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#1 d3ciph

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:39 PM

My face gets greasy as hell so easily, but I don't know what I can do about it. I tried washing my face more often, but it has the same results. My forehead is the place where all my biggest cysts come from and I want to get rid of them. What should I do to un-grease the forehead?

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:35 AM

chuck on some proactiv repairing lotion its got that benzoyl peroxide shit that gets rid of all the oil and bacteria.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:15 AM

the main thing to do with ppl with oily skin is to exfoliate..and i use baking soda..and it has cut down my oily problem somewhat
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:29 PM

I will suggest finding product that control oils. I have seen some asian product lines carrying such product online. If I remember correctly, Lancome, Vichy has these line that regulates over-active oil gland. Also, use the makeup blotting paper more frequently.
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:34 PM

Are any of these permanent solutions or do I need medicine to remedy this?

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(d3ciph @ Jul 5 2006, 07:34 PM) View Post

Are any of these permanent solutions or do I need medicine to remedy this?


I've been using a Triaz wash for a while and its kinda reduced the grease.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(d3ciph @ Jul 5 2006, 08:39 AM) View Post

My face gets greasy as hell so easily, but I don't know what I can do about it. I tried washing my face more often, but it has the same results. My forehead is the place where all my biggest cysts come from and I want to get rid of them. What should I do to un-grease the forehead?


do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!
Using oil blotting paper to dab away excessive oil will be a good way to keep your face less shiny eusa_angel.gif

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 08:29 PM) View Post

QUOTE(d3ciph @ Jul 5 2006, 08:39 AM) View Post

My face gets greasy as hell so easily, but I don't know what I can do about it. I tried washing my face more often, but it has the same results. My forehead is the place where all my biggest cysts come from and I want to get rid of them. What should I do to un-grease the forehead?


do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!
Using oil blotting paper to dab away excessive oil will be a good way to keep your face less shiny eusa_angel.gif

This is true, overwashing used to make me shine when I was younger.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:43 AM

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 10:29 PM) View Post

do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!


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Posted 10 July 2006 - 05:28 AM

I have a really oily forehead too. To the point where sometimes it can look as if I have thrown a chip pan full of fat on my forehead!!!! I take B5 to control it, I also hardly touch it when i am washing, as overwashing causes it to get worse.

B5 seems to have toned it down.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE(bryan @ Jul 10 2006, 06:43 AM) View Post

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 10:29 PM) View Post

do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!


The "Great Urban Myth" marches on!! biggrin.gif

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we should write to the Mythbusters :}

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(rudeboy @ Jul 10 2006, 08:59 AM) View Post

QUOTE(bryan @ Jul 10 2006, 06:43 AM) View Post

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 10:29 PM) View Post

do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!


The "Great Urban Myth" marches on!! biggrin.gif

Bryan


we should write to the Mythbusters :}

That'd be awesome. hehe.
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE(bryan @ Jul 10 2006, 06:43 AM) View Post

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 10:29 PM) View Post

do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!


The "Great Urban Myth" marches on!! biggrin.gif

Bryan

Is the "myth" the idea that overwashing causes the body to compensate by producing more sebum? I've heard such contradictory things on this subject... i.e. applying moisturizer decreases sebum because your skin "detects" the presence of moisture, or contrastingly, that the body pumps out a set amount of sebum no matter what, so nothing topical (except maybe retinoids) would have an effect... Hmm...

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 04:16 PM

Try using Jessfoliation - look in the OTC forum.

Blot your face when it gets too oily.



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Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(bryan @ Jul 10 2006, 03:43 AM) View Post

QUOTE(juicetin @ Jul 8 2006, 10:29 PM) View Post

do not wash your face more than 2 time a day..it will cause your face to become overdry and thus when your face is dry..it will produce more oil naturally to combat the dryness and therefore u have more oily skin!


The "Great Urban Myth" marches on!! biggrin.gif

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It may be a myth that your body will compensate for excessive dryness by producing more oil, however his advice is still valuable. Washing your face too many times daily--more than twice a day as a general rule--will dry your skin out and cause unnecessary irritation. It's just something to keep in mind.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:23 AM

you can try to ungrease your forehead.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(bluespigot @ Jul 12 2006, 03:10 PM) View Post

Is the "myth" the idea that overwashing causes the body to compensate by producing more sebum?


Yes. Exactly. It's not the function of the sebaceous glands to "compensate" for anything. They just do their thing (making sebum) steadily and relentlessly! smile.gif

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I've heard such contradictory things on this subject... i.e. applying moisturizer decreases sebum because your skin "detects" the presence of moisture, or contrastingly, that the body pumps out a set amount of sebum no matter what, so nothing topical (except maybe retinoids) would have an effect... Hmm...


The latter is correct: your glands pump out a set amount of sebum on a continuous basis. Certain drugs and hormones can alter the general rate that they do that, including androgens, estrogens, and (obviously) retinoids. But simply washing your skin isn't going to have any effect on it. The scientific evidence on that is clear.

QUOTE(SuperFly @ Jul 13 2006, 12:25 AM) View Post

It may be a myth that your body will compensate for excessive dryness by producing more oil, however his advice is still valuable. Washing your face too many times daily--more than twice a day as a general rule--will dry your skin out and cause unnecessary irritation. It's just something to keep in mind.


Agreed.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 01:56 PM

i use milk of magnesia mask.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 02:59 PM

Queen Helene's mask are great and inexpensive .. the Clay, Mint Julep and Grapeseed mask .. i love them. NeoStrata has a gel you put on ur face suppose to control oil .. Biore has one too (expensive tho) .. Exfoliating does helpa great deal .. it makes u much mroe oily at first but afterwards ur skin will balance out.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:19 PM

how about accutane, I use only 20 mg a day for now, and only after 2 weeks, I have only 1 very small pimple on my chin. And the best thing is, no oil except a little bit on my nose.
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7. sleeping before 12am.