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Can there be any way to prevent oily skin?

Can there be any way to prevent oily skin?

Manage not prevent: "oily skin" is not a disease, it's a condition, a state of being. It can be managed with proper hygiene, skin care, daily face washing and by regular hand washing. You also have to moisturize to avoid going the other way and damaging the skin. Acne is an inflammatory condition, so being too abrasive can cause problems, as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Oily Skin (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read more

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I am 20yrs (oily skin) I use mometasone and it helps preventing my acne shoud i continue it ?

I am 20yrs (oily skin) I use mometasone and it helps preventing my acne shoud i continue it ?

Mometasone and Acne: Mometasone is a potent topical steroid and should not be used on the face. Side effects include thinning of the skin, increase in skin blood vessels, perioral dermatitis, and others. ...Read more

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My face is always oily around my nose area and forehead when i wake. How do I prevent breakouts and oily skin?

My face is always oily around my nose area and forehead when i wake. How do I prevent breakouts and oily skin?

Need to keep skin cl: You may need to clean this area with a mild soap you should see a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and other suggestions. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Good product: I was not familiar with this specific product, but I took a look for you. I believe that Galderma and the Cetaphil brand can put together a good noncomedogenic yet moisturizing product for daily use. I REALLY like the spf included here. HOWEVER, depending on your level and severity of acne, this will not be a standalone product. We could help you find a second topical to exfoliate in Prime visit ...Read more

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Can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide on my acne ? I have oily skin... Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

Can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide on my acne ? I have oily skin... Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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My skin is oily and I was looking for sunscreen to PREVENT tan which is better bioderma spf100 or avéne or floxia (both spf 50)? On Acne prone skin ?

I love avéne: I'm not familiar with floxia to be honest, but bioderma is a bit more occlusive. Another option would be the Elta MD UV physical, though for many people it is too drying. ...Read more