What I Have Learnt About Being On Contraceptive Over The Years

I'm sure most of us are aware of the impact that hormones can play with our skin. Now, some of these are good and some of these can be bad... very bad actually. Over the past few years taking an oral contraceptive, I have had many up's and unfortunately plenty of down's too.

So, these are some of the things that I've learnt over the years with contraceptives. Let's start with the good stuff...

The Pro's


How amazing is this! Just one little pill can actually (for some) treat their skin problems. Sometimes we can have an imbalance of hormones which affect the skin to cause breakouts. As birth control often contains both oestrogen and progesterone, these can 'tame' the amount of androgens in our body - which then lead to oily skin and breakouts.