I just started my first pack of Yaz. I have mild acne and I'm not really sure what the cause of it is. So far it isn't any worse or better as far as I can tell (which is to be expected, I'm only on the 4th pill tonight).
I've tried many things (Purpose, AcneFree, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, etc.) but nothing has worked completely. My skin is very odd, anything I clean it with seems to leave it with that tight feeling, and dry but it gradually gets more and more oily until I wash it again. Maybe I shouldn't use anything on it at all besides warm water, I don't know. I've also got redness in the skin on the apple of my right cheek that I can't seem to get to go away. It just showed up within in the past year-year and a half I think. Any advice?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Yaz will do the trick for me, only time will tell though!!
I've been on Yaz for about 5 months. For the most part, it's done a very good job of keeping my skin clear. I attribute the breakouts that I do experience to stress, and I think you should consider that, too. You should also remember that you're in a critically hormonal time in your life, and clear skin may not be a very reasonable expectation right now. I'm sure it won't last into adulthood.
make sure you use a makeup remover every night... I use Yes To Carrots Eye and Face Makeup Remover. Always keep your skin hydrated (Clean & Clear Soft "Night" and "Day" lotions are wonderful!). Don't wash your face more than twice a day.
Once a week, take a small amount of Neosporin and combine it with your facial lotion in your hands. Apply this at night, and you will see a HUGE difference in the morning. My dr said it's safe to use about once a week, but do not use Neosporin too much, since it's not meant to be used over large areas.
Hey everyone - an update on my experience thus far with Yaz and my acne...
I start my 2nd pack tonight. My face is actually a lot better already! It is clearing up a whole lot, I would say it's almost completely clear, and any new spots that show up don't get really bad and heal within a few days. The only things I've been using aside from Yaz are a w-itch hazel toner about once or twice a day, sometimes I'll skip a day, and every few days I'll put a little moisturizer in problem areas (like around my nose).
Also - I'm not having any problems with my skin getting too oily anymore... woo!!
I will update again whenever I see any other significant changes... but it looks like Yaz may be my skin's saving grace!
Just started Yaz and have taken two pills. I haven't been on bc for 8 years. So nauseas this morning that I missed half day from work. I just feel so tired and sick in the morning. I hope this will go away. I can tell I might be one of those that loses weight on this medication because I have totally lost my appetite. I had to force myself to eat dinner last night. I am happy about this becuase I was fearful I would immediately get hungry. I have also been extremely thirsty and drinking a lot more water which also makes me have to get up a few times during the night and pee, which disrupts my sleep. It seems 50/50 with the side effects, some women do great on it, others hate it. I will just ride it out and see how I'm doing after a month.
I've heard that Spiro (aldactone) and BCP cures acne. I am currently on YAZ and I'm getting Spiro in a couple of weeks. I'll let everyone know my skin update in a couple of months. Hopefully this works!!