I wish upon a star for some clear skin without going so far...I suffer from hormonal acne. My type is a result of excess testosterone which tends to get converted to DHT by the 5-alpha..blah blah blah enzyme. DHT not testosterone is the culprit. BAD BAD DHT!!! So what am i supposed to do. Here is a list of things that have been researched and that supplement (now not cure, but aid in the acne treatment):
1. exercise: de-stresses (certain stressors imbalance your bodies processes and when you cry you release prolactin which for some reason leads to more DHT production), so exercise can help bring your body back into balance and you'll look hot!!
2. Diet change: stop eating processes foods. seriously. stop eating processed sugars. stop eating dairy and soy. hunting and gathering societies have no acne. they just eat all organic fruits veges and nuts. some meat. So go back to basics..
3. chemical change: stop using all them over the counter and prescription crap...your problem is internal..hallooo. by using them all you do is throw all the junk in the closet. Stays hidden for a while but without getting to the root you are bound to have a blow out. Your better off washing with water. if you were make-up wash with wipes then rinse off with water.
What maybe a good addition.
Research suggests that coconut oil is a 5-alpha..blah blah inhibitor. I plan to give it a try. seems like it has helped many. Gotta use the virgin cold pressed kind. 3 times a day internally and externally.
It also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and moisturizing uses.
I shall update the results.