I increased my 120mg a week to 150mg, doing 42mg EOD. I used to get an oily strip at the hairline and a 1/4 inch down on my forehead, the night after a pin. Would wipe it with a Kleenex and it was done, no big thing. But I don’t get a partly greasy forehead anymore. I thought it might be worse by increasing T and 30mg a week more is not an insignificant an increase. Why did it stop? Just curious as to what’s going on here, physiologically.
I too had the same thing happen. On 120-140mg a week of test cyp my forehead would be super oily. I’d have to get those oil absorption paper things.
But after moving up to 180mg a week, all oily skin has disappeared.
I too would like to know if anyone has any explanation. Cheers
Interesting, masonite… we may be onto something. LOL
Hey, let’s see what else we have in common that may stand out. I have a low SHBG of 13-15.
How long ago did you make this change?
Sunday April 19th was my first pin at 42mg EOD.
Higher T, higher E. Win win
Yeah but… I thought higher E brought oily skin. LOL
That’s what I thought, your levels aren’t even stable yet and are in flux. I fully expect the oily skin to return once levels are stable again so don’t celebrate just yet.
Nope. Nicer skin, and joints. People love to blame E for everything.
Testosterone/DHT is the likely culprit for oily skin.
Yeah and why I was really surprised all that EXTRA T didn’t result in even more oily forehead in first 14 days. I got nothing! LOL Guess it takes many weeks but hopefully it doesn’t come back.
T aromatases in to E. So more T equals more E. You have a nice balance. Change it up and you will have changes. Broad picture should be how you look at this, and not just one thing.