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I'm A Boy But I Have Hormonal Acne?

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Hi! My name is Leo.

I'm a 17-year-old boy but apparently I have hormonal acne. Actually, I'm not really sure.

I've heard that hormonal acne appears around the mouth (mainly the chin) and jawlines, and I realised that I always have break-outs exactly on those areas of my face. That's why I assumed I have "hormonal acne".

My skin is extremely oily comparing to my friends'. I also avoid eating chocolate and other candy because I've heard that chocolate really causes break-outs. It happens to me, so I have been avoiding chocolate for about 4 months now. I stopped breaking-out on my forehead, cheek and nose, but now, as I said, I break-out around my mouth.

I now started taking zinc and fish-oil since a lot of people seem to recommend it here on acne.org. I started taking them about 2 months ago but I haven't seen any apparent results.

I do not wash my face when I wake up, but I do wash it before going to bed.

I went to a dermatologist and all but all he did was give me a "cream" to put on my face, which also didn't work.

I've really started to lose hope because no matter what I do, it doesn't help my skin. It's like it's going to be like this forever. Sometimes I even avoid going out with my friends by making excuses because I have these "things" on my face.

Is there ANYTHING I can do?

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Hi! My name is Leo.

I'm a 17-year-old boy but apparently I have hormonal acne. Actually, I'm not really sure.

I've heard that hormonal acne appears around the mouth (mainly the chin) and jawlines, and I realised that I always have break-outs exactly on those areas of my face. That's why I assumed I have "hormonal acne".

My skin is extremely oily comparing to my friends'. I also avoid eating chocolate and other candy because I've heard that chocolate really causes break-outs. It happens to me, so I have been avoiding chocolate for about 4 months now. I stopped breaking-out on my forehead, cheek and nose, but now, as I said, I break-out around my mouth.

I now started taking zinc and fish-oil since a lot of people seem to recommend it here on acne.org. I started taking them about 2 months ago but I haven't seen any apparent results.

I do not wash my face when I wake up, but I do wash it before going to bed.

I went to a dermatologist and all but all he did was give me a "cream" to put on my face, which also didn't work.

I've really started to lose hope because no matter what I do, it doesn't help my skin. It's like it's going to be like this forever. Sometimes I even avoid going out with my friends by making excuses because I have these "things" on my face.

Is there ANYTHING I can do?

for men, zinc can do the trick but you have to take the right form. Consider following a healthy diet (perhaps start with paleo) to control spikes in insulin.


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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** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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