Saw palmetto has cured my hormonal acne. I have had lots of small spots on my cheeks since coming of the pill age 24. The brand I use is called nature’s aid and I take twice the amount recommended on the packaging. I take 2 tablets, 3x a day.
It has taken a while to work ( about 3 months) but now nearly all my spots are gone!!!
I also only use jojoba oil to remove make up and to moisturise. So so happy I came across this!!! The only side effect i habe noticed us slightly more PMS. But... Read More
If you have any stomach issues at all, be cautious taking this! I have PCOS and this supplement was recommended to me. I’m only a week in and have never experienced stomach pain this bad. I’ve had pain every day since starting it and I won’t be continuing it. ... Read More
I suffered with my skin and excess hair since I was 12, I also suffered with anxiety and would constantly pick at my skin. I suffered with oily skin with severe break outs all over especially just before my period. In 2014 I was told I had PCOS, so I did some online research and decided to start taking some herbal meds, change my diet and quit red meat and caffeine.
Literally within 2 weeks my skin completely cleared up, no more oily skin and my anxiety and need to pick completely disappea... Read More
Attention all men never ever take a DHT inhibitor like Saw Palmetto simply google post Finasteride syndrome it can cause permanent sexual side effects along with breast growth... Please research before taking certain supplements. ... Read More
I have had acne for years. Last year I had the worst outbreak I've ever had and my cheeks and jawline were covered in painful red, inflamed acne. It was not a pretty sight and I totally lost my confidence. I went to the doctor and tried several different prescriptions, including 2 different anti-biotics and topical retinoid. Nothing worked. I am sure the retinoid actually scarred my skin.
Anyway, I realised that my acne must be hormonal. So I researched and discovered that I had symptoms of hi... Read More
In February this year I started getting pimples on my cheeks before my period. This was something new. I had tons of clogged pores and would get 2 or 3 pimples on my chin but never on my cheeks(salicylic acid helped a lot!) . So I started using benzoyl peroxide..my skin looked great for 3-4 month and then I suddenly became allergic to BP and had to stop. Switched back to salicylic acid but that didn't prevent new pimples. I looked horrible way worse than before..I'm not exaggerating.
Old c... Read More
I started taking Saw Palmetto and it really works. It did make my skin break out in the beginning though. Not terribly but i was getting spots in places i previously never got spots. I nearly stopped taking it because it was breaking me out but i had read previously that it could do this so i just continued. It has been about a month and two weeks now. I have just started my period and that it when my skin is worst, just before it starts. I hardly broke out at all and then i realised......... Read More
I have suffered from acne ever since I was a teenager. I have been on and off the BC pill (Yasmin) for over ten years to treat my acne. Every time I went on the pill, my skin would clear up. Every time I went off the pill, my face was ridden with painful cystic acne. It was unsightly, embarrassing and affecting my confidence and social life. I constantly had lesions on my face that were painful and inflamed. After coming off the pill at age 31, (my migraines with auras no longer made it an optio... Read More
I am a 23 yo female of Southeast Asian descent. I have had acne since I was 11, 12. But I had noticed more hormonally influenced "cystic acne" since I was 18+. I have used everything you can imagine from the dermatologist's office, except accutane (worried about side effects and all). Spironolactone worked well for me but it would cause me to have my menstrual cycle at least every 2 weeks. SO I switched to birth control, that was probably the worst mistake I have ever made. I was on Alesse for 2... Read More
I thought this would help. As an 18 year old male with hormonal acne I thought these supplements that are proven by some studies to block DHT from getting to your head (which makes your hair fall out and controls your sebaceous glands thus causing acne ) were truly going to work. Unfortunately as far as I could tell they made my acne worse for some reason, I stopped taking them. ... Read More
Hey guys, I have a question:
I'm currently taking 22 capsules of 160mg Saw Palmetto Extract a day. I take 10 in the morning, 2 at lunch, 10 at night.
I just recently went off Spironolactone and I found it helped me go off the Spiro with less of an impact on my acne.
I started with the recommended dose of 320mg per day (2 capsules a day) originally, but eventually I've increased it to the above amount, as i noticed i was getting cysts again and i wanted to stop them.
As far as im aware there ... Read More
I have hormonal acne and would roughly have about 10 active spots on my face at one time (along with lots of scars) often in an irritated cluster.
I started taking saw palmetto about a month ago, two capsules twice a day with meals and the results are really really good.
It worked almost straight away, literally the next day i noticed that my skin was smoother, looked and felt less irritated and red. But the main thing was that from when i took it I had NO NEW SPOTS which is literally the dream.... Read More