PCOS, Periods, Acne, Wedding

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee

I have PCOS too, and I have found diet changes have had the biggest and best impact on my skin. I’ve done several derm appointments and tried everything from antibiotics, retinols, topicals, etc and most things would slightly help for a little bit, but never really cured the problem.

I started the ‘PCOS diet’ a few months ago and my skin has been SO much better, consistently. I also find that when I have been adding skincare in, it works a lot better now. Maybe your derm is better educated on PCOS than the ones I saw, but they were all treating me from the outside in, instead of from the inside out (which is where PCOS acne stems from!). It’s like sticking a bandaid on the problem, instead of actually fixing whats’ causing your breakouts.

Derms can still be great for things like laser treatments, microneedling treatments, darkspot/scar removing treatments, etc. 

Oh- I also stopped BC years ago (6 years I think) because the side effects were just killing me. I’ve had much better luck (personally) not on artificial hormones because they just messed my hormones up even more. 

 

Post # 4
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I also have PCOS and I’ve had good luck with the Aveeno Clear Complexion line of face wash and moisturizer. 

Post # 6
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

What type of a budget pre wedding do you have for skin care? I also get hormonal acne flares and found that taking the NeoCell Collagen Beauty Bites supplements did wonders on making my skin more even, glowing, and less severe breakouts but really once I started treating myself to facials every few weeks before my wedding my skin improved to an insane degree- it had never looked that good before! Acne was fewer, less severe, and went away much faster. My eczema spots all but disappeared.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

ktbugg :  I got standard 60min house facials at my local spa every 2-4 weeks for a few months and closer to the date got an oxygen facial to brighten my skin 2 weeks out and 3 days before the event

Post # 9
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee

ktbugg :  yeah, I ate healthy before too, but I didn’t realize that so many healthy foods are actually horrible for PCOS! I never thought my diet could be the culprit because Darling Husband and I are super healthy eaters (I cook everything from scratch, mostly all whole foods  organic, etc) but things like Greek yogurt, whole grain bread, certain protein powders were all killing my skin. 

Dh and I are going through infertility trratments so a lot of my diet changes were made for fertility reasons, but my skin clearing up is a huge benefit too. I’ve talked to others with PCOS doing the PCOS diet for fertility reasons and they have all noticed the same thing. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

I don’t know what your endo has you on (if you don’t have an endocrinologist, get one!) but after years on various BC they put me on Metformin and Spironolactone. GAME. CHANGER. Period is like clockwork, skin is SO much better, no BC side effects. Def talk to your doctor about it as an option.

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