I have been doing a "reverse experiment" here, been taking Saw Palmetto, Beta Sitosterol, Stinging Nettle Leaf and Pumpkin seed oil + Zinc for few weeks now...guess what? After a week of "fappin" my face did not have a breakout, before I would get a a new breakout the next day. Try this combo, it really helps me, I will add some DIM into mix in the next 2 weeks, I should have my hormones in check then thanks to this combo.
I am currently taking Stinging Nettle Leaf, Saw Palmetto, Beta Sitosterol and Pumpkin Seed Oil. So far it really does help, I tried doing "it" 2x this week and 0 acne!!! Before I would have had few cysts ready by now. I have been taking them for only 3 weeks, will report back more later on how this combo is working for me
I think that we "need" to do it 1x every 2 weeks to avoid wet dreams etc. If we are going longer than that I am sure it is not healthy for us and we could be going for the other extreme.1x2weeks should be good enough to stabilize hormones and not break out.
Accutane wont cure hormonal Acne, been on it 2 times. Very temporary fix for hormonal acne, it did however clear my back and forehead permanently, those are areas that are not usually affected by hormonal acne.
This thread definitely proves some of us have hormonal acne, since I broke down 4 days ago, guess what... 3 new pimples.... every time I go 1 week without any sexual activity, 0 new acne. The question is, what is our long term plan? We cant go on like this forever, I am taking those anti-androgenic pills that I mentioned earlier, not sure if they will help or not, will give them 1 month.
Heh, I know how you feel Unfortunately thats how it is for us, I believe hormones cause skin to get extra oily and bacteria feeds from all that oil and spreads. If you use harsh cleansers that make skin very dry, then skin produces even more oil to make up for that. Im doing a experiment with Saw Palmetto, Pumpking Seed oil, Beta Sitosterol and Stinging Nettle Leaf... so far they are keeping my hormones in check and I am able to focus on other things all week, thats pretty awesome.
Bought today Saw Palmetto, Pumpking Seed Oil, Beta Sitosterol and Stinging Nettle Leaf. Lets see if these help, from my research they help with DHT and Androgen activity that causes acne and oily skin. Fingers crossed
Same thing happens to me, 1-2 days after I get acne around mouth. While we found our reason for acne, this can not be a long term cure, there must be something we can do (treatments, vitamins, light therapy etc), otherwise we can forget about having relationships :/
In meantime, day 1 again, I really hope to get to 14 days now
Damn it, capitulated on day 7 again. Just so damn hard to concentrate on anything else, does it get easier after 2 weeks?
Thanks to this experiment its 100% clear that this is my reason for acne, broke out each time 1-2 days after 7day streak. I will really try to make it to 2 weeks now Will post here daily to keep myself "in check".