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Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Yes with supervision: The use of spironolactone as an anti androgen for acne is quite common and should be used under supervision of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Antiandrogen (Definition)

They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow ...Read more


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Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want to attempt changing that. A salicylic gel or base is probably the most helpful but apply sparingly at night, starting with a couple of times per week, increasing nightly. Use a very gentle cleanser specifically for the face (not for oily skin). ...Read more

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What can I use for my oily skin problems?

What can I use for my oily skin problems?

Try This: Cetaphil has a new product on the market called "cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash" that I have had excellent results with patients. I do not like to endorse one brand over another but this product has shown great results thus far. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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Should a person with oily skin use hair oil?

Not necessary: The oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin are located at the hair follicles, and the oil flows along the hair shaft and out the pores. Since your natural oil is already coating and protecting the hair, why add more, with an artificial oil? ...Read more

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I have very oily skin on my face what kind of face wash should I use.?

I have very oily skin on my face what kind of face wash should I use.?

OILY FACIAL SKIN: Try facial cleansers like neutrogena acne wash, clinique facial cleanser for oily skin, clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash. These should help. Also shampoo your scalp often; this reduces oily facial skin as well. ...Read more

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I am african with a very oily skin, I use sp 15 daily but have bad pigmention. My face is getting darker , what can I do to brighten it?

I am african with a very oily skin, I use sp 15 daily but have bad pigmention. My face is getting darker , what can I do to brighten it?

SPF>30: Darkening of facial skin is most commonly due to sun exposure but can also be due to drugs+sun , melasma, or inflammatory disorders. All these have the same tx: sun avoidance with good uva/uvb block of > 30 all year round. Depending on the cause (should get a formal diagnosis) you can tx w skin bleaching creams or retinoids. ...Read more

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Whhat can I use for excessively oily skin?

Whhat can I use for excessively oily skin?

Oil Free, Soap Free: There is an abundance of facial cleansers for oily skin and there are many "best cleanser lists." however, an ideal facial cleanser for oily skin should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Some examples include elta facial cleanser, cetaphil for oily skin, and skinceuticals foaming cleanser. ...Read more

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What should I use for my oily skin ... I use st.Eves facial scrub ..Is it effective is washing my face with regular soap ..Good?

What should I use for my oily skin ... I use st.Eves facial scrub ..Is it effective is washing my face with regular soap ..Good?

Scrub exfoliates : Scrubs exfoliate the skin and do little to improve oily skin. Retinoids are more effective for diminishing oil gland output. Otc preparations are usually known as retinols. Prescription strength comes as topical tretinoin (retin a) or oral accutane. I generally prefer basic facial soaps such as cetaphil, basis, dove, or aveeno, (oatmeal) followed by a non comedogenic moisturizer with zinc/titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, ...Read more