what do you bodybuilders use or do to combat acne on the body and face?
Thread: bodybuilders acne
11-30-2007, 08:14 AM #1
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im about to buy some accutane.. my face is breaking out more than it did in the last 5 years.. **** i thought i was over with pubertyMET-Rx/Pure Protein Board Rep
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11-30-2007, 08:26 AM #3
11-30-2007, 08:29 AM #4
I don't believe bodybuilding has anything to do with acne.
However, if your'e experiencing serious acne, consult your doctor about accutane. When I was a teen, I had acne. I took this stuff for a few months and it basically changed my life. Major improvements in your self esteem and confidence. It is guaranteed to clear up your skin, but be prepared to experience some permanent side effects. Chapstick (or similar) is something you will need EVERY day for the rest of your life. Moisutizing your face is something you will have to do every day for the rest of your life. While taking accutane, your skin will get ridiculously dry and your lips chapped like never before. When it's all over though, it's worth it.
EDIT: You don't just buy accutane either. You must get bloodwork done and have your doctor prescribe it. Make sure you're serious about bloodwork appointments as this stuff will cause your cholesterol to shoot up quickly. I had to go off of it for 1 month due to high cholesterol levels.
11-30-2007, 08:37 AM #5
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You can try topical benzoyl peroxide. That seems to work.www.ironguru.com <--- great information
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11-30-2007, 10:23 AM #7
If you've got cystic acne, benzoyl peroxide won't work. Here are some things that will help:
1) go tanning once a week
2) avoid all moisturizers and oil based skin products
3) wash twice a day
4) don't sit around in your gym clothes after you're done working out
5) sleep near a fan or open window so you don't sweat all night
Neutrogena makes a good bodywash called "Body Clear" that helps. You can also use Proactiv refining mask for bigger or infected areas.
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Got lucky in this department. I have never once bought any sort of acne treatment, even during puberty. I worried about when I first used but nothing ever happened. Anybody else never have any problems with acne? Always wondered how common this was./\^/\^Misc Colorado Crew^/\^/\
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11-30-2007, 09:01 PM #16
Here are some other things for acne. Most of it is cause by hormonal problems, so you need to attack it internally, not externally like half of the products on the market.
vitamin A is great for acne. Taken in high doses it is very similar to using accutane(which is based on vitamin A anyway). We are talking high doses, like 100,000mg for only a few weeks as it can be toxic after prolonged use.
Even at a lowered dose it is great for maintaing healthy skin.
Vitamin B5 is the other good one. This helps reduce excess oil secretion, but again must be taken in high doses, although it is not toxic so safe to do so. Take about 20g a day for a few weeks and see how you go.
Zinc is also great for your skin. Don't take high doses for too long though.
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02-02-2013, 03:28 PM #25
Every dermatologist will tell you that exposure to the sun(uv rays) will actually worsen acne marks that may be left by acne. Is there a physical reason? Or did you just notice it worked like that, in which case it could just be a placebo/ "all in your head" effect?
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Even in my teens I never had bad acne. Lucky maybe? Just the odd pimple here and there.
PS: from what I have observed, I would suggest guys keep their hair short and clean! Usually guys with bad acne have long oily hair! They are constantly wiping their hair out of their eyes and most importantly.....don't scratch in your face!!!