Top 20 Doctor insights on: Oily skin

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Dr. Creighton Wright
112 Doctors shared insights

Oily Skin (Overview)

Oily skin = excess sebum secretions on the outer most tissue covering the body.


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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. Creighton Wright
112 Doctors shared insights

Oily Skin (Overview)

Oily skin = excess sebum secretions on the outer most tissue covering the body.


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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?

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://www. Pangeaorganics. Com/buffalo. ...Read more

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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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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

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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for oily skin?

What is a good cure for oily skin?

Skin hygiene: Retin a (tretinoin) product with skin exfoliator, moisturizer, and sun screen no greater than spf 30. See an aesthetic doctor to get physician grade products which the otc stuff can't compare to. Skin vitamins are good, vitamin a, c and e. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of oily skin?

Management: Oily skin is often a byproduct of hormones and heredity. The good news is that people with oilier, thicker skin tend to wrinkle less early! A gentle cleanser and keeping the skin well hydrated will help to keep this under control. A consultation with a qualified specialist to review what treatment would be beneficial would be useful. ...Read more

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What to do with oily skin if nothing helps?

What to do with oily skin if nothing helps?

Balance: Believe it or not - if you use harsh soaps that strip the skin completely of oils and cause excessive drying - that may actually lead to more oil production. So - try a gentle cleanser twice a day. Take care. ...Read more

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What contraceptive pill helps best to clear up pimples and oily skin?

What contraceptive pill helps best to clear up pimples and oily skin?

NONE!: It is wrong to treat oily skin and pimples with contraceptive pills; the risks are too high, the benefit is questionable. Oily skin and pimples happen because the skin has male hormone receptors, making it susceptible to certain bacteria (staphylococcus) topical 5% benzoyl peroxide cream works just fine. Your family physician may add other topical medications that block male hormone receptors. ...Read more

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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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What methods {homemade cure} inorder to avoid oily skin?

What methods {homemade cure} inorder to avoid oily skin?

Toils of Oily Skin: As there is no "one" remedy better than another, it is best to find what suits you. Most soaps can be very drying which results in excess oil production by the skin. Avoid excess use of these. You can't "avoid" oily skin if you have it, but you can manage it. Plain tap water with some fresh squeezed lemon juice can help but this can sensitize you to the sun. Be careful if outdoors frequently. ...Read more