Post # 1
Hi Bees I am hoping that you might have some advice for me. So here goes. We are getting married in May so just 2 months away ahhhh and we are so excited! On top of that we have been talking about starting a family. We are a bit older so we don’t want to wait around. Anyway to make a long story short I went off the pill 3 months ago. We figured it would take us a while so we might as well just get started. So far nothing yet but I am okay with that (super distracted from wedding planning). Anyway all of the sudden my face is breaking out like I am teenager again. I have had acne issues in the past and that is actually one of the reasons I went on the pill initially. Anyway I am debating going on it again until after the wedding. I want to look at my pictures and be happy with them not look at them and just stare at the zits on my face. That being said it is really important to me to have a family and I feel guilty about the idea of going back on the pill. Any words of wisdom of thoughts I could certainly use the advice!
Post # 2
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
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.
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
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!