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#1 Helpclear

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:18 AM

Ok so I've been using the acne.org regimen since July 2011 and it has worked really well, pretty much getting rid of 95% of my acne.  The last 6 months or more my acne has been getting worse and worse like the BP isn't working.  Most of the acne I get is below my lips, which are almost always whiteheads, and then obove my lips and around my nose a little less.  It's getting really frustrating to have all these whiteheads below my lips and even on my lip right now that hurt like hell and make me feel disgusting.  I even changed toothpaste 2 months ago thinking that may help by eliminating sls, but no help from that either.

 

I decided to use Saw Palmetto on Friday.  I've been taking two 160mg pills a day and so far it has done nothing.  In fact I feel it may be worse so far.  I hope this gets better.


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:30 AM

I've tried SP without any results, maybe try MSM instead.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

hi,

It takes any type of supplement/oral treatment a few months before you notice results. I took yaz birth control, it took 4 months to work but once it worked my skin was clear. I also take a supplement called Hairomega 3-in-1, its formulated for hair loss but its basically an anti-DHT supplement it works well for acne too.  Shen Min has an anti_DHt suplement at the Vitamin Shoppe .

Maybe you could also try spearmint? Its proven to reduce oil production, you can drink two cups of tea per day or, if youre lazy like me, pop a supplement.

 

Ok so I've been using the acne.org regimen since July 2011 and it has worked really well, pretty much getting rid of 95% of my acne.  The last 6 months or more my acne has been getting worse and worse like the BP isn't working.  Most of the acne I get is below my lips, which are almost always whiteheads, and then obove my lips and around my nose a little less.  It's getting really frustrating to have all these whiteheads below my lips and even on my lip right now that hurt like hell and make me feel disgusting.  I even changed toothpaste 2 months ago thinking that may help by eliminating salycic acid, but no help from that either.

 

I decided to use Saw Palmetto on Friday.  I've been taking two 160mg pills a day and so far it has done nothing.  In fact I feel it may be worse so far.  I hope this gets better.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

Something else may be going on right now with your skin that is different than acne...especially in the way it is only happening around your mouth. I'd recommend you see a dermatologist for this because acne products may be too irritating and make it worse.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

Well I've been thinking about this for a bit.  I had pretty bad acne on my neck which is still clear with the regimen.  The only difference between how I apply it on my neck and around my mouth is I don't use moisturizer on my neck, forehead, or cheeks anymore.  At first dryness was a huge issue and I needed loads of moisturizer and even some jojoba oil as I would be extremely dried out.  I haven't had dryness issues on my neck in a long time like it got used to the BP.

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Now for around my mouth I switched from the Dan's moisturizer to AHA to try to help with the whiteheads about 1 month ago but I haven't seen a difference with that.   Maybe I shouldn't use any moisturizer as it is may be clogging my pores.

 

Another thing is I have bacne as well which I never worried too much about as it's hidden so I probably have pretty bad hormonal acne.  I'll keep trying this Saw Palmetto and give it a while longer and then try some other suggestions as I don't want to change more than one thing.  I was reading about taking loads of B5 as well and haven't ever tried that.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well I'm using Jojoba oil now instead of the acne.org moisturizer or aha and my skin is doing much better so far.  I also stopped taking the Saw Palmetto.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

Are you using any kind of lip balm? I know some men who use chapstick before bed and they got acne break outs around the mouth because it smudges when they sleep.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

No I'm not.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

AHA can cause a breakout, especially if you're using both bp and aha together it can over-exfoliate the skin, causing irritation = acne.

 

 

Well I've been thinking about this for a bit.  I had pretty bad acne on my neck which is still clear with the regimen.  The only difference between how I apply it on my neck and around my mouth is I don't use moisturizer on my neck, forehead, or cheeks anymore.  At first dryness was a huge issue and I needed loads of moisturizer and even some jojoba oil as I would be extremely dried out.  I haven't had dryness issues on my neck in a long time like it got used to the BP.

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Now for around my mouth I switched from the Dan's moisturizer to AHA to try to help with the whiteheads about 1 month ago but I haven't seen a difference with that.   Maybe I shouldn't use any moisturizer as it is may be clogging my pores.

 

Another thing is I have bacne as well which I never worried too much about as it's hidden so I probably have pretty bad hormonal acne.  I'll keep trying this Saw Palmetto and give it a while longer and then try some other suggestions as I don't want to change more than one thing.  I was reading about taking loads of B5 as well and haven't ever tried that.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

I thought I would give a bit of an update.  There seems to be about no difference to my face now with jojoba oil.  All the excitement that it was working for nothing.