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For those who are acne-prone (specifically hormonal), what medications, supplements, habits, etc. have worked for you? Has anyone tried using isotretinoin or tretinoin topical cream/gel instead of oral Accutane? I would like to avoid taking anything oral that may cause additional stress to my body on cycle. I already tried salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide creams, and they only help a little bit. My acne isn't too bad, but it flares up when blasting. Thanks.
 
Topical tretinoin is good for fighting acne but it doesn’t really help stop it in my experience. It’ll help current acne go away faster but it still kept popping up. You can try high dose vitamin A daily which worked wonders for me but takes around 90 days to start helping. @GYMnTONIC has some acne body wash on his site with good ingredients.
 
Topical tretinoin is good for fighting acne but it doesn’t really help stop it in my experience. It’ll help current acne go away faster but it still kept popping up. You can try high dose vitamin A daily which worked wonders for me but takes around 90 days to start helping. @GYMnTONIC has some acne body wash on his site with good ingredients.
So, u think the oral is stronger than the cream in that it eliminates future acne? Interesting how that works.. I mean its the same compound..,, which should be more advantageous if I applied topically I assumed since it has a more localized effect.. and less systemic
 
Topical tretinoin is good for fighting acne but it doesn’t really help stop it in my experience. It’ll help current acne go away faster but it still kept popping up. You can try high dose vitamin A daily which worked wonders for me but takes around 90 days to start helping. @GYMnTONIC has some acne body wash on his site with good ingredients.

Agree here! I have prescribed tretinoin and it’s not a preventative but more of a help to dry up acne. I’ve also used doxycycline and it didn’t do much cause it’s more used for bacterial acne and mine was like you say hormonal acne. I also use the medical prescription grade face washes as my wife is an esthetician so she is very helpful. I get it on my forehead kinda bad or at least continuously while using deca or npp. Using other compounds like test, primo, mast don’t have any impact on my acne tho? I love deca and npp but that’s the price I pay.

I haven’t used anything else and really don’t want to use accutane either so I’m interested to here in other products that have worked for others.
 
Agree here! I have prescribed tretinoin and it’s not a preventative but more of a help to dry up acne. I’ve also used doxycycline and it didn’t do much cause it’s more used for bacterial acne and mine was like you say hormonal acne. I also use the medical prescription grade face washes as my wife is an esthetician so she is very helpful. I get it on my forehead kinda bad or at least continuously while using deca or npp. Using other compounds like test, primo, mast don’t have any impact on my acne tho? I love deca and npp but that’s the price I pay.

I haven’t used anything else and really don’t want to use accutane either so I’m interested to here in other products that have worked for others.
What are the ingredients in the face washes? thats a shame tho I was hoping the tretinoin cream would eliminate my acne for good. Have you tried isotretinoin cream, supposedly that is stronger?
 
So, u think the oral is stronger than the cream in that it eliminates future acne? Interesting how that works.. I mean its the same compound..,, which should be more advantageous if I applied topically I assumed since it has a more localized effect.. and less systemic
The oral is strong and can have a lot of negative side effects internally. I dab a little of the topical on any acne that pops up and it goes away quickly. That’s on top of a regular skin care routine.
Agree here! I have prescribed tretinoin and it’s not a preventative but more of a help to dry up acne. I’ve also used doxycycline and it didn’t do much cause it’s more used for bacterial acne and mine was like you say hormonal acne. I also use the medical prescription grade face washes as my wife is an esthetician so she is very helpful. I get it on my forehead kinda bad or at least continuously while using deca or npp. Using other compounds like test, primo, mast don’t have any impact on my acne tho? I love deca and npp but that’s the price I pay.

I haven’t used anything else and really don’t want to use accutane either so I’m interested to here in other products that have worked for others.
Luckily I’m pretty blessed in that department. I’m running test E 750, and NPP 450 a week and have very little acne with my current skin care routine and vitamin A. I get stubborn acne on my traps that I treat with the topical tretinoin. However i don’t notice it helping stop new acne, it just gets rid of acne already present. I’m sure if I rubbed it all over my body and face it would prevent new ones but I can’t be bothered with that and it would get expensive.
 
