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Old 01-06-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on what to buy at GNC for acne. I dont want to spend a ton of money, however, if you know something works let me know.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I don't konw if this is what has helped my skin or if it is the new cleansers i use but I've started using Inositol and my skin has cleared up quite considerably. I purchased it at GNC for 17 dollars I think for a bottle that has lasted for almost a month. You might want to give that a try, it can't hurt you. Hope it helps.

 
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

Which new cleansers are you using?

 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:22 AM   #4
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I bought $200 worth of Protein, L-glutamine and fat burners.....Im doin a photo shoot soon but my back acne just wont clear up...Most of it just red marks that wont go away. Im starting tanning 2morrow cus i have 2..i hope it makes my skin and blemishes look much better......

 
Old 01-06-2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I thought tanning only temporarily helps acne but in the long run its actually clogging the pore and it will become worse.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:55 AM   #6
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I suggest you try STANDARDIZED Saw Palmetto. It has anti-androgenic properties. I am using it now, but its only been a 5 days, so its hard to tell. Only get the GNC brand or PharmAssure brands. I have heard that most other brands don't seem to work for whatever reason.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

What does Saw Palmetto do for acne?

 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:43 PM   #8
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

Saw Palmetto is anti-androgenic. Androgens are the male sex hormones that are the main contribution to acne. Google Androgens and Acne. Also Google Saw Palmetto and Androgens, or Saw Palmetto anti-androgenic. It blocks androgen receptors. It too much to explain, so just google it. Someone on another message board sayed it worked great for their skin so I decided to try it out. Google Saw Palmetto has changed my skin to read the persons message.

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Old 01-06-2005, 04:38 PM   #9
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

healthy j, do you know if the saw palmetto has any affect on birth control?

 
Old 01-06-2005, 08:16 PM   #10
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I thought saw palmetto makes your boobs bigger?

 
Old 01-06-2005, 08:24 PM   #11
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

I don't know if Saw Palmetto affects birth control. I think it does, because it affects hormones. Google Saw Palmetto and Birth control pills. You should also check with your doctor first. I am a man, so I don't know about the Saw Palmetto making boobs bigger. Some females who took it didn't say it did anything to their boobs.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 08:39 PM   #12
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

The new cleansers I'm using are from a Vancouver based company called optaderm. You can look online for it, I know I can't give webnames put if you just enter optaderm in google you will get it.

 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:04 PM   #13
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

Saw Palmetto is NOT anti-androgenic and it does nothing to your boob size. It is indicated for benign prostate hyperplastia and is hugely ineffective for just about any other purpose.

 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:00 PM   #14
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Re: GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

arock,

I use the nuvaring for birth control, and I take saw palmetto everyday. I do take the GNC brand STANDARDIZED Saw Palmetto. I take 1800 mg daily.

Paracelsus,

I started a combo of b-complex, zinc, and saw palmetto a few months ago. It has cleared up my chest and back acne 99%. I was taking just the b-complex, zinc, and a couple other supplements and was getting no results, but when I dropped the other supplements and added saw palmetto, I saw results in about 3 weeks. So, yes, Saw Palmetto did do something for me-it cleared up 99% of my chest and back acne. Gotta disagree with you on the "hugely ineffective for just about any other purpose" statement. But to each his own.....

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