posted 18.05.2021



I often get asked could the contraceptive pill be making acne worse? …. the answer is possibly…

It depends on what type of contraception you are currently on.


COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES often will be used to improve acne ✅


PROGESTERONE ONLY PILL such as Cerazette can in some cases make acne worse ❌


IMPLANTS, DEPO INJECTIONS, HORMONAL IUD’s s (such as mirena coil) have also been shown to make acne worse in approximately a third of women.  🤏🏽



If you are acne prone, it’s best to be on the safe side and avoid progesterone contraceptives of you can.

Louise x