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crashoran

Member Since 10 Oct 2007
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In Topic: Help/prevent Oily Skin

22 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

I'm in the same boat. My advice is just to stay with the regimen you're on right now, because oily skin is an acceptable trade off for having no blemishes. I recently tried to quit epiduo because adapalene (retinoid) makes me super oily, but I started breakout out horribly again.


In Topic: Estrogen Or Progesterone Causing Oily Skin/clogged Pores?!

28 September 2014 - 07:33 AM

Looking for advice from anyone who might understand which hormone is most likely to relate to overly oily skin and clogged pores! Tonight is the night I'm going to be starting the Ortho Cyclen! I'm doing some research on which hormone relates to overly oily skin and clogging- and I keep coming across Estrogen dominance. How people with too much bad estrogen will see in increase in sebum and therefore skin issues. Is it possible at all that the increase in estrogen from the Alesse(0.2) and Seasonale(0.3) is what's causing my issues? Or is this even possible because they are both considered " Low estrogen pills". I'm trying to figure out if it's that or the progestrin with high androgen levels in both those birth controls that is causing the issues? I'm also reading that progesterone with high androgenic activity increases DHT levels- which increases oily skin too.Please share your knowledge on how hormones work and which one it's most likely to be :( So confused, and I don't want my skin getting even worse with Ortho Cyclen being (0.4) in estrogen if that's what it is! Help!!
 


Elevated Free testosterone increases sebum production and is exacerbated by insulin.
The endocrine system attempts to maintain balance among the various hormones. When a particular hormone increases or decreases it can cause an imbalance of several other hormones.
Generally
Estrogen neutralizes testosterone
Progesterone neutralizes estrogen
Cortisol neutralizes DHEA
Progesterone can amplify the effects of testosterone.
In females, the primary source of free testosterone is DHEA  
It's best to do a complete female hormone panel and include 8 am cortisol to understand the problem.
If you do, make sure you go to the lab on day 21 of your cycle.

I know this is an old thread, but I feel like I should clear things up. Elevated free testosterone levels do not cause oily skin. I know this for a fact because I have extremely oily skin and my free T levels are at 4.4 ng/dl. 80-90 year old men have more free T than I do (I'm 26).

(To give you an idea how oily my skin is, it's so bad that random people often walk up to me and ask me about it)

In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

21 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

I've been taking D3 for years and my blood levels are at 90 ng/ml. Still have acne and extremely oily skin. It doesn't help.


In Topic: How I Stopped My Oily Skin In 2 Weeks!

04 September 2014 - 03:00 PM

 

I didn't blot my skin. I tried lowering, but my eyes were extremely dry as well. I feel like it has done some permanent damage to my bones, because they pop alot now. I would not reccomend this to anybody.

 
What brand of vitamin A did you use?

I'm wondering what kind of vitamin A to use too. I'm going to try to do this as a last resort, I was prescribed accutane, but my insurance won't pay for it. I went through prior authorization process, and appeals, but express scripts are just complete scum bags. So I'm going to pick some up this week, but is there a certain kind I have to get?

 

I don't remember what brand, I think it was NOW brand. I wouldn't reccommend trying it. I started using Epiduo instead, and it's working very well.


In Topic: How I Stopped My Oily Skin In 2 Weeks!

02 September 2014 - 06:32 AM

50,000iu/day for a few weeks.

Did you try lowering the dosage? And when you were at 50,000/day you said it worked perfectly. Like no need to blot your skin at all?

 

I didn't blot my skin. I tried lowering, but my eyes were extremely dry as well. I feel like it has done some permanent damage to my bones, because they pop alot now. I would not reccomend this to anybody.