Off the pill acne

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Yup.. coming off the pill gave me the worst acne I’ve ever had, even worse than adolescence. Not only did my face get way worse, I now had body acne for the first time in my life. 

I think the 5th month off the pill was definitely the worst month yet, but then somehow now the 6th month off was the best. So I really really hope this means its starting to clear up!

Post # 3
2817 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

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kris277 :  I was on the pill for 10 years and had super clear skin. I went off the pill over a year ago and only now am I starting to really get my skin under control. It was TERRIBLE the first several months after stopping the pill. I cried when I would take off my makeup it was that bad. I went to see a dermatologist and was prescribed something to help with the hormonal acne and excessive oil but I decided to try to incorporate only clean/natural products which has been a lot of trial and error. I still have a ton of little breakouts but they’re no longer painful, under the skin cystic acne and I’ve learned to live with it.

Post # 4
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I went off the pill in March after being on it since I was 15 (15 years). I rarely broke out prior to going off the pill but my skin was awful 1-2 months after I went off. I managed to get the acne on my face under control by adjusting my skincare routine (which I can detail for you, if you would like) but the acne on my chest was relentless. I’ve spent most of this summer feeling self conscious and avoiding low cut tops 😕 I was finally able to see my doctor a couple weeks ago and he prescribed Tactupump, which has been a life saver. It’s very drying at first but after 2 weeks the difference in my skin was incredible. 


Post # 5
1407 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I was on depo for 12 years and my skin definitely took a bit of a hit when I came off of it.  But it literally lasted about 2-3 months and then started to clear up.  Now it’s even better than it was while I was on BC.

Post # 7
2650 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, I’ve been off the pill since January, so 8 months and it is and has been bad for months. I’m really self concious of it now. Would love any pointers on getting rid of it. I use the Clinic skin system of liquid soap, drying astringent solution, and then face gel lotion for oily skin. It all used to work just fine on the pill but hasn’t since stopping BCP. 🙁 

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