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In what way can I control my very oily skin?

In what way can I control my very oily skin?

Oily skin: Oily skin - may use frequent but gentle washes. Some times Retin A/ Retinoids can bring balance to skin. They come in different strengths. Your dermatologist can assess to develop a regimen that is specifically tailored for you. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin = excess sebum secretions on the outer most ...Read more


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I have very oily skin, what can I do to reduce this occurrence?

I have very oily skin, what can I do to reduce this occurrence?

One thing: You can do is to insure that you are not using overly harsh soaps or other products that strip your skin comletely of oil. It is paradoxical - because your skin will work hard to balance out what will now seem likely overly dry skin. ...Read more

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My face has been very oily skin lately, why is that and what can I do?

My face has been very oily skin lately, why is that and what can I do?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, gluten-free. 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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I have very oily skin. Is it because I am over weight?

Not necessarily.: Oily skin is largely hereditary. If you have oily skin, it's probably because your parents have oily skin. But excess oil can also be the result of heightened hormone levels, which is why teenagers often have acne. ...Read more

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I have very oily skin that I hate because of all the bad effects. I really desperately want to get my skin dry. What can I do?

One principle: Many people aggressively attack oily skin with astringents, harsh soaps & other products for drying. This can actually cause a rebound effect as the skin struggles to produce oil for the overly dried skin. ...Read more

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I have Very oily skin and sensitive and I love wearing makeup I just want to know if I need to put a primer before on my skin? And which one is beter

I have Very oily skin and sensitive and I love wearing makeup I just want to know if I need to put a primer before on my skin? And which one is beter

Benefit from matifie: You would likely benefit from a primer or matifier- a good one is made by dermalogica. I would also make sure the makeup that you do use is not oil based. ...Read more

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I have very oily skin on my face what kind of face wash should I use.?

I have very oily skin on my face what kind of face wash should I use.?

OILY FACIAL SKIN: Try facial cleansers like neutrogena acne wash, clinique facial cleanser for oily skin, clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash. These should help. Also shampoo your scalp often; this reduces oily facial skin as well. ...Read more

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I am african with a very oily skin, I use sp 15 daily but have bad pigmention. My face is getting darker, what can I do to brighten it?

I am african with a very oily skin, I use sp 15 daily but have bad pigmention. My face is getting darker, what can I do to brighten it?

SPF>30: Darkening of facial skin is most commonly due to sun exposure but can also be due to drugs+sun, melasma, or inflammatory disorders. All these have the same tx: sun avoidance with good uva/uvb block of > 30 all year round. Depending on the cause (should get a formal diagnosis) you can tx w skin bleaching creams or retinoids. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old indian female I have a very oily skin. Could u please suggest a good moisturiser for summers which does not make my skin more oily.?

I am a 22 year old indian female I have a very oily skin. Could u please suggest a good moisturiser for summers which does not make my skin more oily.?

Why?: If your skin is oily, why do you want to use a moisturizer? Any moisturizer will increase your oiliness, almost by definition. If you also have dry flakes on your face (usually around the nose and eyebrows), you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which requires prescription treatment. If oiliness is the only problem, low-dose Isotretinoin is sometimes prescribed. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 21 year old boy and my problem is I have a very oily skin and due to that my skin is becoming black can you suggest me any whitening cream?

Hi, I am a 21 year old boy and my problem is I have a very oily skin and due to that my skin is becoming black can you suggest me any whitening cream?

Dark skin: The best thing for you to do is use a sun screen daily with an spf factor of 30 or more. You r probably tanning from the sun. If u are not outside u might be tanning from a hormone problem. In that case see a doctor to check your hormones. ...Read more

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I have very oily skin & still get mild acne occasionally. How can I solve this problem & have a better skin.

I have very oily skin & still get mild acne occasionally. How can I solve this problem & have a better skin.

Hygiene: Cleanse well with something like neutogena for oily skin. Use a toner and moisturize well. Cleanse after sweating. You might consider using a daily benzoyl peroxide wash that is over the counter ...Read more

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How should I remove acne from my its very oily skin and acne are very small and only on my chiks and acne contain something white in it?

Benzoyl peroxide: Wondering why you are asking. You indicate you are already being treated with clindamycin, which is helpful for acne but must never be used as sole therapy. You've also indicated you've gotten a "chemical peel" and "scar removal." add topical benzoyl peroxide to your treatment now and if you are not satisfied with the physicians who've cared for you until now, get another caregiver. ...Read more

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Hi! My litter sister Brii is experiencing very bad acne between her eyebrows. She has very oily skin. Is there anyway for her to clear it up.?

Hi! My litter sister Brii is experiencing very bad acne between her eyebrows. She has very oily skin. Is there anyway for her to clear it up.?

Acne: It will go away as she gets older. Did you have same thing and it got better? Encourage her that your survived it. If you found treatments that helped you you could recommend them. If not take her to Dr. With your parent (s). ...Read more

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I have very oily skin and I have a lot of pimples, do you know of a way that is best to get rid of them?

Acne: Gently wash (not scrub) with mild soap or cleanser; pat dry. Use topical acne preps with benzoyl peroxide or vitamin a derivatives &/or topical antibiotic like clindamycin. Doc can prescribe oral antibiotic (tetracycline family) for more severe cases or potent vitamin a derivatives for extreme cases. Basically, don't strip skin of all oil; it will just produce more. Use daily spf moisturizer. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin I can take to cure my very oily skin? I don't have acne just a lot of oil. My diet is very very healthy. .

Is there any vitamin I can take to cure my very oily skin? I don't have acne just a lot of oil. My diet is very very healthy. .

Vitamins: There is no specific vitamin you can take to help with you oily skin. try to avoid high fatty food might help. Taking bath that are quick and fast helps too. ...Read more

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I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I have a very oily skin due to which I have acne so pls can u suggest me any cream or face wash to get rid of pimples and acne?

I have a very oily skin due to which I have acne so pls can u suggest me any cream or face wash to get rid of pimples and acne?

Salicylic acid: Get both a salicylic acid face wash and a benzoyl peroxide cream. Use faithfully. If things are not substantially better in a few weeks, your personal physician will add something that will clear you. Stay with the program and you will be much improved. ...Read more