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#3317995 Questions About Androgen, Estrogen, And Acne

Posted by patientx on 12 January 2013 - 01:18 PM


I've been learning about the links between hormones and acne. Just want to make sure my understanding is correct.

My understanding:

- both androgen and estrogen can cause acne

- anti-androgen includes: green tea, saw palmetto, nettle root, spiro

- anti-estrogen includes: progesterone (is it anti-androgen as well?), vitex, evening primrose oil

Is my understanding correct?

I'm male and has a bald spot. In this case can I assume that my acne is caused by androgen?

And if my acne is indeed caused by androgen, would taking something like vitex or evening primrose oil make it worse? I'm not sure how the balance of androgen and estrogen plays out with regard to acne.