In the last month or so, I’ve been breaking out worse than I have in probably 5-6 years. But, it is so weird because it is all along my jawline. I plan on seeing my doctor at the end of the month, and will probably bring it up then.

But, because she is a nurse practitioner, her questions will more likely be of the “have you recently changed soaps, moisturizers, diet, etc” variety. The only recent change I’ve made is to using the CeraVe cleaner, and I feel like if that were the break-out culprit, it would over my entire face, not just my jaw.

I’d go see a dermatologist, but the nearest one to me is at least 60 miles away.

I’ve been off birth control for about 6 months after being on it 3 years, would it take this long for the positive skin effects it had to start wearing off? Should I just get back on it. The only reason I got off is because I hate sticking hormones in my body like that if I don’t have to, eg when I’m single and not having sex (yes, I know the research says it’s fine, I’m just “hippie dippy” enough that I don’t like it if it is unnecessary). But I’d be willing to do it for my skin.

I’ve also been having to deal with the corners of my lips cracking lately, which hasn’t really ever happened before. But, I don’t know if that is connected, or just a coincident thing that has more to do with the fact I live in a cold, dry climate.