(Closed) Hormonal acne…. PLEASE HELP

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you tried seeing a skin care specialist or tweaking your diet? Our skin is always changing and often something you are using slash eating could be the culprit.

Also, a lot of people who have breakouts stop moisturizing, and this is pretty much the worst thing you can do. When you don’t moisturize, your skin produces excess oil to counteract the lack of moisture on your skin.

Usually finding a good line (my fav is Dermalogica) and then doing your four skin care steps (cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize) will help your skin balance itself out again.

Good luck!

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had severe acne and the antibiotics were the only thing that worked for me. I am also on BC. I know it doesn’t make sense to take BC while taking antibiotics, but we are extra careful. Can’t go wrong with practicing safe sex AND acne free ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


Acne is caused by 3 things: clogged pores, bacteria, and hormones. Acne on the chin and jaws for women is usually hormonally mediated, so the first step is usually birth control (which you’re already on) so hormones is not the issue for you at the moment.

As far as clogged pores go, are you resting your chin on your hands? Maybe you’re doing without noticing… Keep it in mind and see if you are. Another thing to try is to change your pillowcase at least once a week so that the oils from your hair and skin don’t clog your pores. Finally, the Retin-A is the best thing for “clogged pores” but it won’t fix the pimples right away, it essentially is a maintenance treatment to keep them from starting in the first place.

Lastly, the bacteria: this is usually treated with creams containing benzoyl peroxide (Clearasil, Oxy). 

I would recommend tackling this problem first with using the Retin-A at night after washing your face with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil, then in the morning applying the benzoyl peroxide cream. If this does not work after a month or so, visit your dermatologist to discuss the next treatment options ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve used to have acne and tried so many different medications, creams, and even Pro-active (which totally didnt work btw). The only thing that I have found to really help my skin was Spectro gel. It’s cheap and found almost anywhere. I used it everyday and it’s been great.

Post # 8
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you sure it’s hormone-related? It might be that you’re just touching your chin a lot with your hands… do you rest your chin on your hand often?

Post # 9
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I suffered from hormonal acne for years and the only thing that worked for me was the antibiotic the doctor prescribed.  Maybe you should try changing your birth control pill?  A change in the pill could also help you with your acne.  When I went off the antibiotic to go on the pill, the doctor prescribed me a pill specifically to help with my hormonal acne and strong periods.  I’ve been on it (dosogen) for 9 months and have been acne free.  

Post # 11
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have always had issues with acne. AND even acutane didnt work for me. dermatologist perscribed topical antibiotic which didnt interfere with BC. So now my skin is clear…

I started going to an esthetician. she’s freaking awesome. i get glycolic peels every 4 weeks and if I get a flare up from stress ( right now) she will treat it with jezner ( spelling) or a spot treatment of 3 different types of acid, lactic, salylic and something else.

My derematologist was through Kaiser and never helped at all. My esthetician tells me how to take care of my skin on a personal level. Make sure your diet is super healthy. that really helped me. what kind of make up do you use? I was a MAC user and realized that it really clogged my pores and switched to bare minerals per her recomendation and my face stayed clear. now, I only wear makeup 3 days a week to keep my pores cleaner. As she got to know me she was able to tell me much more specific things about my cycles of pms hormones, and how the weather , my diet, my water intake and other little things affect my skin ( everyone is different).

Post # 14
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Try tea tree oil.  I used to get really bad breakouts on just my chin, and when I started using desert essence thoroughly clean face wash it cleared them up entirely.  Unfortunately for myself I eventually became immune to the tea tree oil so my face still breaks out a bit, but those stubborn chin ones are still gone

Post # 15
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I should add i read that our skin is the LAST important organ our body tends to. So thats why diet effects our skin. Our body gives all our vitamins to the “important” organs before our skin gets a darn thing. Like i said every BODY is different and I so happen to be very sensitive to sleep and diet.

Post # 16
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I started breaking out with cystic acne about a year ago. Nothing helped. I switched my birth control to Yaz and it cleared right up. Yaz has aldactone which helps curb excessive testosterone. The high testosterone in men creates facial hair. Since women don’t grow beards the body responds with cystic acne. Give it a try or go to the md and discuss having a hormone panel done.

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