The oral is strong and can have a lot of negative side effects internally. I dab a little of the topical on any acne that pops up and it goes away quickly. That’s on top of a regular skin care routine.

Luckily I’m pretty blessed in that department. I’m running test E 750, and NPP 450 a week and have very little acne with my current skin care routine and vitamin A. I get stubborn acne on my traps that I treat with the topical tretinoin. However i don’t notice it helping stop new acne, it just gets rid of acne already present. I’m sure if I rubbed it all over my body and face it would prevent new ones but I can’t be bothered with that and it would get expensive.
Nice have you noticed any side effects with the cream? My acne isn't too bad, mostly back and traps too.
 
Nice have you noticed any side effects with the cream? My acne isn't too bad, mostly back and traps too.
Just dry skin specifically in the area i apply the cream too. Sometimes I’ll get a little trigger happy for lack of a better phase and apply to much of the cream to a pimple. The pimple will shrink but also have dry dead skin around it. If you do decide to apply it to your entire region then you may need to moisturize that area as well.
 
I’ve tried the topical creams and like I think it was mentioned above, it didn’t really do much for me in terms of reducing acne, just made it go away faster. I ultimately took accutane but before that Epiduo worked really well for me for actually clearing my skin and preventing new pimples
 
Just dry skin specifically in the area i apply the cream too. Sometimes I’ll get a little trigger happy for lack of a better phase and apply to much of the cream to a pimple. The pimple will shrink but also have dry dead skin around it. If you do decide to apply it to your entire region then you may need to moisturize that area as well.
got ya.. do u notice any negative interactions with topical cream? like for instance, do u need to avoid other lotions, washes, etc.. or stay out of the sun?
 
I’ve tried the topical creams and like I think it was mentioned above, it didn’t really do much for me in terms of reducing acne, just made it go away faster. I ultimately took accutane but before that Epiduo worked really well for me for actually clearing my skin and preventing new pimples
even if u applied the cream everyday, new pimples kept forming?
 
got ya.. do u notice any negative interactions with topical cream? like for instance, do u need to avoid other lotions, washes, etc.. or stay out of the sun?
My girlfriend works and skincare and she typed this up for you since she knows better than I do.
while on topical cream for acne you cannot use anything else with acids in it. For instance glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, or salicylic acid. If you do it needs to be in small amounts, nothing too strong. Like while using topical cream dont exfoliate more because the cream is already doing that. And while in the sun u MUST wear spf and reapply every 2 hours if in direct Sunlight. Because this cream makes your skin insanely sensitive to sun and u will burn and make it worse.
 
My girlfriend works and skincare and she typed this up for you since she knows better than I do.
while on topical cream for acne you cannot use anything else with acids in it. For instance glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, or salicylic acid. If you do it needs to be in small amounts, nothing too strong. Like while using topical cream dont exfoliate more because the cream is already doing that. And while in the sun u MUST wear spf and reapply every 2 hours if in direct Sunlight. Because this cream makes your skin insanely sensitive to sun and u will burn and make it worse.
thanks! what would happen if I were to use acids simultaneously?
 
well I just ordered some isotretinoin and tretinoin topical cream. gonna give them both of shot. hopefully, they at least make my acne manageable. If not then I just might have to resort to oral accutane. but I would probably have to drop everything and just run trt for a few months right?
 
Tretinoin Cream???
I’ve been searching the different forums and sources here, and cannot seem to find Tretinoin cream. Does anyone know of a source that has Tretinoin topical cream?
 
Yeah but that’s just my personal experience I know topical acne creams do work for some people, but honestly I could swear my acne is at its lowest when I only use moisturizer
like a salicylic acid moisturizer?
 
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Ok, will do. Thanks!
 
I won't go into full detail as the protocol is for my paying clients. And its a long winded discussion.

