A 38-year-old member asked:
Is otc oral contraceptive pills good for my skin if acne prone?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Usually: Most hormonal contraceptives will improve acne by reducing ovary and adrenal androgens. Some pills are even medically indicated for acne, although most will have that effect.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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