I'm 30. I had been taking Yasmin for a long time, and had perfect skin. I went onto Oralcon for three months, and my skin became oily and I got a lot of pimples. Now I started Triphasal, and it hasn't gotten better. Will the skin situation improve if I rather go off any pill altogether?
Triphasil - Oily skin and pimples - better to go off the pill?
Added 25 May 2014:
I changed pills for financial reasons. Triphasil is free; Yasmin is expensive. So do I stay on Triphasil and deal with acne, or do I go off Triphasil, not use a pill and use a different birth control method, and.... would my skin get better or worse??
The only other free pill is Oralcon (same as Nordette) which I've tried, and is no good.
Both pills contain Levonorgesterol, which is supposedly not helpful for skin, but Triphasil has less than Oralcon at least, and Triphasil has more Ethinylestradiol, than Oralcon, a synthetic estrogen, which is supposedly helpful.
I'm scared of going off the pill because then I'll have to deal with period pain etc, but I also think natural is also good.
Esentially my question is: Is going off hormonal birth control better for my skin at age 30?
No, because the pills help balance your hormones, so going off all pills wouldn't help. If Yasmin was working well for you then try going back to that one. Ortho Try Cyclen Lo helps with skin and acne so maybe you can see if that one will work for you. I was put on that pill specifically for my acne and its been much better.
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