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Can using birth control improve acne?


What is acne?

Regularly brought about by an increase in androgens, which are male sex chemicals, acne is a source of skin irritation that can go from gentle to serious.


Androgens are available in females and become dynamic in high school for both male and female. They cause sebaceous glands to deliver more sebum, or oil. 


Types of acne 


Acne can show in many forms including: 

• blackheads

• whiteheads 

• small red, tender bumps

• pimples 

• nodules 

• cystic lesions 


Females can get skin acne from: 


• hormonal changes during adolescence and adulthood 

• types of medications

• makeup

• rubbing or putting pressure on skin


Having a family background of acne can also influence the likelihood of you having acne rpone skin.



How does the oral contraceptive generally work?

The oral contraceptive pill contains synthetic hormones. These hormones then keep the sperm from fertilizing an egg. A few contraception pills contain both estrogen and progesterone and are called combination pills, while others only contain progestin, the synthetic form of progesterone and are called minipills.


The oral contraceptive pill can offer a variety of advantages like:


1. Lighter, more normal periods 

2. Less period cramps

3. A decreased danger of cancers including ovarian, uterine, and colon cancers.

4. Improvement in acne

They do not however prevent you from getting STI's.


How does the oral contraceptive help improve acne?


The hormones in combination pills can assist with slowing down acne breakouts. The pills decline the production of androgens, which then dedlines the production of sebum. The pills should contain both estrogen and progesterone to be viable against acne. The minipill just contains progestin, so it doesn't improve acne. 


Oral contraceptives do have a few side effects including 


In case you're recommended an oral contraceptive pill to treat acne, you ought to know about the pill's incidental effects. 

• nausea

• vomiting

• stomach cramps 

• feeling bloated

• both weight gain amd weight lose

• changes in your period 

• headaches

• tender breast

• dizziness and fainting


Alternative acne treatments


There is a variety of options when it comes to treating acne. For professional advice visit your local dermatologist or aesthetician. Treatments like chemical pills, topical treatments and other oral medications can be comsidered as an alternative if you're not comfortable with oral contraceptives.


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