Hi guys, I have only joined this board to report that for me there is definitely a connection between over-masturbation and acne.
I'm 34, boredom, porn and long distance relationships have contributed lots, but I am not making any excuses
The bottom line is, I have tried several things:
Oral medication -
Roaccutane - In my teens worked for a while
Tetracycline - ??? I dared not question my doctor
Panoxyl, 2.5,5,10 - Very good for emergencies
Differin - Took some time to work, with severe burning in first week, but then went back to normal
Harley street clinic - Homeophathy
Chinese herbal tea - Waste of time
I have inherited greasy skin, my whole family has, but I am the only one to break out. I have struggled long and hard, spent untold amounts of money on many other products not mentioned here.
It soon dawned on me that I had to fix the problem from inside... Well having a massive argument with my girlfriend also contributed, as my appearance caused me to stress, not attend family or public events...she ended up giving me the best advice, to stop all the pills, creams, treatments and to be normal...That's when I analysed my lifestyle and asked the question to myself, what was I doing differently to all the people of my age. And with this being a personal matter only I knew the answer.
I gave it a go, I stopped all of it immediately that was 3 weeks ago,
here is the summary:
7 days - struggled through the week 3big zits, deep under skin. Grease production abundant oily face after 1 hour.
14 days - No new breakout during those last 7 days, still dealing with those big zits from last week.
21 days - No breakouts !!! my face is smooth, I even had very close shave. Ok I have some fading marks from previous battles but I am clear. There has been a sudden reduction in excess oiliness too...OK I still feel greasy, I see the shine on my nose BUT it is clearly not dripping like it used to after 1 hour.
This is the best treatment ever, and its free.
I still use a normal off the shelf scrub, that's because I like to feel clean of the oil on my face once in the morning and the evening, followed by an oil free moisturiser...we all know that we still need to moisturise. The rest of my lifestyle has not changed.
Guys, I will admit that it is hard to stop, but as your testosterone level sorts itself out, it gets easier. Do not tempt the devil...
Girls, I don't think this post will help you, but if you do have a man with adult acne, this could help...be supportive.
Since I have read many conflicting posts how masturbation can raise and lower testosterone with no real answers...the theory I agree most with is that testosterone plays with your DTT levels which in turn makes your pores more sensitive, i.e get infected and also produce more sebum.