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#21 Flaxen

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:50 PM

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.


#22 LewisS

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:04 AM


There's nothing worse than having a shiny nose.

There are literally millions of things worse :)
Are you American? You probably don't understand British irony and take everything literal to the extreme.

Saying 'there's nothing worse' is a saying over here, we don't mean it literally, just that it's something unpleasant.

I could say it about numerous things, not meaning that all those are actually the worst things that could happen to me.

Hope that's cleared up.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:52 AM

Haha, lewis! Im american and i gotcha!
In the oily skin world, i AGREE! Nothing is worse than an oily nose. And we are speaking simply about things in oil land. Even oily cheeks or forehead are better.
I had a breakthrough today. No blotting!! The last 3 nights, i put a drop of lemon essential oil in my moisturizer, grape seed oil. Only at night because of sensitivity to sun and only 1 drop. Then bp and then aloe vera juice on my inflamed acne and on my scars and marks. I posted something about aloe vera and no one has responded. :( I really hope someone out there tries it and replies.
So right now im not sure if its the aloe vera or the lemon oil that reduced my oil. Who cares, something is working!

@helton- youre right. While i dont want anyone to get stuck with the bp "addiction" like i have, it works which is why ive used it for 15 years. And i totally agree that if we could isolate the ingredient that reduces oil, it would be awesome! Ive heard some say that bp could result in more oil, i dont think thats the case with me since i put it on after my moisturizer. Also 3 days ago, i decided to make an effort to stop using bp but im sectioning off my face so i dont get that crazy breakout. starting small with just the left side of my forehead using diluted tea tree oil on just that spot. i broke out the 2nd day, but in combo with the aloe, its balancing the inflammation. Ill do this as long as it takes until my skin rights itself and then move onto the next section. Ive read everywhere that the adjustment period for skin to start taking care of itself can be long, but i really believe that i can have healthy skin without all the harsh chemicals. maybe one day, i can get to a point where i wont even need tea tree oil, lemon oil, acv, or anything else. I want to CURE my acne oily skin and i need to have faith that its possible despite genetics or the midwest environment or whatever the hell else is in my way.

@lewis- please try the aloe or the lemon oil. I really want to help you find something to cure your oily nose. ;) its cheap and worth a shot. Please let us know in any case if you find something that works for you. We can all benefit from everyones knowledge and experiments.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:58 PM

Retin A + dawn ultra as a face wash

Basically I have an oily t-zone (combination skin), but my nose gets beyond oily to the point where it becomes irritated. I blot it all day long and it comes back with a vengeance. Is there anything else I can try other than blotting it? There's nothing worse than having a shiny nose. I'm thinking about maybe purchasing some mattifying 'invisible' powder, not sure how effective it would be though. 

 

Everywhere else gets a thin layer of oil, but on my nose it's very thick. I'll appreciate any advice and to hear from others who have similar issues. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:40 PM

Retin A + dawn ultra as a face wash

Basically I have an oily t-zone (combination skin), but my nose gets beyond oily to the point where it becomes irritated. I blot it all day long and it comes back with a vengeance. Is there anything else I can try other than blotting it? There's nothing worse than having a shiny nose. I'm thinking about maybe purchasing some mattifying 'invisible' powder, not sure how effective it would be though. 

 

Everywhere else gets a thin layer of oil, but on my nose it's very thick. I'll appreciate any advice and to hear from others who have similar issues. 

That's actually a pretty terrible combo. I hope this is a joke; don't try this anyone.

 

Retin-A has been clinically shown to have oily skin as a side effect due to it's pore unclogging mechanism and how it increases skin cell turnover. And Dawn Ultra has no business being on your face, whether you have acne or not.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

 

Retin A + dawn ultra as a face wash

Basically I have an oily t-zone (combination skin), but my nose gets beyond oily to the point where it becomes irritated. I blot it all day long and it comes back with a vengeance. Is there anything else I can try other than blotting it? There's nothing worse than having a shiny nose. I'm thinking about maybe purchasing some mattifying 'invisible' powder, not sure how effective it would be though. 

 

Everywhere else gets a thin layer of oil, but on my nose it's very thick. I'll appreciate any advice and to hear from others who have similar issues. 

That's actually a pretty terrible combo. I hope this is a joke; don't try this anyone.

 

Retin-A has been clinically shown to have oily skin as a side effect due to it's pore unclogging mechanism and how it increases skin cell turnover. And Dawn Ultra has no business being on your face, whether you have acne or not.

 

Pfft - don't knock it till you try it. 

 

Dawn cuts through grease! It unclogs pores far more effectively than any cleanser in existence plus it's skin safe.  You will never need to use a biore strip on your nose again again.

 

After a few months of Retin-A your pores will shrink and not be as oily. (*Note for the first few months it will appear that your pores are bigger because all the extra skin buildup starts clearning from your pores)



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

This thread is pretty old, surprised anyone actually found it. It's not really an issue for me now so I am going to close the thread. Thanks for the responses though. 






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