So sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling with acne with no real relief. It really is such a frustrating thing — and the first thing you see in the mirror if it’s on your face. I can completely understand and empathize with feeling depressed and hopeless about it. Based on the location on your face that you describe, it does sound like hormonal acne — but birth control didn’t do a ton for my face either, so I don’t think that’s the only solution at all. And gut health and hormones are intimately connected.
Great article, thank you! I have used the Mirena and I didn’t do well on it as the hormones affected my mood a lot. Felt like I was pregnant again. However, as a holistic health coach, I’ve done beacoup research and had contacted most nationwide chicken meat and egg farms, grass fed farms and duck farms to know in DETAIL what if they are feeding the animals organic soy. Well, they do. Soy=estrogen=breast=hormones=acne… you name it… So buying organic free range chicken eggs or meat, or duck is simply not enough. Also, most farmers markets who sell those items also feed the hens feed that contains soy or even GMO corn. Most of them don’t really look the ingredients. I suggest you ask them to bring label of the feed so you see what they feed them, or go to the farm yourself.
Acne is a very common skin condition affecting many teenagers and a considerable number of adults. Nearly 85% of people experience acne at some point in their lives.  All types of acne can leave scars long after the initial pimples have gone. Scars diminish the smooth appearance of the skin and can make some people self-conscious and shy. However, there are steps that you can take to ensure that you keep your skin smooth and blemish-free. To reduce scarring, you can use home remedies, make certain lifestyle changes, and use medications.