I’ve read over and over how many of you have Acne problems when using Testosterone-based (or even other less androgenic AAS)gear. I thought I’d share what works for me: Tetracycline 500 mg capsule EOD, Metagenics Mycellized Vitamin A - 15 drops with O.J.(5000 IU per drop–that’s 100% of the USRDA)
This takes care of Acne in the following way: A. The Mycellized Vitamin A dries up your skin (much like Accutane, which is a vitamin A derivative, but has hair loss associated with it so I would stay away from Accutane), and should only be used at these levels while on a cycle, since it becomes toxic if used for extended periods. You can subtitute with a 1500% USRDA intake of any Vitamin A pills, the drops just make it more convenient and faster.
B. The Tetracycline is an antibiotic, preventing the infections, aka Acne, (that’s all Acne really is–infections on your skin caused by skin bacteria and body oil coming together in your pores).
I take Tetracycline year-round since I have a bad Acne problem even without gear. So for those of you who normally wouldn’t get Acne, I imagine the results would even be better.
Oh, and stay as far away from Salycitic Acid (Oxy/Noxema/etc) and Benzoyl Peroxide (Clearasil)-based over the counter products. They’re useless, irritate your skin, clog up your pores, and are a pain to apply. I should know, I used them as a teenager until I finally had Tetracycline medicated to me, which worked wonders (I’m 26 now, and still get Acne if I get off the Tetracycline – so I can vouch that long-term use of Tetracycline is safe). I get mine for $15 for a bottle of 100 qty/500 mg capsules in Tijuana. You would need to get a prescription for it in the U.S.