Can birth control help clear acne?

The estrogen component of the combined oral contraceptive pill often causes noticeable improvement in skin. 

There isn’t one particular brand that’s better than another for the treatment of hormonal acne breakouts, though a good place to start is with a version of the pill that has a relatively high estrogen dose and a low androgen potency. Some brand examples are Mircette, Ortho Tricyclen, Ortho Cyclen, and Ovcon.