I am the same way. I'm 27. I have breakouts around my mouth and chin area all the time. My dermatologist told me to try another kind of b/c, Yasmin, which supposedly is known to be an acne medication too. I did, but didn't like the side effects, so I switched back to my normal b/c. I will just fork out money for the face cream my dermatologist prescribed, rather than try the new b/c too with the face cream. My dr. said it would take 3 months to see a difference. I'm on month 3 and it's better, but not gone. I guess I'll try this for a few more months. Hope someone else can be of more help.