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    Tanning helps acne?

    Someone told me the other day that the best way to get rid of pimples was tanning, that it drys them out. Sounds crazy, is there any truth behind it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trizzypballr View Post
    Someone told me the other day that the best way to get rid of pimples was tanning, that it drys them out. Sounds crazy, is there any truth behind it?
    Works for me...but not sure if this is the appropriate section for this question....probably lounge material

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    It will help hide it bro. But to actually stop it from happening is too different things.

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    Lots of different ways to go about treating it.....


    Salacylic acid creams

    Benzoyl peroxide creams

    Vitamin a

    Vitamin b5 ( pantothenic acid)

    Antibacterial soap

    Accutane

    Retin-a cream

    Read up on the different methods
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    Could be a result of high estrogen too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Diamond
    Could be a result of high estrogen too.
    ^^^^ yup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    Lots of different ways to go about treating it.....


    Salacylic acid creams

    Benzoyl peroxide creams

    Vitamin a

    Vitamin b5 ( pantothenic acid)

    Antibacterial soap

    Accutane

    Retin-a cream

    Read up on the different methods
    Haz ever used Accutane? heard that's what the pro's use but its got bad sides to it. Lot of guys take it before bed I heard

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    Acne is the worst as I finished up my cycle. (my first cycle) Sunday will be 14 days since my last pin so that I can start nolva + clomid. Sound like it could be estrogen related?

    Btw I'm trying the B5+zinc+that p word but it hasn't really helped so far.

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    i use accutane 20mg ed on cycle. at least for the first few wks. when things get better, i may decrease to eod. sides varies with dosage.

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    Use the stand up beds. Otherwise your just laying down in your own sweat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadcuz1985

    Haz ever used Accutane? heard that's what the pro's use but its got bad sides to it. Lot of guys take it before bed I heard
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    i use accutane 20mg ed on cycle. at least for the first few wks. when things get better, i may decrease to eod. sides varies with dosage.
    ^^^^ this.

    I've used it many times with LOTS of success. Most was 40mg/day till acne visibly subsided. Then 20mg till it cleared..... Then 10mg for another couple weeks to make sure. Acne stayed cleared for a couple years till I cycled heavy again.

    At 40mg/day my lips dried out BAD..... 20mg they will dry pretty bad and possibly crack.

    Also..... DO NOT tan on accutane and DO NOT get anything waxed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    ^^^^ this.

    I've used it many times with LOTS of success. Most was 40mg/day till acne visibly subsided. Then 20mg till it cleared..... Then 10mg for another couple weeks to make sure. Acne stayed cleared for a couple years till I cycled heavy again.

    At 40mg/day my lips dried out BAD..... 20mg they will dry pretty bad and possibly crack.

    Also..... DO NOT tan on accutane and DO NOT get anything waxed!
    I thought it was a one time thing. like you take it for 6 months then never have acne again. Youve used it lots of times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAAS

    I thought it was a one time thing. like you take it for 6 months then never have acne again. Youve used it lots of times?
    Through a doc..... It's a one time thing. But they prescribe 80mgs or so per day and it shuts down the oil glands and they won't produce oil anymore.

    Since accutane does have sides..... I chose to take a lower dose to get rid of the acne and not have nasty sides.

    To go above 40mgs I'd strongly suggest doctor supervision. I couldn't goto my doc and ask him to do bloodwork all the time for a treatment I prescribed myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAAS View Post
    I thought it was a one time thing. like you take it for 6 months then never have acne again. Youve used it lots of times?
    with every cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    Through a doc..... It's a one time thing. But they prescribe 80mgs or so per day and it shuts down the oil glands and they won't produce oil anymore.

    Since accutane does have sides..... I chose to take a lower dose to get rid of the acne and not have nasty sides.

    To go above 40mgs I'd strongly suggest doctor supervision. I couldn't goto my doc and ask him to do bloodwork all the time for a treatment I prescribed myself.
    You get yours underground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAAS

    You get yours underground?
    Yes sir
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    ^^^^ I havnt in about 2 to 2 1/2 years. Not currently takin it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAAS

    You get yours underground?
    How far under?

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    The accutane sounds like it should probably be my next step, but shutting down your oil glands just doesnt sound like a healthy solution?

    As far as the high Estrogen goes, I would assume that could be the cause, I noticed a little acne the last week or 2 of my cycle, but it became really bad once I went off cycle. Is there a better way to control the Estrogen spike to prevent the acne that way? Im threw 3 weeks of PCT (Nolva/Clomid) and im still seeing a good bit of acne. Im hoping once I start cycling again next week that it will go away, but im not sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trizzypballr
    The accutane sounds like it should probably be my next step, but shutting down your oil glands just doesnt sound like a healthy solution?

    As far as the high Estrogen goes, I would assume that could be the cause, I noticed a little acne the last week or 2 of my cycle, but it became really bad once I went off cycle. Is there a better way to control the Estrogen spike to prevent the acne that way? Im threw 3 weeks of PCT (Nolva/Clomid) and im still seeing a good bit of acne. Im hoping once I start cycling again next week that it will go away, but im not sure?
    You'll breakout most when u start and end a cycle as your hormones fluctuate. It's not surprising your breaking out right now.

    Also..... Why even bother with pct if you planned on going right back on? Just seems like a big hormonal clusterfvck..... Not to mention not a bright idea
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    I'm not sure why I wouldn't do PCT? Pretty much everything I've read tells me that by running shorter cycles and PCT I lessen the side effects. I really don't want to force myself into TRT. Last cycle was 12 weeks of test E, used hcg and amirdex while I was on, waited 2 weeks after last pin then did 4 weeks of nolva/ CLOMID, then I'll be ready to start my next cycle, which I'm going to try Test P, NPP this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazard View Post
    You'll breakout most when u start and end a cycle as your hormones fluctuate. It's not surprising your breaking out right now.

    Also..... Why even bother with pct if you planned on going right back on? Just seems like a big hormonal clusterfvck..... Not to mention not a bright idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by trizzypballr
    I'm not sure why I wouldn't do PCT? Pretty much everything I've read tells me that by running shorter cycles and PCT I lessen the side effects. I really don't want to force myself into TRT. Last cycle was 12 weeks of test E, used hcg and amirdex while I was on, waited 2 weeks after last pin then did 4 weeks of nolva/ CLOMID, then I'll be ready to start my next cycle, which I'm going to try Test P, NPP this time.
    Right..... But the way I read it..... And please correct me if I'm wrong - you ran a cycle, your 3 weeks into pct, and you'll be on cycle again in a couple weeks.

    If I read that wrong then I apologize. If I didn't then you need to take another 12 weeks off AFTER your pct. time on + pct = time off. This is the safest method to implement other than to get blood work to confirm that you have recovered.
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    Its absolutely right tanning dries out acne.

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    Frequent tanning and frequent showers does wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshopRep View Post
    Frequent tanning and frequent showers does wonders.
    I am a clean freak. I get a shower as soon as im done lifting, I usually end up getting 3 showers a day.. Lol

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