Does anyone else here have a problem with extremely oily skin? I got more oil than Exxon on my face alone.
I have acne prone skin which probably comes from the oiliness. In the summer its really bad, usually within an hour of washing my face and powdering up, my face is slick with oil. It seems to be getting worse every year.
I have a derm that I go to but she really doesn't seem to have an idea on how to lessen the oiliness, besides suggesting accutane. Any advice would be great appreciated.
Jun 11, '04
Clinique#3 is VERY good, and it does very well on ethnic skin too! You can buy the soap, cleanser, toner, and lotion for around 25.00-30.00 for the whole thing. My mom uses it, and has been using it since I was 8 (13yrs ago)! I also use it, have been using it on and off for about 3 yrs, and think it does its job.
When I was in highschool (5yrs ago) I was also on Accutane for a 6-8mth session. I only suggest you use it if you have moderate-severe acne, or if you have cystic acne (large acne-cyst like). You CAN NOT become pregnant on this medicine because your baby will be born with brain damage or deformities. That's why you have to be on a form of birth control and blood tested every month to make sure your not pregnant. After Accutane, I have NEVER had a cystic acne break out, I get the occasional 1 or 2 pimples around my period but thats the only time (besides FINALS)! My pores also shrunk and my oily skin has become combination-normal skin now.
Talk to your dermatologist (if you EVER get a soon enough appt.). They can suggest a medicine or product that you can use. Hope everything goes well
Last edit by Cherish on Jun 11, '04