Shop with us!!! We sell the most advanced skin care anti-aging cosmetics on the market: cellex-c, phytomer, sothys, dermalogica, md formulations, decleor, valmont, kinerase, yonka, jane iredale, thalgo, yon-ka, ahava, bioelements, jan marini, peter thomas roth, murad, ddf, orlane, glominerals, StriVectin SD.
 back to skin care discussion board front page with forums indexEDS Skin Care Forums Search the ForumSearch Most popular all-time Forum TopicsHot! Library
 Guidelines  FAQ  Register
Free gifts for Forum MembersForum Gifts Free Gifts offers at Essential Day SpaFree Gifts Offers  Log in

Oral medications for acne
EDS Skin Care Forums Forum Index » Skin Care and Makeup Forum
Reply to topic
Author Message
Preferred Member
15% products discount
free skin care

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 01 Jun 2011
Posts: 620
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:42 am      Reply with quote
Has anyone ever taken Spironolactone for adult acne? I started taking it yesterday as since I turned 40, my chin has been a mess most of the time.

I finally found a tretenoin I can handle and I use a BP scrub (Lelexo) daily and my chin has improved but once a month, I get a few cystic breakouts.

This feels like a serious medication so I would love to hear from others taking it!

Esthetician working at a Med-spa. Love the Clarisonic!
Full Member
5% products discount

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 32
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:31 am      Reply with quote
I'm in the process of getting off spiro after 8 years on it. I was on it for acne and hair loss issues. It might have worked for that (we'll see when I get off it completely) but it proved to be very detrimental to my skin. It left me very dry and no matter what I did, I couldn't get moisture into my skin. I feel like it destroyed my top skin barrier which ironically caused more acne. Worst of all, my skin lost elasticity because of the chronic dry state. I didn't notice this until recently when I looked at recent pictures and noticed jowls. Now, some of that is aging - I'm 51. But at 45, I looked like 28 (so said many people at the time.) This is just my experience, but I have come to hate this medication. YMMV.
Automatic Message
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:25 am
If this is your first visit to the EDS Forums please take the time to register. Registration is required for you to post on the forums. Registration will also give you the ability to track messages of interest, send private messages to other users, participate in Gift Certificates draws and enjoy automatic discounts for shopping at our online store. Registration is free and takes just a few seconds to complete.

Click Here to join our community.

If you are already a registered member on the forums, please login to gain full access to the site.

Reply to topic

Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster (30 ml / 1 floz) Thalgo Marine Shower Gel (250 ml / 8.45 floz) Shira Shir-Radiance Corrective Rx Wrinkle & Pore Minimizer (30 ml)