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  1. Hang in there! I was in the same boat when I first started birth control and I had the worst breakout of my entire life during the first month. I’ve been on BC for almost four months and my skin has cleared up a lot since. The only thing I have left to worry about is the scarring from the initial breakout but just give it time!
  2. Aw, thank you so much! I just got on my fourth pack of BC and my acne has cleared up tremendously. The only thing left to worry about is getting rid of all of the PIE (which will probably take a good bit of time). Your skin will clear up soon too, just give it time!
  3. Thank you for the response! My skin isn’t anywhere near perfect yet due to the initial breakout from but I’ve definitely noticed an improvement. I’m on the third pack so hopefully, it’ll clear up soon! Also, that is the one thing I wish I knew before starting birth control. Let me know what you decide to do and how it works for you. Thanks and good luck!
  4. I hear using vitamin C serum can help speed the process of getting rid of hyperpigmentation but I haven't used it myself so I can't say for sure. The best thing you can do is give your skin time to heal. I know that's probably what you don't want to hear but trust me, it'll go away with time!
  5. Hey again. Tea tree oil is a really good natural spot treatment to get rid of cystic acne. I also recommend the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for white heads.
  6. I'm currently taking Loryna (a generic form of Yaz) for my hormonal acne. After the first week or so, my face went through a horrific breakout. I've been on the pill for almost two full months and my skin hasn't really cleared up yet. However, I have noticed that my breakouts are starting to lessen and I'm not getting as much cystic acne as I used to. Just give it at least 3-4 months to see if your skin starts to improve. Although my skin looks terrible, I am optimistic that it'll get better wit
  7. It’s defintely comforting to know that I’m not the only one going through this! I’m just hoping my skin will only get better from here because the only bad breakout I’ve experienced was the initial breakout I got a week or two after starting the pill. Just give it more time and hang in there! We both can do this
  8. That’s what I’m trying to do as well. I know it usually is supposed to take time but I wish my skin would just clear up already a part of me kind of regrets starting birth control because my acne wasn’t this bad before
  9. I haven't seen a dermatologist in over a year due to the personally negative experiences I've had with them. That's why I went to see an OBGYN instead and take the birth control route—since I knew my acne was hormonal. The good news is that I haven't had any serious/noticeable breakouts since the initial breakout period when starting the birth control, which was the only detrimental side effect I've had while taking the pill. Many people say it's normal to go through an initial breakout when sta
  10. As I discussed in my other post, I started taking Loryna for my cystic hormonal acne and it caused one of the worst breakouts of my entire life. The breakout mainly took place on my cheek, a place I don't normally suffer from acne. I've been using various topical products, both organic/natural and acne treatment medications (salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide). The blemishes from the breakout are starting to heal and flatten out—most of the redness on my face is hyperpigmentation and acne marks
  11. I’ve suffered from acne for years. In the past, I’ve seen a dermatologist and was prescribed antibiotics. Those did do wonders for my skin but my body quickly became immune to them. After starting college, my breakouts became more hormonal because I would only breakout around my mouth, chin, and jaw. Eventually it got so bad that I decided to see an OBGYN and get prescribed birth control. I’ve never taken birth control before nor am I sexually active. However, I did research and found that it’