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Two Questions I've Been Pondering Over

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This is the first topic I've made and I'm not entirely sure if it is most suited for this sub-forum, but I wasn't sure where else to put it. If it belongs somewhere else, my apologies.

Firstly, if you're allergic to one of the ingredients in your topicals is it possible that you can just breakout in one place? Or should an allergic reaction be expected to occur over all the areas you put it?

Secondly, is going natural (e.g. African Black Soap) really better than using chemical topicals that are pH friendly? I have always gone with the latter because I believe that a lot of natural products just end up drying your skin, but I am always open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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This is the first topic I've made and I'm not entirely sure if it is most suited for this sub-forum, but I wasn't sure where else to put it. If it belongs somewhere else, my apologies.

Firstly, if you're allergic to one of the ingredients in your topicals is it possible that you can just breakout in one place? Or should an allergic reaction be expected to occur over all the areas you put it?

Secondly, is going natural (e.g. African Black Soap) really better than using chemical topicals that are pH friendly? I have always gone with the latter because I believe that a lot of natural products just end up drying your skin, but I am always open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.


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I see. I always thought that the ingredients were the key element and not so much the fact that a product is natural. It's just that a lot of people on the forums swear by products being natural. So I thought that there might be some truth behind it. Thanks for clearing that out. Knowing truly is half the battle.

Another question (directed at you personally and might also be better suited for PM) regarding spiro. I've read that some women get really impressive results from taking it. Literally going clear after suffering from moderate to severe acne. No different from you I suppose (really happy for you btw ^^). Obviously I'm a male so spiro isn't something that I could take, but is there any kind of equivalent for men? I'm currently trying Saw Palmetto which isn't doing much for me. Well I thought it was working, untill I had a really bad breakout this morning (a bunch of some small cysts in contrast to the white heads which I normally get when I break out).. I'm going to stay on Saw Palmetto for a while, after all I've only been taking it for two weeks now give or take. So if you have any more information to share, please do. :)

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I see. I always thought that the ingredients were the key element and not so much the fact that a product is natural. It's just that a lot of people on the forums swear by products being natural. So I thought that there might be some truth behind it. Thanks for clearing that out. Knowing truly is half the battle.

Another question (directed at you personally and might also be better suited for PM) regarding spiro. I've read that some women get really impressive results from taking it. Literally going clear after suffering from moderate to severe acne. No different from you I suppose (really happy for you btw ^^). Obviously I'm a male so spiro isn't something that I could take, but is there any kind of equivalent for men? I'm currently trying Saw Palmetto which isn't doing much for me. Well I thought it was working, untill I had a really bad breakout this morning (a bunch of some small cysts in contrast to the white heads which I normally get when I break out).. I'm going to stay on Saw Palmetto for a while, after all I've only been taking it for two weeks now give or take. So if you have any more information to share, please do. smile.png

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Secondly, is going natural (e.g. African Black Soap) really better than using chemical topicals that are pH friendly?

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