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Taking birth control for acne, still have blackheads. Any suggestions?

hey there, i m just turning 16 and have struggled with moderate acne since about age 12. my own dermatologist has me on a hormone-controling birth control that has helped immensely, but i still struggle with small blackheads on my nose, between my eyebrows and on my chin . they are small, but seem to gather oil and eventually i break out. they won t go away, even though i m pretty good with my skincare rituals. any suggestions?
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
I would advise you to stick to your doctor's precription for acne control.
But for blackheads, you may add these suggestions in your skin care routine
use a salicylic acid based face wash as it unclogs pores
Get your comedones extracted by a certified dermatologist atleast once in a month
Apply adapalene gel in night over comedone prone areas.
You may also take few sessions of salicylic acid peels.
HOpe this helped you out.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 31 Oct 2013
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