It is marketed more towards aging men because a few studies have shown it could ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign cases). Usually the benefit for the prostate will outweigh the risks.
But to take it just for your complexion, as a man? I guess it all depends on how much you are willing to risk. I did a significant anount of research on it because I thought about taking it, and it was very surprising reading first hand accounts and hearing about how it affected different people. You wouldn't know it based on how much companies advertise saw palmetto and the fact that you can get it pretty much anywhere, but it can drastically affect your hormones.
Based on what I've read, as a guy I wouldn't touch it LOL
And if I may say so, Flaxen if that pic is of you I think you could pass for Taylor Swift pretty easily lol
I did wonder if it might be different in younger men, makes sense I guess.
The pic isn't actually me. I was too afraid of being recognised to put up a real one so I just used a random one that looks a bit like me! - Cos I always imagine people like their avatars...
Just wanted to add to the topicals debate. Bp definitely does reduce oil. My oil problem was only EXTREME when I tried coming off it. But if you don't have acne you may not want to go down that route but how about a topical retinoid? Better than taking accutane! And you can continue to use it and it's generally good for skin - some people use topical retinoids purely for anti-ageing.
Edited by Flaxen, 13 May 2013 - 12:03 AM.