All kinds of medications that range from helping with hormonal management, mental disorders, to thyroid function can aggravate your acne. There are a number of additional prescriptions that are known for causing breakouts.
Watch out for recreational drugs as well. From the seemingly harmless joint to stronger street drugs—marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and steroids can play a part in keeping you from getting clear.
Women: did your doctor just prescribe birth control pills for your acne? You may want to think twice before filling that prescription. Most forms of birth control—including IUDs, implants, and shots can actually cause acne in addition to weight gain. Who wants that, especially when it’s completely possible to manage your acne without having to resort to birth control?! If you need to take birth control pills, here is a guide to help you find one that won’t make your acne worse.
Our Acne Specialists can guide you to getting clear with our system of topical products and clinical treatments.