Just Started Saw Palmetto This Morning

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I have been taking saw palmetto for a little over a month. I take about 900mg a day and I definitely noticed a difference in terms of how many breakouts i get but I am still just as oily. I have no inflamed spots on my chin or forehead. I have a bump by my right eyebrow and a small bump on my left cheek that feels deep but isnt coming up so it may just go away....but usually at this time of the month I have like three bumps on my forehead and one or two on my chin. So....I think its helping. I am not sure how well it works compared to spiro because I havent tried spiro yet...I am hoping I can just use saw palmetto instead because I do think its starting to help...

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I need really super duper thorough exfoliating along with Saw Palmetto orally. I have been eating much better recently, but months before this diet change I had first tried Saw Palmetto with significant results even then.

My acne only got worse as I grew older and I'm now 25-years-old.

I have oily-combo skin that's acne-prone.

I still haven't got a clear understanding of how much Saw Palmetto I need to take, but I currently do not ever take more than 480mg per day. And of course hormones drastically change during PMS, so I think one day I'll need to just get my hormones properly tested by a doctor because I never know how much to take during PMS and during my period. I'm actually not taking any Saw Palmetto at the moment, and my skin's been alright, I suppose. Not that many large cystic pimples, topical vitamin C is wonderful for me.

Once my period ends, I'll be going back on 320 every day at around 6-7pm when I eat dinner, which seems to be the time that works best for me.

As far as topical recommendations and what I found really showed results:


Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder

-(with exfoliating brush)

Origins Deep Pore Cleanser with Saw Palmetto & Mint

-(I'm really interested in trying this soon)


Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel

-(amaaazing after cleansing/exfoliating)

ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

-(amaaazing after cleansing/exfoliating, I use it about 3X one week, every 3-4 weeks)


Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

-(this has been the go-to for almost two years, now)

Acne.org AHA+

-(really great on my face for a time, but stopped being effective; still works great on acne I get on my back)


Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil

-(good on active acne, but just incredible on scars/pigmentation and healing acne)

primer (makeup)

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++

-(love this stuff to use as a protectant from dirt and sun even when I don't wear makeup)

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