Birth control pills are widely used today and prescribed often as a means to control acne. Most pills can have the potential to cause acne and weight gain in those susceptible. Typically the pills are divided up as estrogen or progestin dominant and have varying degrees of androgenic (testosterone like) effects. As a general rule of thumb, pills with the potential for higher androgenic symptoms should be avoided for people prone to acne because they promote breakouts. As an acne sufferer it is important to speak with your doctor about selecting a pill that is higher in estrogen and lower in androgen potency. Although I say to avoid them totally, but if you do choose to go that route do your research.
My suggestion is to first try controlling your acne by eating clean, changing your lifestyle and investing in products that work.
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