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Why does oily skin cause acne?

Why does oily skin cause 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Could oily skin be the cause of my acne?

Could oily skin be the cause of my acne?

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

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How do you treat acne caused by oily skin?

How do you treat acne caused by oily skin?

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

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Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

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

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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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What causes acne? I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

What causes acne?
I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

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

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) cause acne? I get more oily skin after taking it. Maybe from increased fat storage?

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

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

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

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Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

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

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How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

Stop using this drug: There are other ways to treat acne that are more effective and safer than this drug (see: http://dailym.ai/1NxJulX ). Try other alternatives first. ...Read more

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How can I get help with bad acne / oily skin?

How can I get help with bad 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

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In what way can I have less oily skin and less acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use this for two weeks, as much as you can tolerate. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician. If you can't tolerate it at all, a salicylic acid wash is another option. ...Read more

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Is it possible that you have oily skin without acne?

Is it possible that you have oily skin without acne?

Sure: I do. My acne went away, as it always does eventually -- though i had to wait until i was 50. Manage whatever kind of skin you have, and stay on top of it. ...Read more

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Which acne product should I use for super oily skin?

Which acne product should I use for super oily skin?

Scientific Rx: Regardless of skin type, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is a good start. You may also try a retinoic acid derivative. If you're not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can help. ...Read more

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Is it necessary that person with oily skin will have acne?

Is it necessary that person with oily skin will have acne?

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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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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