-Safer than accutane
-Reduces Oil Production Dramatically -Be bery careful about Toxicity Level First and foremost, I am 25, male, and I get cystc acne, very painful deep cysts on my forehead, usually very oilly skin.
With that, I have taken everything, antibitoics, topicals, masks, every vitamin under the sun, you name it - I tried it..
My derm wanted me to take accutane, but I refused and decided to treat my acne holistically. Reading up on accutane, I decided Vitamin A might be a good place to start.
It has to be in the form of Retinyl Palmitate, perferrably mixed with Beta Carotene. I am taking a 25,000iu Retinyl(10,000) Beta(15000).
Be very, very careful with toxicity. It happened to me. Your liver will hurt, joints, head will POUND, eyes blurr, it is not fun. You have to be smart about this. Try one pill every other, or even every 3 days. Also, take Vitamin C and Zinc ( Airborne Chewable - Berry my fav :) )
Keep up your facial regimine, twice daily, light mosturizer only on the spots that need it, and salicylic acid spot treatment at bed time.