When I worked in the medical field, I asked all the doctors like a million questions a day. I literally learned as much as I could and absorbed it all like a sponge bc I thrive in the medical field. Anyone who is simply drawn to that field will tell you the same.

I'm entertained thoroughly by medical studies, data, etc. Other people will dry heave.
Anyways my point is this. I pinpointed a cure for acne by questioning dozens of top dermatologists.
What I found in my research, was that dermatologists explained to be that people in areas where Beaches were and sun had far less eczema, skin disorders, acne, etc.

But there is a catch you see, sweat, excessive sweat, left to dry can make it worse. So the user needs to shower sometimes more then once a day, minus drying the skin out.
So the trick is this, if you cannot go in the SALT ocean (salt is a part of this magnificent trick), then go on EBAY and buy a 50lb bag of DEAD SEA SALT. Its like $20 bucks. Add a cup to a bath every single night and soak in that for 30 mins. Use a loofah and exfoliate.
Then when you get out, apply a light moisturizer. A sensitive skin one is good. I like Neutrogena.

The second part of what dermatologists TAUGHT me. (BC I am not smart enough to make this up). Sun. Sun. Sun. Sun. Beach environments have salt, sulfur and sun.
Tan. 5 mins 2-3x a week. 5-10 mins even.

Then at night before bed, gently shower and exfoliate.
Salicyic acid washes are your best friends. Yes I sell one, but you can also just get Neutrogena Body wash. Does Neutrogena pay me? NO. Does WES15 work there. No. Why do I keep saying use them.

BC their products are tried and true and we even used them in the medical field.
I sell a product I named TRENcne (tren induced acne sucks) and its very very very potent. So potent that you cannot wash your face with it. Ingredients can cause blindness or vision issues.
It also destroys any resemblance of bacteria, good or bad. We used the ingredients on patients prior to surgery, that is one portion of my concoction, the other portion is salycic acid.

So anyways, salt and sun is the trick. Anytime you sweat, lets say you go to the gym and are drenched. Shower, get out of those wet clothes and put on dry clean clothes.
This is key to healing body acne.

It takes months to correct.

At all costs, I would not use accutane. I used it back in 2002? before we knew all the sides. I'm now bald from accutane.
Accutane is the worst and strongest drug I have ever used. I put it even above DNP in terms of potential dangers.

Depression and anxiety are well known to be caused from accutane use.

Good luck.
 
What are the ingredients in the face washes? thats a shame tho I was hoping the tretinoin cream would eliminate my acne for good. Have you tried isotretinoin cream, supposedly that is stronger?
I use a few different ones that my wife gets but the most effective one is Glycolic.
 
has anyone tried doxycycline?
Yes and it can help against certain forms of acne as it an antibiotic. This helps when it’s really bad to the point of infection but generally the acne from AAS is hormonal. I was taking 100mg of doxy daily for about 3 months but doesn’t help at all.

I get acne using deca and I love deca and npp. It happens with npp but not as bad with deca for some reason. Anyway, I’ve be experimenting with accutane at 10mg EOD. I’ve been taking it for about 90 days in prep for my new years cycle. I have not had one pimple in months…face, back, legs…nada.

This 10mg EOD accutane protocol was mentioned by someone on here…I don’t recall but it has been working well.

@Broserker i think?
 
Yes and it can help against certain forms of acne as it an antibiotic. This helps when it’s really bad to the point of infection but generally the acne from AAS is hormonal. I was taking 100mg of doxy daily for about 3 months but doesn’t help at all.

I get acne using deca and I love deca and npp. It happens with npp but not as bad with deca for some reason. Anyway, I’ve be experimenting with accutane at 10mg EOD. I’ve been taking it for about 90 days in prep for my new years cycle. I have not had one pimple in months…face, back, legs…nada.

This 10mg EOD accutane protocol was mentioned by someone on here…I don’t recall but it has been working well.

@Broserker i think?
Ah so it doesn't help eliminate acne caused from AAS?
 
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