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Posted on: April 3, 2016

Birth Control Can Clear Your Skin

There are thousands of skin care products on the market promising to make your skin look younger, brighter and clearer. And who doesn't want beautiful, radiant, clear skin? Skin care is on the minds of almost every single woman. Women starting in their early teens all the way to their mid fifties spend millions of dollars on skin care and skin care products every year.   One of the major skin care concerns is teenage and adult acne. It is estimated that 80% percent of the population, between the ages of 11-30 have experienced some sort of break out. There are many over the counter remedies, you can go see a dermatologist, and there are quite a private companies that offer products promising to clear your skin as well. Have you ever considered birth control? The are many surprising benefits of birth control pills for your skin.   One of the affects of birth control pills for your skin is beautiful clear skin. For decades, doctors have been using birth control to clear and control acne for women. Birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progesterone lowers the amount of androgens in your body. Higher amount of androgens in your body can lead to a excess sebum which clogs your pores and starts creating a bacteria that turns into acne.   Currently the FDA has only approved three birth control bills to be used to treat acne and prevent pregnancy. OrthoTtri-Cyclen, Estrostrep, and Yaz are the three FDA approved medications. Keep in mind that birth control pills work on only one acne-related factor -- excess sebum.   Don't you want to reap the benefits of birth control pills for your skin. Any of these are available through a prescription you can get from your doctor. So if this is something you are struggling with talked with your doctor about the affects of birth control pills for your skin.


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