7. Consider the Pill
If you’re an adult woman and notice that your breakouts coincide with your period or PMS, you may want to talk to your doctor about oral contraceptives. When your monthly cycle is to blame for skin craziness, the birth control pill can help you stabilize the hormones that lead to blemishes.
Even if you don’t notice a direct correlation between your period and your breakouts, birth control pills might still be able to help. If you’ve got PCOS (many women do and, thanks to no symptoms, have no idea) or any other condition that causes an increase in male hormones, the pill can help get your body back in check.