A 21-year-old member asked:
I have scaly, oily skin on my face. is this acne?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
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Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
See a Dermatologist: That is not the typical presentation of acne,
you could have a condition known as seborrhea or overactive oil production.
Acne can occur as a secondary infection.
You should have an exam by a dermatologist to make an accurate diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Why does oily skin cause acne?
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General Surgery 35 years experience
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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