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Green Gables

Member Since 06 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2014 11:19 AM

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In Topic: Pussy Pimples Even After Cleansing Etc.

14 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

This won't be what you want to hear, but even after clearing my skin "internally" there were some leftovers. Internal cures basically just stop new stuff from occurring they don't really fix what's already there.


For the underground cysts, I had to get cortisone shots. Some of them needed multiple shots.


For small bumps and clogged pores kind of like you're describing, I had to do serious exfoliation + microdermabrasion every 3 days for a number of weeks + a series of chemical peels very close together + manual extraction. I mean I basically had to sand and burn and steam the crap out of my skin to get the buggers. All the "be gentle" people won't like it, but when you've had the same little bumps and clogged pores for YEARS, sometimes the harsh way is the only way that works.


Even if you have a perfect diet, it won't fix the external crap that's already there. 


Also for heaven's sake stop the maca root. I don't know where people are getting the idea that it is good for acne. Maca has been used for years by bodybuilders and fitness buffs to INCREASE TESTOSTERONE and that is the opposite of what you want to do for acne. 

In Topic: (Hormonal Acne) Diet + Supplements- My Journey Recorded

14 July 2014 - 09:44 PM

Why are you using maca?


Maca is commonly used by male fitness buffs and bodybuilders who want to block estrogen and increase testosterone (see http://www.mensfitne...tural-t-booster).


This is the opposite of what you want with hormonal acne. 

In Topic: Spironolactone And Oily Skin

11 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

Hey there,


So I started on 50mgs of Spiro exactly a month ago & increased to 100mg after a week or 10days. Since then my oily skin had been improving but on a couple of occassions has reverted back to being oily again....and is currently pretty oily, has anyone else experienced this? I read that people tend to cure the oily skin and then it stays that way....I seem to be fluctuating, any input is welcome


Thanks. Just hope its not less effective on me as I do not want to take a higher dose.




My face is generally dry but if I use occlusive ingredients it will suddenly get oily again. Makeup primers, makeup, and sunscreen are the worst offenders. Most contain dimethicone or other silicones to make them feel smooth, but they create an occlusive wrap on the skin that for whatever reason makes me as oily as a teenager again. 


I tried using a completely silicone-free sunscreen (nothing else on top of it because all my makeup has silicones) and my face was bone dry the whole day. The brand I used was Badger Baby sunscreen.

In Topic: Can 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors Affect Teenage Development?

08 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

I'm a 17 year old guy and have been taking different 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors such as 50mg Zinc and 4 bags of green tea a day for a while now to help treat my acne and oily skin a bit which they have done a fair bit, but recently I've been concerned as to whether they could be affecting my development to any extent seeing as I'm a teenager going through puberty and all- I mean I'm a tall guy and stuff so I doubt that they've had a massive impact but I'm just wandering if it's worth taking these inhibitors to treat something that is most likely only temporary if it means I will live the rest of my life with a less square jaw, less broad shoulders, less deep voice and so on than I could potentially have. I WANT TO BE SOMEWHAT ATTRACTIVE WHEN I'M OLDER OKAY :'(


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oh and btw sorry I'm not sure if it's 'effect' or 'affect' so please don't get mad at me people! D:


Some cultures drink green tea constantly starting at a young age, and they still produce manly men...and zinc is found in a lot of foods..so I kinda doubt the combo is going to hurt your masculinity.


It's good you're getting started on your acne now though. Being in your twenties with lots of scars and still having adult acne is not attractive, even if you do have a really square jaw ;)

In Topic: Spironolactone For Athlete!

08 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

Hi! First time posting. My derm gave me an RX for spironolactone for 50mg a day and after doing heavy research I have yet to find a lot about taking it as an athlete..I am 26 years old and extremely active-running, swimming, biking, do races, work out hard, etc.

Is this going to make me want to pass out when I work out?! Think just starting with 25mg would be a better idea?! Would 25 even be effective?!

This is my only hope as nothing else has worked. But exercise is my savior and I cannot give up my running and being active. Please help!


I am extremely active and it has not affected my endurance.


However the change in hormones can trigger weight gain. For me I will gain weight on it if I take it too late in the day. If I take my first pill at breakfast and second at lunch then I don't gain.