It’s well-known that birth control can impact your skin—some may say it’s a godsend to clear up acne, while others may tell you it’s wreaked havoc. The types of birth control that may affect your skin are lumped under the broad category of “hormonal birth control,” meaning they use certain hormones to prevent you from getting pregnant, but these hormones may also effect your skin. Players in this arena include birth control pills, patches, vaginal rings, injections, a sub-dermal implant, and the hormone-impregnated IUD. Related Read: 10 Tips To Build Your Acne Tracking Calendar Birth control pills (BCPs) are a combination of two synthetic analogs of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Your cortisol levels are high, and your mood is low. Because of poor sleep, your human growth hormone and testosterone production is down. You find solace in a carb-heavy, comfort-food breakfast, which sends blood sugar, and then insulin levels, soaring. This sets the stage for a sugar crash that makes you sleepy, hungry, or both.