Birth control for acne simplified.
Birth control pills are widely used today and prescribed often as a means to control acne. Most pills can have the potential to cause acne and weight gain in those susceptible. Typically the pills are divided up as
estrogen or progestin dominant and have varying degrees of androgenic (testosterone like) effects. As a
general rule of thumb, pills with the potential for higher androgenic symptoms should be avoided for people prone to acne because they promote breakouts.