I am 24 and have been on Diane 35 since I was 16 with a break of about a year at around 18. I started breaking out like crazy for that one year and started growing hair much more than before( I was always much hairier than the average girl). Last week I continuously had migraines with aura everyday and then some stroke like symptoms, which is why I decided that I have to go off the pill. I came across your blog yesterdayand decided to get my hormones checked which indicate that pretty much all my other hormones are normal but my estradiol levels are low. I have already ordered for a DIM supplement. Do you suggest that I still take them, because now I’m scared that it will reduce the levels of what little estrogen I have. Or is it that it gets rid of only the bad estrogen and the xenoestrogens
Prescription Medications. Medications that affect hormones, like birth control pills , can help control acne. You might also discuss antibiotic pills and prescription retinoids with your dermatologist. There are also antibiotics that are effective. Doctors may prescribe Aldactone ( spironolactone ), which was first made to treat high blood pressure , to treat acne. "That works miracles but it can take three months to kick in," Day says. Isotretinoin is another prescription drug for acne, but you can't take it if you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant .
I was very lucky to not have any scars that took the form of indentations in the skin, but the hyperpigmentation was major—and that was frustrating, since my skin still looked like it was covered in blemishes even though it was now smooth to the touch. Thankfully, over the years, I've discovered the best skincare products to balance my skin tone , as well as the best makeup to mask still-recovering scars. Below, my tried-and-true concealers for making acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and dark marks flawlessly disappear, selected after many, many wear tests by yours truly.