Post # 1
hi ladies! i went off BC about 4 or 5 months ago, and in the past month or two, my face has been breaking out like crazy. i use proactiv and wash my face in the morning and at night, but nothing seems to help. does anyone have any miracle cures that will stop me from feeling like a 13 year old again??
Post # 3
I had this problem when I moved (and felt the same way!!!) I was recommended Lush Coalface Soap and I haven’t looked back!! I used to use proactiv but I was still seeing breakouts.
Post # 4
Ugh, been there. I had cystic acne so bad after I went of BC that I still have some scarring from it (about a year ago). I ended up at the dermatologist who told me to take Accutane, which I haven’t done yet. I ended up back on BC, sadly. But, I wanted clear skin for the wedding, and even if i do take Accutane, I have to be on BC during the treatment.
Sadly, I have no miracle cures, however Murad’s line of cleansers (similar routine to Proactiv) was really nice. It didn’t cure the cystic acne, but it made the surface breakouts a lot better, and never dried out my skin.
Good luck! I completely sympathize with you.
Post # 5
This happened to me and I went to a dermatologist who perscribed an oral anti-biotic and a topical one and it seems to be working really well!
Post # 6
Do you wear makeup? Be sure to really wash your face well at night. I remove most of the makeup with a face wipe, then cleanse with a makeupremover/cleanser and then cleanse with an actual cleanser (this is where I would use the Proactive).
The first 2 steps are to get rid of the makeup. The last step it to actually cleanse the face.
Good luck and I hope it clears up soon!
Post # 7
Your body is probably getting used to the different level of hormones. If I were you, I would stick with a regular skin cleaning regime and don’t change it no matter what. You are teaching your skin to behave. In a few weeks or so the breaking out should stop. I use Clinique Acne Solutions. All 3 steps are necessary in the regime. I’m sure there are similar things out there as well. If it doesn’t go away in a month, see a dermatologist. But whatever he/she puts you on will work for a while.. and once you stop using it, your skin will go back to being crazy. That’s why I just stick to a regular routine.
Post # 8
I know how ya feel!
I went off BC just before Christmas and eventhough things worked themselves out faster than I thought, I was breaking out in places that never affected me before, the T section on my face is always super oily and I sweat like crazy (TMI I know)…While I was on BC I was always way too warm and now I freeze my butt off all the time LOL
Post # 9
Definitely go to the dermatologist. I went off birth control when I was 20 years old and started to get cystic acne (has perfectly clear skin all through high school). I ended up going on Accutane at 25. Almost three years later, my skin is still clear. But I tried stuff in the meantime that may work for you- BenzaClin, Differin, Retin-A and oral antibiotics.