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#1 Philly Boy

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

Hi all,

I'm new to posting and fairly new to Regimen. The great thing is it works as long as I don't workout. I'm actually getting fat for the first time in my life. I've worked out my entire life. It is my escape from my stressful job and mental medicine. I have dealt with acne my whole life as well. The severity is like a roller coaster.

I've researched extensively at this point. I'm convinced my struggles lie in hormonal acne. Through a lifetime of trial and error I've eliminated things from my diet, supplements, and now exercise. It was easy to realize that my diet was not the case because I eat a very strict (I eat the same thing everyday (chix, lean steak, fish - tilapia/salmon, brown rice, egg whites, broccoli, asparagus, edamame, a lot of diff fruits including the berries - anti-oxidants) Eliminated all supplements unfortunately...eas whey pro, glucosamine(this is killing me because I'm close to 40 and its good for joint lubrication, mobility and cartilage repair..I get muscle tears all the time now), any amino acids (fyi - I have never used steroids...I just get the horrible side effects as if I did..ridiculous!) With all of these things taken away my skin is perfect however this is totally unacceptable...

I have read everything (this website is phenominal and provides a wealth of information). I cannot get by how the most of the things which are healthy for me have such horrible consequences. I receive cysts/nodules with even the slightest exercise at this point. I'm becoming very depressed since I cannot workout. I'm in sales and my looks are important (their important even without being in sales). I HAVE to figure something out to balance my hormones.

Things I know...
  • I eat a lot so I speculate glycemic load may be a factor (sucks cuz I need to gain weight - muscle mass actually) as well as my caloric intake increases my androgen levels
  • Milk - I just drink soy milk (I can't drink some juices for some reason i.e. Naked juice, carrot some others which are good for you..oj is ok)
  • My androgen, testosterone, and insulin levels obviously spike when doing any physical activity
  • No iodine in my diet
  • Recently began taking Tumeric
  • I drink green tea
  • Anit-biotics don't work
  • Accutane I tried back in college - can't remember if it helped dried the hell out of my skin though - to scare of all the side effects however
  • Anit-biotics DON'T work
I attached a photo to show what happens after working out (sometimes a 2 day delay but than they come out everywhere on my face). I also attached a photo when i don't work out. Both are side views near my sideburns.

I could go on and on so all I really want to know is...

HOW DO I WORKOUT AND NOT GET THESE CYSTS/NODULES??

P.S. - It amazes me out of all the dermatologists (and that's a lot) I've been to not a one mentioned anything about hormonal acne. I guess it's because it occurs mostly in women.

Thank for any and all help.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

What do you use as facewash before and after the workout?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

hormonal acne=high DHT

DHT is converted from testosterone via enzyme 5-Alpha-reductase.

when does the body convert alot of test to DHT? when you ejaculate.

btw high DHT ["hormones"] also cause baldness....

now i dont say cut all masturbation\sex, just lower the amount. like 1-2 times a week max.

btw, excessive DHT or overejaculation is also the cause of my acne... if i ejaculate more then 1-2 times in like 10-12 days i breakout. but maybe thats cuz im 18 and in the future my hormones will "balance" or something like that and i will be able to ejaculate more without breaking out. but for now.... im having a lil bit less fun time with my lil friend to keep my face clear.


also, soy products stop the convertation of test to DHT, so it has its benefit.

Edited by arqa22, 22 May 2012 - 12:55 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

estrogen doesnt cause acne, otherwise all fat people would have acne.

but food allergy/intolarance does, and soy is a common food allergan.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

acne is triggered with food, stress, lifestyle, make up allergy and sometimes too much products used that is no longer neccsary.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

What do you use as facewash before and after the workout?


I use the wash that from this website. I use all the products from this website now. I haven't however washed right before working out. I always wash right after working out because I take a shower.

Do you think I should wash my face before looking out? Should I put the benzoyl treatment on as well?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:38 PM


What do you use as facewash before and after the workout?


I use the wash that from this website. I use all the products from this website now. I haven't however washed right before working out. I always wash right after working out because I take a shower.

Do you think I should wash my face before looking out? Should I put the benzoyl treatment on as well?

how did it all work out at the end? do/did you work out.. did you breakout? any tips?