I’ve held off for a little while from posting I really don’t want to jinx my progress. I’ ve been dealing with hormonal cystic acne since I was about. Spironolactone is a synthetic steroidal drug that causes loss of libido, depression, and fatigue. It masks symptoms but doesn’t solve any. Many cases of acne are hormonal in nature, meaning that they occur in adolescent girls and women and are aggravated by hormonal fluctuations such as those.

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When you talk about acne and its various treatments, experiences start to feel like different levels in a video game. Some people only make it to the topicals before eslironolactona acne clears up, and some of us go beyond that, into retinoids, antibiotics, and medicated pads.

Perhaps you’ll take the bonus detour The Pillor maybe you go all the way and reach the super boss, Accutane.

Originally formulated to treat hypertension and a few other cardiovascular troubles, spironolactone is a drug that, at a lower dose, can help with hormonal acne. It’s also an androgen blocker that delivers just the teensiest bit of progestin es;ironolactona a diuretic. Androgens like testosterone are responsible for a few masculine-leaning traits—things like body-hair growth and sebum production.

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Though on my early days on spironolactone, initial searches led me not only to a death-is-surely-near WebMD article, but more originally, to several transgender community boards sharing stories about the drug. Sure enough, my body hair got thinner and lighter. And though it treats hormonal acne, it’s not a quick fix.


Spiro takes abut three months to kick in, and it’s possible you’ll still get small monthly menstrual-cycle-related breakouts on it.

The main difference is that you’ll get a manageable, gone-in-two-days kind of zit—not an entire situation on your face. And right, it’s a diuretic, which means you’ll be going to the bathroom more times a day than you’d prefer. It’s also potassium-sparing, which means there’s a slight risk of building up too much potassium in your body.

It’s advised that espironolacona cut down on potassium-rich foods while on the drug not a problem with papaya, tougher with tomatoes and get your blood checked every six months to a year depending on your dosage and doctor. For some reason, spiro is the acne solution that still seems to fly under the radar, as it has nowhere near the cultural cache of Accutane nor the universal reputation of salicylic acid. You just want normal, average skin—the kind of skin that the guy sitting next to you at the DMV has—not great, not bad, just regular-person skin that never gets complimented but also never gets uncomfortably scanned by your daily barista.


Let me tell you, it feels great to just be regular.

So at the risk of sounding like a pharmaceutical ad, if you’ve got acne that’s not going away, talk to your doctor about spironolactone. Create new Glossier account. Create a Glossier account to build your Into Espironolactonx Gloss profile and save your favorite espironoladtona. By signing up, you agree to receive updates and special offers for Into The Gloss’s products and services.

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