(Closed) Help!!!! Getting close to the wedding… do I go back on the pill or not?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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taynilla:  I would get ProActiv (had good success with that myself) or some other acne treatment, rather than the pill which is not specifically for acne. They have a special fast-acting bridal kit.

Not to overwhelm you, but there are also lots of serious reasons why I avoid hormonal birth control. 1) It’s a class 1 cancer-causing carcinogen. 2) It can prematurely age the female reproductive system, causing temporary or extended bouts of infertility after discontinuing use. 3) It’s a dangerous drug, linked to (I think) a disproportionate amount of risk of side effects and malpractice lawsuits. Not to mention the common bloating, weight gain, mood swings, low sex drive, etc. 4) If you’re pro-life, it interferes with the lining of the uterus and can abort an embryo soon after implantation.

I’d say, go green, ditch the pill! And congratulations! 🙂

Post # 3
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Worker bee

That is tough! I’m going to assume that you’ve tried other ways to get rid of the break outs? If not I would try those before you go back on the pill. Panoxyl worked wonders for me. 

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/panoxyl-acne-cleansing-bar-10-benzoyl-peroxide/ID=prod2499873-product

 

It is just a bar soap that you use on pimples, acne, etc. It can be a little drying so use a moisturizer with it if you decide to try it. The stuff was magic for me and my cousin. She had a huge break out on her chin. She used it in the shower and when she got out and there was a visible difference.

I don’t know if going back on the pill would be a good idea. The changes in the hormones and getting used to the pill again might give you more problems instead of just get rid of the break outs.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wouldn’t go back on it if I were you. I definitely get the skin concern but your face is just adjusting to the hormone changes and there’s no guarantee that starting back on BCP would fix things in time for the wedding anyway. It may just throw new hormonal changes in the mix and make things worse.

I would just give it time, maybe get a facial or see a dermatologist ASAP and let them know your concerns. And definitely get your makeup professionally done for the wedding if you weren’t planning to already. Makeup artists can work miracles to cover blemishes!

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