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Hailey Bieber Hormones Wack on Birth Control; How She’s Dealing With Breakouts

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Hailey Bieber says birth control is causing havoc with her hormones, leading to skin breakouts. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

Hailey Bieber’s hormones are whack now that she’s taking birth control pills and she’s suffering ache breakouts and other side effects. But, hey, she’s willing to go with it because she’s not ready to have a baby “right now.”


Hailey, the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and graphic designer Kennya Deodato Baldwin, married pop singer Justin Bieber in a secret ceremony last September after a 12 week romance.

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The 22-year-old model says she has become prone to acne since she started taking her contraceptive pill a few months ago.

Although they have “messed” up her skin’s natural balance, she said she’d “take that” over having a baby “right now.”

Their romance may seem sudden, but they have actually known each other for going on 10 years. They even met with a marriage counselor recommended by their good friend and pastor Judah Smith before tying the knot.

“The thing is, marriage is very hard,” Hailey told Vogue magazine’s March issue. “That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”

But that’s not all she’s struggling with. She explained in an interview with gossip site Refinery29:

“I think sometimes, like with hormones, you can’t control it. Over the last few months, I’ve been on birth control, which I’ve never done before, and that threw off my hormones for sure and made my skin go off. I was getting little tiny things here and there, and they just hurt. It was like, ‘how do these hurt so bad?’ I talked about it with my doctor and came to find it’s because the hormones from the birth control mess with your natural balance. You just have to be patient, let it happen, and let it even out. For me, I’d take that over having a baby right now, so…”

To counter the effects, she’s keeping hydrated by drinking lots of water and watching what she eats. But she admits she’s lucky to have inherited good genes from her parents.

Hailey Bieber explains:

“For me, I do think a lot of it is genetics. Both of my parents have great skin; they look super young. I also think it’s how you take care of your skin. There are some girls that I know who sleep with their freaking makeup on and their skin is clear. That is not a thing for me. I’m big on keeping my skin clean and drinking a lot of water. It’s also diet – if I go a couple of days eating cheeseburgers, my skin is not going to look great.”

Under normal conditions, a woman’s adrenal glands and ovaries produce low levels of androgens. A lower amount of androgens leads to a decrease in the production of sebum, which can cause breakouts, according to medical references.

So birth control pills can actually decrease the occurrence of acne. But not in all cases. Birth control pills that contain progestin can promote acne and worsen breakouts.

“Acne is caused by a fluctuation in hormone levels, which may occur during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, or menopause. Stress and acne often go hand-in-hand as the aforementioned periods of your life can often be rife with anxiety and uncertainty,” according to one Web site.

“Progesterone-only birth control methods can cause acne to flare by increasing oil production,” dermatologist Dr. Mara Weinstein told Teen Vogue magazine. Chances are, you wouldn’t take this type of birth control if you already had hormonal acne.”

Washing your face twice a day with a gentle foaming cleanser to control oil production is advised, says Weinstein. Scrub your face once in the morning and once at night, and make sure to rinse thoroughly.

“Choose a toner that contains LHA or glycol acid to help restore the skin’s pH and gently exfoliate the surface of the skin, unclog pores, and remove excess dirt from the day,” Weinstein adds.