Plan B (Morning After Pill) can Induce Acne

A Plan B emergency contraceptive pill and acne connection- a brief overview.
By Shilpa Makhija

Plan B is an emergency contraceptive that is able to prevent conception even after sexual union has occurred (thus the name “morning-after”). Like standard birth control pills, morning-after pills contain progestin but in much higher doses. While the contents are similar, the mechanism of action of Plan B is dose related. The drug’s principal effect is to prevent ovulation, but it may also prevent implantation of a potentially fertile egg into the uterine wall. Continue reading “Plan B (Morning After Pill) can Induce Acne”

New Study States That Clear Skin Could Improve Job Prospects

As if the sting of acne wasn’t enough – now studies show that job prospects get discriminated against if their skin is not clear. – Laura


Acne isn’t just a preteen worry anymore: It may be reason someone isn’t hired for a job.

People with moderate to severe acne or prominent birthmarks and scars may be discriminated against in the job market, according to a recent study conducted by Rice University professor Mikki Hebl and University of Houston professor Juan Madera.

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New Study Showing Overweight Girls More Likely to Have Acne

As if being overweight OR having acne is bad enough, but now a study shows that overweight adolescent girls are twice as likely to have moderate to severe acne.

LISBON – Overweight or obesity is independently associated with a twofold increased prevalence of moderate to severe acne in adolescent girls, according to a large population-based Norwegian study.

No such association was apparent in adolescent boys, Dr. Jon A. Halvorsen reported at the annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

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Beware of Yaz – birth control pill

Many women and girls think that taking birth control pills can help them to get rid of acne and have clear skin.  It works for some people, but not many.  There is a lot to consider when putting yourself on a prescription medication of any kind.  Always beware of the side effects – you might be that one in a million that it really does affect.  It’s good to know what the risks are.  In this case, please read this article if you are on Yaz or considering it.

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We would love to help you get rid of your acne without drugs or prescriptions of any kind.  Be safe and be clear!

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Supplements That Help Acne-Prone Skin

Keep in mind that these supplements will not get your skin clear. You need the right home care products used in the right way to achieve that. But here are some supplements that can support your skin.

Recommended Supplements:

Zinc Monomethionine: People with acne have been shown to have lower than normal levels of zinc in their systems. Zinc helps with the immune response and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. Do be careful not to exceed total 100mg with all zinc sources. Rec Brand: Source Naturals 30-50 mg which we carry at Face Reality Acne Clinic. Continue reading “Supplements That Help Acne-Prone Skin”