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Acne

Discussion in 'Steroid Forum' started by Todd1234, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Nick9

    Nick9 Member

    I'm lucky enough to be married to a woman who has a natural cure for everything. She has helped me start growing my hair back, and boot the acne. Bentonite Clay works wonders for a lot of things. It eats the hell out of acne, and removes heavy metals from your body. Which is awesome, considering UGL's might have trace amounts of heavy metals in their raws. Most high end spas use it as a base for all their body wraps, and masks. It actually separates the good from the bad, and releases the good back into your system. It is some strong shit though, so I only use it once a week. I also use African black soap to wash with every day. You can get both on Amazon cheap.

    http://www.amazon.com/100-Pure-Bentonite-Powder-Pounds/dp/B001EECRLQ

    http://www.amazon.com/African-Black-Soap-100-Pure/dp/B005ELPNLG
     
  2. Nick9

    Nick9 Member

    Also, I do not work for, or represent either of those companies. I do not care if you order them, but I promise that they work. I'm the whitest person you would ever meet, and I'm uber sensitive to everything. That shit pulled so much stuff out of my skin, it was scary. I looked like a splotchy freak right after, but it went away after a few moments.
     
  3. someone literally just told me he heard on the radio about rubbing garlic cloves on your acne for 1 minute then wait five minutes then wash it off with warm water and i guess its supposed to help with acne?!? o_O wtf....
     
  4. Nick9

    Nick9 Member

    I don't know about the garlic, I've never tried it. It makes sense to me that it would work though. I Actually use the products I posted about. The black soap was too drying for my wife to use all the time, but my skin is oily'er than hers.
     
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  5. A-a-Ron

    A-a-Ron Member

    I don't believe in everything the "natural" folks out there preach. However, I also don't believe that something will not work without FDA approval. There is some good stuff out there that is in nature.
     
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  6. Nick9

    Nick9 Member

    @A-a-Ron Hell, she tried to make me stop eating meat, and that's where I drew the line. She's definitely way more into it than I am, but that clay and soap worked wonders for me.
     
  7. N8dawg

    N8dawg Junior Member

    I hate acne
     
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  8. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Zomorodian K, Rahimi MJ, Taheri M, Ghanbari Asad A, Khani S, et al. The cutaneous bacterial microflora of the bodybuilders using anabolic-androgenic steroids. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2015;8(1):e12269. http://jjmicrobiol.com/?page=article&article_id=12269

    BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) abuse by the athletes has dramatically increased during the recent decades. These substances might increase the skin lipids and enhance the cutaneous microbial proliferation.

    OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate the potential side effects of AAS on the bacterial microflora colonization of the bodybuilders` skin.

    PATIENTS AND METHODS: The skin samples of 94 male bodybuilders (71 AAS users, 23 non-AAS users) and 46 subjects of the control group, with similar gender and age, were cultured and incubated in both aerobic condition to isolate Staphylococcus aureus and anaerobic condition for Propionibacterium acnes. The isolated bacteria were identified by standard microbiological techniques.

    RESULTS: The skin lesions were more frequent in the body builders than the controls. Moreover, statistically significant differences were also observed in skin lesions among the AAS users and the non-AAS user athletes. The prevalence of S. aureus and P. acnes in the athletes was higher than that of the control group. In addition, there was a significant difference in distribution of P. acnes between the bodybuilders who used AAS and those who did not.

    CONCLUSIONS: A higher number of bacterial flora was found in the bodybuilders particularly those using AAS in comparison to the controls, which might be due to the influence of these AAS on the skin microflora and transmission of the bacteria through the direct contact of the naked skin with the exercise instruments.
     
  9. heady muscle

    heady muscle Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    When they say "lesions," are they speaking of Nevi? or acne?
     
  10. Michael Scally MD

    Michael Scally MD Doctor of Medicine

    Blasiak RC, Stamey CR, Burkhart CN, Lugo-Somolinos A, Morrell DS. High-Dose Isotretinoin Treatment and the Rate of Retrial, Relapse, and Adverse Effects in Patients With Acne Vulgaris . JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(12):1392-1398. http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764027

    Importance Isotretinoin is the most effective treatment for acne. The ideal dosing regimen is unknown.

