Is a hormonal inbalance causing my acne? If so, how can I balance my hormones?
Ever since I stopped taking my birth control pill, my skin has been breaking out like I’m a teen hitting puberty. I stopped the pill 5 or 6 months ago and within a week, I seen the effects. I knew it would happen to some degree because my body was adjusting to the hormonal change of coming off the pill. But it’s months later and I’ve had no improvement. If anything, it’s worse.
The breakouts are mostly around my chin and jawline. But I can even get acne in places like my shoulders, back, and chest. As a teen I did suffer with breakouts but never this bad! Some are so deep it’s actually painful.
This has been such an embarrassment that I have become an antisocial hermit crab. I don’t want to be seen looking like this. I cover most of it up with makeup but just knowing it’s there has severely lowered my self confidence.
I can’t get in to a dermatologist for a few months. In the mean time I have been trying to research the issue and improve it on my own. Could this be due to a hormonal inbalance? Since stopping the pill I have yet to ovulate or get my period. Is my body completely out of whack still? Even after almost 6 months of being birth control free? What are some ways of balancing hormones? I would really like to avoid the birth control pill if possible. They did help my skin stay clear but the other side effects were less than ideal. Are there any supplements or natural remedies to help my skin condition? As an additional note, this isn’t due to touching my face too much, not washing it enough or too much, using dirty makeup brushes, etc. I am very careful about all of that. This must be a deeper problem.
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