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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Oily Skin (Overview)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, waxy substance called sebum.


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Can stress and anxiety. Cause oily skin ?

Can stress and anxiety. Cause oily skin ?

Yes: Indirectly through increased perspiration and sebaceous gland secretion. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
112 doctors shared insights

Oily Skin (Overview)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, waxy substance called sebum.


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If i'm getting a lot of acne and oily skin does that mean my hormones are out of whack?

If i'm getting a lot of acne and oily skin does that mean my hormones are out of whack?

It depends: Serious acne in a woman suggests excess androgens especially if the monthly cycle isn't as it is for most women. Any general physician knows how to do this workup. A man between age 12 and age 96 or so is probably maxed out on testosterone, and whether or not he has acne says nothing about his hornomal milieu -- ask about sexual functioning instead. ...Read more

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How can you treat my oily skin?

How can you treat my oily skin?

Can try these: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/treating/oily-skin-treatments.htm.

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What skincare product can I use that can treat acne, blemishes, oily skin & premature aging for someone in their early 20s?

What skincare product can I use that can treat acne, blemishes, oily skin & premature aging for someone in their early 20s?

Retinoic acid: You could probably benefit from a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't clear you, your personal physician may have a rx to add. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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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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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...Read more