5 Things You Need to Know About Ortho Tri-Cyclen And Acne

People with acne who've tried almost everything on the market to clear up the skin condition now have another weapon in the fight for clear skin. Ortho Tri-Cyclen is an FDA-approved birth control pill with the side benefit of acne control or prevention. Ortho Tri-Cyclen works with hormones, and since many acne breakouts come from hormonal imbalance, this birth control pill offers hope for people with acne prone skin. When hormones are out of whack, the body produces more oil and sweat that clog pores and produce breakouts. Hormones also cause skin to be more sensitive and inflame easier, so minor breakouts become major over night. When hormones are in check, breakouts occur less often and aren't as severe.

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Acne on young woman's face. (Image: lzf/iStock/Getty Images)

People with acne who've tried almost everything on the market to clear up the skin condition now have another weapon in the fight for clear skin. Ortho Tri-Cyclen is an FDA-approved birth control pill with the side benefit of acne control or prevention. Ortho Tri-Cyclen works with hormones, and since many acne breakouts come from hormonal imbalance, this birth control pill offers hope for people with acne prone skin. When hormones are out of whack, the body produces more oil and sweat that clog pores and produce breakouts. Hormones also cause skin to be more sensitive and inflame easier, so minor breakouts become major over night. When hormones are in check, breakouts occur less often and aren't as severe.

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