rightasrain saidacne - the curse of
Some folks are just ignorant.
if only calling someone 'ignorant' caused it to be true... i'll give back my degree and tell my patients to find another caregiver........ not.
i treat 'backne' every day. many of our patients are on anabolics (for a variety of health reasons). some get acne. and for many of those patients, the cause is the increased sebaceous activity caused by the real and direct impact of anabolics on DHT levels (see below).
among thousands of references.....
"Acne and Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic steroids can cause the development of acne and the extent to which it is experienced can be due to a number of varying factors, with the particular steroids and exact dosages used being the two primary factors. The skin´s sebaceous glands have a particularly high affinity to Dihydrotestosterone, which is an androgen the body naturally produces from testosterone via the enzyme 5-alpha Reductase. Increased sebaceous gland activity can oily skin which can combine with bacteria and dead skin caused by normal wear and tear, eventually causing pores to become clogged more quickly than the body can remove them. This of course, is preventable by using only particular steroids, cleansing the skin regularly, and perhaps using a topical anti-androgen. -- (1. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2002;3(:571-8. 2. Clin Dermatol. 2004 Sep-Oct;22(5):419-28. 3. Pol Merkuriusz Lek. 2004 May;16(95):490-2.)"
previously mentioned efforts like showering, topical/scrub exfoliants and benzoyl peroxide washes can help.
And, you idiot, not showering cause more acne, too. LOL.
As I've said, and I'll say again.
1. You can't believe propaganda.
2. My own observations of 35 years contradict what you've said.
3. I believe The World is mostly round. Pictures from off World promote my view.
Ever watch "Reefer Madness?" You should.
In this case, the writer didn't know much about DHT AAS. They're well known for hardness, and being cream de le creme' , and giving just the opposite of what you're talking about, but, no matter, you'll believe what you want. I've NEVER, in 35 years, seen a single person break out on DHT derivs. Your experience may be different.
Let me say this though:
Up until the mid 90's there was a warning with every bottle of testosterone that shipped from Steris Labs in Phoenix. It said the following:
"Does not enhance athletic performance." Yep. That's what the manufacturer's drug insert said. After that lieing didn't work, they tried other things, because any sane person knew very much the opposite was true. Imagine all those athletes who were somehow wrong in their observations. They weren't wrong; they were right.
For years, the notion that cigarettes enhanced vitality was put forth. They don't, but, advertising was saying that for years after folks saw their loved ones dropping dead from lung disease.
For years, doctors / caregivers said that ulcers were a form of disease caused by nervousness, and, any doctor who disagreed was shunned. They are caused from bacteria as you know.
Doctors used to "bleed" patients.
They also used say AAS stunted growth. They don't.
For years doctors discouraged active rehab. Now, they know just the opposite is what should be done.
Sometimes doctors are completely clueless.
I could be wrong, yes, I could, but, I'm not. Point made, and illustrated, with history as a very strong case. Do some folks break out if they don't take care of themselves? I reckon. Do some folks have oiler skin than others? Yeah, I'll give you that.
Do AAS enhance athletic performance? Well, judging by my own observations, I'd have to say Steris Labs, and all those doctors, were WRONG; downright nut cases.
I once met a "doctor" in Phoenix who didn't know the different types of steroids.