathy, lack of interest, etc). Im going back to the birth control I was on when I had really clear nice skin, Ortho Tri-Cyclen. This birth control is not only FDA approved to help fight acne but it has worked for me in the past so hopefully it'll work again. I keep posting my progress and pictures as things go.
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