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Is It Possible For Men To Have Hormonal Acne?

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I'm on Doxycycline now to reduce the current acne, but my breakout began on my chin, and moved around my jaw. My forehead and cheeks are pretty much intact.

I've been reading online that chin and jaw acne is hormonal, but I'm not sure if men can get hormonal acne. I'm 17 by the way.

So, can men get hormonal acne? How can you reduce it? Any natural alternatives? Thanks!

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If you have hormones, you can get hormonal acne. If it's elevated testosterone that is causing the acne, then there are suggestions on how to reduce it, but you have to know your hormone levels to make sure you don't mess with the wrong hormones.

Spearmint tea and saw palmetto help lower testosterone.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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Male acne can absolutely be hormonal - arguably, the number 1 cause of acne is androgens (male hormones, but females produce them too) which are increased during puberty. I would strongly suggest that you not try to mess with your hormones though, even through "natural" methods.

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I'm on Doxycycline now to reduce the current acne, but my breakout began on my chin, and moved around my jaw. My forehead and cheeks are pretty much intact.

I've been reading online that chin and jaw acne is hormonal, but I'm not sure if men can get hormonal acne. I'm 17 by the way.

So, can men get hormonal acne? How can you reduce it? Any natural alternatives? Thanks!


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