Acne is one of the common skin problems among us during adolescent and adult years. There are about several products which claim to heal acne like topical cream that contains benzyl peroxide. But did you know that the most effective way to heal acne is by taking contraceptive pills? FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved various types of birth control pills that can be prescribed to fight acne.
Yaz, Estrotep and Ortho Try-Cyclen are the three types of birth control approved by FDA. These are made up of mostly estrogen and progestin and work to lower the levels of androgen in the body which result later to decrease amount of sebum or oil that is known to be the source of acne breakouts.
Pills are taken for 21 consecutive days followed by two days of placebo pills which trigger monthly period or menstruation. It should be taken at the same time everyday. If forgotten however, you must take two pills on the following day at the same time.
Other benefits of taking birth control pills are it fight signs of aging and improve elasticity in the skin thus making the skin resistant to wrinkles. But common side effects of taking pills are weight gain, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, nausea and moodiness. And some serious but rare effects are migraine, headaches, blood clots, depression, hypertension and stroke.