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Oily Skin Causes Acne
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Can having oily acne skin cause skin to have a reddish tint? Could it be oiliness causing inflam? If acne is treated does redness go away. No rosacea
No easy answer: Exactly why one person gets acne and the next person doesn't is unanswerable at this time. What I do know is that washing oil off your skin won't touch your acne. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle. You can manage your acne; if topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin . 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one i like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more
Does zyprexa (olanzapine) cause acne? I get more oily skin after taking it. Maybe from increased fat storage?
Acne possibly worse: It is my understanding that zyprexa can cause significant adverse effects on glucose metabolism. There is a significant risk for metabolic syndrome that includes significant weight gain and with that potentially a greater risk of acne. Recommend discussing the use of Abilify (aripiprazole) or another alternative with prescriber. ...Read more
I have oily skin type. Can I use unrefined shea butter to moisturize my skin? Does it clog my pores and cause acne?
YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more
Can I use Betnovate-N for dark spots caused by heat boils or acne or pimples and I am having a oily skin?
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Yes and yes: It will irritate your skin but will clear mild acne in about two weeks if you apply it aggressively. It's the best first choice for treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic non-lifestyle-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability, and that can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can lifting weights heighten androgens or testosterone levels and cause/worse acne or oily skin? Ive been told weight lifting worsens acne.
How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not dangerous chemicals like benzoyl peroxide), 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
No: This is a popular misconception, as your own observations of your friends and neighbors will tell you. The thickness of the skin keratin and other factors also come into play. ...Read more
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