    Objective To determine the rates of relapse of acne vulgaris and retrial of isotretinoin after high cumulative-dose treatment and the changes to the adverse effect profile.

    Design, Setting, and Participants A prospective, observational, intervention study was conducted from August 1, 2008, to August 31, 2010, in a single academic tertiary care center with multiple providers. A total of 180 patients with acne resistant to other treatments were enrolled. Of these, 116 participated in the 12-month follow-up survey, for a response rate of 64.4%.

    Exposure Patients received isotretinoin, with dosing based on the providers’ judgment. Patients were divided into 2 groups on the basis of cumulative dosing (<220 mg/kg and ≥220 mg/kg).

    Main Outcomes and Measures Relapse (treatment with a prescription topical or oral acne medication after a course of isotretinoin) or retrial (retreatment with isotretinoin) at 12-month follow-up and adverse effects experienced during and after 12 months of treatment.

    Results The mean age of the participants was 19.3 years, 51.9% were female, and 74.1% were white. At 12 months’ follow-up, 97.4% of the patients reported that their acne was improved. Overall, acne in 32.7% of patients in the study relapsed at 12 months, and 1.72% of the patients required a retrial. In the lower-dose treatment group (<220 mg/kg), the relapse rate was 47.4% (95% CI, 32.3%-63.0%) compared with 26.9% (95% CI, 18.3%-37.8%) in the high-dose group (P = .03). Almost 100% of the patients in both treatment groups developed cheilitis and xerosis during treatment. Retinoid dermatitis was significantly more common in the high-dose treatment group (53.8% vs 31.6%; P = .02). None of the other adverse effects was significantly different between the 2 groups.

    Conclusions and Relevance The dosing regimen used in the present study is considerably higher than that used in previous studies of isotretinoin. At 1 year after completion of isotretinoin treatment, we found that patients receiving 220 mg/kg or more had a significantly decreased risk of relapse. Rash was the only adverse effect that was significantly more common in the high-dose group during treatment. This study suggests that significantly higher doses of isotretinoin are effective for treating acne and decreasing relapse rates without increasing adverse effects.
     
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  11. heady muscle

    heady muscle Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Dr. Scally,

    Can steroid use increase Nevi (lesions, brown spots) on the skin?
     
  12. defscreams

    defscreams Member

    I mix together in a spray bottle, rubbing alcohol, which hazel, and astringent and spray my back and acne prone spots down after I shower. That and tanning works well for me.
     
  13. IronBrothers

    IronBrothers Member

    Is that painful? Ive been getting all kinds if nasty acne lately... fpr 6wks on cycle I had nothing, then upper arms and shoulders broke out crazy. That kindof faded away and then forearms started breaking out but not as bad. Then all of a sudden my lower back on both sides was riddled with acne.. and now on wk11, I just started getting a bit of acne right above my ass crack.. I wonder why it hits in different time frames instead of all at once.
     
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  14. defscreams

    defscreams Member

    No it's not painful at all. If I do it on a tanning day it stings for a min. Besides you stick pins in your ass lol can't be worried about a little alcohol sing.
     
  15. IronBrothers

    IronBrothers Member

    Needles dont hurt. Just wanted to know if my back was going to be on fire for a while.
     
  16. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't DHT the hormone responsible for hormonal acne? Maybe his DHT levels are messed up? It can happen with out the use of AAS right?

    Or If the liver is not working right the body can sweat out toxins and that can clog the pores and cause acne. Right?
     
  17. paula109

    paula109 Junior Member

     
  18. paula109

    paula109 Junior Member

    is there a good product for removing acne scars?[​IMG]
     
  19. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre Member

    Laser surgery. Retin-A will fade them.
     
  20. xgunx

    xgunx Member

    They will also fade over time. Get a tan as well.
     
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