Skin Health

Do any of you guys take supplements for skin health? Ex. Collagen, glycine, vit C etc.my skin is aging and am wondering what are the better supplements or procedures for facial skin health.......ok...anti aging lol.
 

Cataceous

Well-Known Member
Progesterone is something typically overlooked by guys. I read that at least in women reduced levels are the most significant cause of skin aging after sun exposure. Guys on TRT frequently have suppressed levels, so it's worth measuring and considering how to normalize if low.

These findings suggest that progesterone, like estrogen, also has beneficial effects on the skin, and may be independently protective against skin aging.
 

Guided_by_Voices

Active Member
I think ergo-log has a good collection of skin health studies. For example, they had a study that showed DHEA cream had an anti-wrinkle affect. I take many things that are somewhat linked to improved skin health although intermittent low-dose rapamycin is probably the best of the known anti-aging compounds and it may have skin benefits. Bottom line is that there is almost no way to know for sure what is doing what, so I do everything I can and hope it works.
 

DorianGray

Active Member
I think ergo-log has a good collection of skin health studies. For example, they had a study that showed DHEA cream had an anti-wrinkle affect. I take many things that are somewhat linked to improved skin health although intermittent low-dose rapamycin is probably the best of the known anti-aging compounds and it may have skin benefits. Bottom line is that there is almost no way to know for sure what is doing what, so I do everything I can and hope it works.
There is also a rapamycin product in cream form some of the anti-aging forums have reported positive results. Need a prescription though. I've just started on GHK-Cu cream. Using it on half of my face to see if I can notice a difference. I do believe the most important thing for the OP to consider is not add in a bunch of topical or systemic stuff. The most important thing for the skin is hydration and sun protection going forward. And you do not need expensive products for this. Also, hydrate and sun protect for at least 8 weeks and compare your skin at the end of that time. Then add in one thing at a time either systemic or topical for similar period. It's a hassle and a lot of work but if you take photos before you start and at each stage, you won't be fooled by any emotional placebo effect. Best thing for skin is hydrate and wear a full face covering starting at age 14. Take it off at 60. Viola!
 

TucsonJJ

Member
Progesterone is something typically overlooked by guys. I read that at least in women reduced levels are the most significant cause of skin aging after sun exposure. Guys on TRT frequently have suppressed levels, so it's worth measuring and considering how to normalize if low.

These findings suggest that progesterone, like estrogen, also has beneficial effects on the skin, and may be independently protective against skin aging.
I saw a video on DMSO... suggested using that and magnesium oil on the face... I used only the mag oil mixed with some good aloe Vera gel... seems to work great. Stings a little at first... I do once or twice a week, in between always using moisturizer, without all the chemicals... Kiss my face is a good inexpensive one... I add some retinol and halyuronic acid sometimes... I'm 63.
 

madman

Member
Do any of you guys take supplements for skin health? Ex. Collagen, glycine, vit C etc.my skin is aging and am wondering what are the better supplements or procedures for facial skin health.......ok...anti aging lol.

Could get it prescribed from a dermatologist.


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MikeFire

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Could get it prescribed from a dermatologist.
you can get it Rx’d from your GP (assuming good relations and open to off label use) or pick it up from Mexico. Last time I was there I grabbed 0.025% for fairly cheap. Probably one of the best topicals for anti aging.

Can’t go wrong with supplemental collagen; since I started taking it daily my nails and hair grow like crazy. I don’t know if that carries over to skin elasticity, etc, but I can assume.

Vitamin C 1000mg has been a staple of mine since my 20’s (I’m 46). The anti oxidant potential and beneficial effects of driving collagen intracellar makes sense from an anti aging POV.

I recently had Botox for the first time; a friend opened a medical aesthetic clinic and I said “why not?”. She commented on my skin, saying “you have amazing skin integrity”. Maybe the supplements work, maybe it’s genetics.
 

joemorgan

New Member
Do any of you guys take supplements for skin health? Ex. Collagen, glycine, vit C etc.my skin is aging and am wondering what are the better supplements or procedures for facial skin health.......ok...anti aging lol.
There are several things you can do. First, take biotin supplement at levels of 5000 or 10000 units daily. Your nails and hair and facial skin will show some results in a few months. Second, you can take Lysine which helps collagen form faster with herpes on lip or mouth but I do not take it since I am not sure it works throughout the skin area unless there is a lesion. Third, you need a spf lotion daily. I use Oil of Olay daily moisturizer at night and morning except when my T is high and my skin gets too oily anyway. The spf blocks the sun which is a cause of aging we mostly forget about.
Just look at a long time truck driver and his left arm and left side of face will show more small brown spots than the right side due to more sun coming in. Not so common now as it was a decade ago due to the sun tinted glass and air conditioning.
I am 76 and am often mistaken for being under 65 due to my skin appearance on my facial area. I have fast growing hard nails, and my hair is very healthy with the biotin.
Don't worry, you won't overdose on it.
 

Jerry342

New Member
Did you try natural ways of improving the quality of your skin? Its strongly related with your lifestyle, and diet plan you are following.
 
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