How to Treat Acne Caused by Provera

According to "Handbook of Dermatology: A Practical Manual," acne has a variety of causes, including Provera, a prescription medication used to treat endometriosis and symptoms of menopause. However, non-medical treatment options are available for people who suffer from acne caused by Provera. If you don't see your desired results within six weeks of treatment, visit your dermatologist to discuss your options for medical treatment of your acne.

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Step 1

Cleanse your face in the morning and evening with a facial cleanser. Choose a gentle cleanser free of alcohol. According to "Braun-Falco's Dermatology," facial cleansers with alcohol tend to be drying and irritating to the skin.

Step 2

Apply an over-the-counter acne cream that contains benzoyl peroxide. According to "Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," benzoyl peroxide is effective at treating acne caused by medications such as Provera.

Step 3

Massage a facial moisturizer into your skin after applying the benzoyl peroxide cream. According to "Braun-Falco's Dermatology," benzoyl peroxide cream can be drying to the skin. Using a moisturizer following the acne cream helps to maintain the skin's integrity while fighting acne.

Things You'll Need

  • Facial cleanser

  • Benzoyl peroxide

  • Facial moisturizer

Warning

These treatments are not meant to be used instead of medical treatments, so make sure to clear their use with your doctor before attempting to self-care for your Provera-caused acne.

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