Anabolic steroids can cause the development of acne. However, the extent to which it is experienced can be due to a number of varying factors, with the particular steroids and exact dosages used being primary. The skin´s sebaceous glands have a particularly high affinity to Dihydrotestosterone, which is an androgen the body naturally produces from testosterone via the enzyme 5-alpha Reductase. Increased sebaceous gland activity promotes oily skin which can combine with bacteria and dead skin (normal wear and tear) eventually causing pores to become clogged more quickly than the body can cleanse them. This of course, is preventable by using only particular steroids, cleansing the skin regularly, and perhaps using a topical anti-androgen.
Then we have benefits for the dieting athlete, but in most cases, when it comes time to cut this will not be a steroid we can expect to provide very much in most cases. There are many steroids from which we have to choose, and the majority will find other options to meet their cutting needs with greater efficiency; however, as always there are exceptions. dianabol as such a tremendous strength increaser can be used as an excellent strength preserver and even a tissue preserver to a degree. Some athletes may find a use for this steroid during the cutting phase, especially those of a competitive bodybuilding nature early on in a diet.