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What Is The Best Treatment For Oily Skin
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
Chemical Peel: Chemical peel is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to brighten your skin. It can improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and even out tone. If you are acne prone, salicylic acid peel can help with that as well. Regular exfoliation can help to maintain the peel results and you may want to repeat every 3-6 months. ...Read more
Exposed or Proactiv: Try "exposed" or "proactiv." both are nonprescription. ...Read more
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
My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?
Several: First, wash with soap and water. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid creams can help. Sometimes topical or oral antibiotics are used. Some people find moderate sun exposure to be helpful as long as they are not on a medicine that makes them overly sensitive to the sun. In severe cases, sometimes, Azelaic Acid or oral retinoids are used. Daily exercise with copious sweating followed by shower helps. ...Read more
21 male. Had acne since around 14. Got worse around 18. Mild/moderate now. Dad never had acne, mom never had much facial acne, gets some on her neck. Sensitive to oral and skin treatments. Should I grow out of my acne and oily skin?Is there a chance?
You MUST manage it: It sounds like your acne has been undertreated for 7 years. You're an adult now, and if you walk into a job interview with obvious acne, they'll see it as lack of basic self-care. "Sensitive" or not, treatment's an unpleasant necessity. It'll remit eventually (mine did at age 50) and until then you must manage it as an adult. Resume your benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. ...Read more
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