One of the most common questions that we are asked when a woman comes off birth control is how to manage rebound acne. Women report feeling liberated through taking control of their reproductive health and relieved they don’t have to deal with the short and long-term side effects of birth control, but how do they manage their skin after birth control when acne flares?
Certain birth control methods suppress sebum or skin oils. When a woman comes off the pill, the skin responds by up-regulating sebum and an overproduction of sebum and this up can last 3 to 6 months.
In addition, there is a significant surge of male hormones as the ovaries as the ovaries are awakened to function properly.
This is like a drug withdrawal process which peaks at 6 months and will eventually return back to normal once hormone levels stabilize.
It is very common in mainstream healthcare to be placed on hormonal birth control or spironolactone for acne but we have a better choice–the natural approach.
While reducing inflammation and histamine will show some improvement in a few weeks, long-term results will take at least six months so this course may be challenging and require patience.
At Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, we understand that women are showing more dissatisfaction with the current birth control methods and their adverse side effects including post-birth control acne.
TPPRC offers programs like FEMM education empowering women to achieve hormonal health through charting their cycles while working side-by-side with a medical professional who will help them significantly improve their overall health. To consult with a certified fertility education instructor, call 858-397-1970 or email email@example.com.