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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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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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I have lot of acnes on my face. with many pores and my skin is very oily. what should I do ?

I have lot of acnes on my face. with many pores and my skin is very oily. what should I do ?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have oily face and i use light moisturiser on it. but my skin seems to be the same (oily) I wear specs. What should i do to get rid of my oily face?

I have oily face and i use light moisturiser on it. but my skin seems to be the same (oily) I wear specs. What should i do to get rid of my oily face?

Use water based: make up only and oil absorbing papers to your face. Also a dusting cosmetic powder will take up the oils nicely. ...Read more

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Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. 
What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Eczema patients: have issues with barrier. so you want to use topicals for sensitive skin that provide a barrier repair like Cerave ...Read more

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What kind of makeup can I use so it wont affect my skin? I have milia on cheecks/chin now..how should i apply my makeup in a safe way?

What kind of makeup can I use so it wont affect my skin? I have milia on cheecks/chin now..how should i apply my makeup in a safe way?

See a dermatologist: hypoallergenic makeup would be my best advice, but since any makeup will block pores, I suggest you see a Derm for a specific recommendation ...Read more

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I have white heads on my face and my skin is oily. Also I have acne marks . What cream or facewash should I use to get rid of all? Please help me

I have white heads on my face and my skin is oily. Also I have acne marks . What cream or facewash should I use to get rid of all? Please help me

Acne : It's very common to have acne at this age. If your skin is oily try to keep it clean and dry. Plenty of exercise and eat veges and fruits. Wash face frequently. Some local antibiotics or meds can help you. Please see your dr. ...Read more

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I am using epiduo on my face and back and i was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? and what type of soap could i use best with the epiduo for my body acne?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic soaps and moisturizers may help (check the sensitive skin section of the pharmacy). ...Read more

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What to do if I have oily skin on my nose and tons of blackheads especially i the creases of my nose. What is a good homemade facial?

What to do if I have oily skin on my nose and tons of blackheads especially i the creases of my nose. What is a good homemade facial?

See a dermatologist: NO homemade facial will help you. Prescription meds and mechanical extraction of them will help. Tretinoin and adapalene gels are very useful for this. Blackheads are NOT DIRT. They are comedones--large, blocked oil glands--open to air. They are oxidized by exposure to air. The oxidized sebum is dark. ...Read more

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I have a greasy skin and hair , and black circles under my eyes, also i had small acnes on my forehead.. What do you recommend me to do?

I have a greasy skin and hair , and black circles under my eyes, also i had small acnes on my forehead.. What do you recommend me to do?

Oily Skin & Hair: This article provides some useful answers===>http://ask.Metafilter.Com/113505/solutions-for-oily-hair-and-skin. As you note from the article, there are a number of dietary and medical solutions that can help. Good luck and i'm sure that if you discuss these measures with yourmdoctor, you will be able to decide a good solution for yor particular profile. ...Read more

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I have some acne scars on my face and i want a clear skin. should i apply coconut oil for this on my face...???

I have some acne scars on my face and i  want a clear skin. should i apply coconut oil for this on my face...???

Scars: Have your doctor refer you to a skin specialist. There may be good oils to put on your face but listen to the advice of the doctor or skin specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18, and my pimples have left black marks on my face. I use three different types of pimple creams?

Dermatology: Please stop wasting your money on three different creams that aren't working. See a dermatologist and follow their recommendations for elimination of the marks. May be laser, dermabrasion, a chemical peel, other options - but all options need to be done under care and supervision of good dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have lots of pimple like uprisings on my forehead along with oily skin! what should I do to keep my forehead clean?

I have lots of pimple like uprisings on my forehead along with oily skin! what should I do to keep my forehead clean?

Acne: Start w a twice a day acne cleanser preferably w sal acid or benzoyl peruse. If still no better within a month see your dermatologist. There are many prescription creams and pills that can help. ...Read more

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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin = excess sebum secretions on the outer most ...Read more