I have been getting mild acne EVERY MONTH for the past 5 years or so:
- I only get acne during my period or close to it
- I only get acne on my face
- Majority of the time, I get acne on my cheeks and chin
- I have never been in birth control
I used to think my acne was caused by makeup, but I started wearing very light makeup and I’ve been rigorous about cleansing after putting any on.
Is this hormonal acne? How can I get rid off of it? Birth control? Retinoids? Spironolactone? I’m not planning on using any of these without seeing a dermatologist or gynecologist first, but at the moment I can afford neither, so I’m just asking for your experiences or recommendations. Thank you in advance.