There has been a lot of discussion around whether certain birth control pills can really help women who have acne get clear skin. Well, it’s absolutely true – and if you’re willing to be on the pill, which has some unpleasant side effects if you ask some (including me), then you may just also enjoy clearer skin.
I’ve always had oily skin and when I was younger in my teens, I tried many different things to help my skin clear up, including dermatologists and medications like antibiotics, which I greatly regret now due to their long term use implications. When I was in my twenties, I went on the birth control pill. Back then, they were still a little more harsh and with more side effects than they have even today.
However, I noticed a very pleasant side effect to taking the pill – my skin stopped breaking out for the most part. I still got the occasional painful pimple when I was under extreme stress, but my skin was pretty much clear. Now, I didn’t like the side effects I was experiencing.
For me, those side effects were a definite water weight gain, a constant little “pooch” that I never had where my belly was kind of hard and stuck out a bit, and mood swings.
I did like the fact that I knew exactly when my period was coming though. I did not like the fact that I knew I was putting artificial hormones in my body though. I really needed to be on the pill though, to ensure I would not get pregnant, which at that point would have dramatically altered the course of my life.
If you have problem skin, there are natural ways to help your skin clear up though. You just have to find out what they are. In this blog, we will not only talk about skin health supplements for general skin health and beauty, but we will also touch on supplements that can help people with certain skin care issues such as acne, rosacea and sensitive skin.