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Is it ok to use acne oil control film for removing excessive oil? What cause an excessive oil on skin?

Is it ok to use acne oil control film for removing excessive oil? What cause an excessive oil on skin?

Possibly: Toners are typically used to remove excess oil. Some medications like Accutane dry up the oil glands. Excessively oily skin is typically an inherent quality of your skin. Washing with harsh soaps may help dry out oily skin. A good dermatologist or a visit to an aesthetician would be useful in your case. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Does lemon oil cause acne?

Does lemon oil cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

Does applying hair oil causes acne or pimples?

No: Applying hair oil will not cause acne or pimples. Check out https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 for more info. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Oil: Mineral oil or any oil containing skin product can cause acne or clogged pores resulting in acne. Always test a small area with any new skin product to determine adverse reactions before applying it liberally. ...Read more

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I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

See a dermatologist: Bio oil is not what you need. There are various kinds of acne with different approaches to therapy. You may do best with oral spironolone. ...Read more

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Can olive oil cause acne?

No: The connection between oily food and acne has not held up. Olive oil is ok. From webmd: "food: all over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.". ...Read more

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Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Yes, if acne prone: You are likely to benefit from oil free non comedogenic moisturizers if you are acne prone. ...Read more

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Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

No: Acne is due to bacteria, not oil. The oil thing is a wive's tale. You can eat chocolate too. But see your doc for appropriate antibacterial topicals or pills. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more