This is a question for my fellow females. I am nineteen and have always had a problem with acne on my chin and around my mouth but have had a very clear face otherwise. I have tried accutane and it worked for a while. Right now im on Ortho Evra. who has had success clearing up chin acne without oral medication??
Acne around the chin/mouth/jaw area is most likely hormonal. It is very difficult (if not impossible!) to cure hormonal acne only with topical treatments. For me, the only thing that has worked for this kind of acne is oral contraceptives.
Yasmin cleared me in 4 months, but caused me to gain weight so I switched to OTC-Lo. I'm still clear on OTC-LO.
You might want to look into one of these low-estrogen BCPs, but remember that BCPs do not work the same for everyone.
i am in the same boat as you. i only get acne around my chin. it is so frustrating! my doc gave me ortho-tri and i was on it for a year and then i switched to ortho cyclen to see if that would work better. it doesn't! during my next visit, in october, i am going to ask to be switched, but to what??? i need help too!
i always have had chin acne and around my mouth....BUT WHY!.......i tried everything!. Proactive....and still.....u think masturbating starts up my hormones?......i drink lots of water....like a gallon a day, i eat well...no fats, grease....i feel better by drinking a lot of water and eating good but i still have acne. i'm not gonna wack-off for 2 weeks....if my face clears then i guess thats what wrong....hormones and estrogen....
[This message has been edited by Brujeria (edited 08-20-2003).]
Dude, estrogen is a female hormone..males have it, but when they have too much, its not good. U can get boobs if u take estrogen pills I doubt estrogen is ur acne culprit....TESTOSTERONE maybe....but dude..............not yoinking for 2 weeks is overboard...youll prolly break out worse because you're stressed out cuz of no masterbation