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5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin


For as many types of birth control pills as there are, there are just as many different ways that a woman's body can react to them.

Hormonal birth control does affect androgen levels in the body, but it may not affect them the way you were hoping. It's possible that androgen levels could just get out of whack and increase sebum production [source: Go Ask Alice]. It can take time for the body to get used to a new birth control pill, but if you can't deal with the side effects, talk to your doctor about switching.