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#1 paigems

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:32 PM

Accutane gave me amazing, oil free skin for 2 years, but now the oil is back again and I'm miserable. I feel like it gets in the way of everything. I constantly feel gross and uncomfortable, I always feel like I need to wash my face. Recently, I've wanted to start lifting weights, and I really enjoy it, but I have found that it almost doubles they oilyness of my skin. It's making me depressed because I want to exercise to make me feel better about myself, but it's just making things worse :( Is there any hope for us oily people? Do you think they'll find a cure soon? I would love to not have to deal with this anymore.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Just try to look on the bright side regarding the oily skin. 1) Don't have to buy moisturizer, 2) Won't have wrinkles and lines on your face at an early age. Other than that you just have to play with the cards you're dealt. I've struggled with the issue for 35 years. I think about all we can do is try to minimize it by our skin cleansers and diet. In the grand scheme of things, there are many people with way worse problems. Don't let oily skin or acne wreck your life:-)

Edited by torquemonster, 07 July 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

Just try to look on the bright side regarding the oily skin. 1) Don't have to buy moisturizer...


What ON EARTH do you think that oily skin has to do with moisturizer??? Posted Image

I've already talked about the experiment done by Kligman which showed that he had to apply TEN TIMES the normal amount of sebum to a person's skin, before it showed even a little moisture retention. Did you miss that post?? Bottom line: sebum is a totally INCONSEQUENTIAL "moisturizer".

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:54 PM


Just try to look on the bright side regarding the oily skin. 1) Don't have to buy moisturizer...


What ON EARTH do you think that oily skin has to do with moisturizer??? Posted Image

I've already talked about the experiment done by Kligman which showed that he had to apply TEN TIMES the normal amount of sebum to a person's skin, before it showed even a little moisture retention. Did you miss that post?? Bottom line: sebum is a totally INCONSEQUENTIAL "moisturizer".


In my experience, you're correct. My skin can be super oily, but still peeling and flakey. The excess oil doesn't really do anything to moisturize my skin. In fact, I think it may actually irritate it more.

Your posts always seem to be super knowledgeable on this topic. In your opinion, and from your research, do you see any hope for a cure in the future? And what methods do you believe appear to be most promising and realistic for the future? Have you heard of Dr. Rox Anderson's research on High Dose PDT? According to him, it permanently destroys sebaceous glands. However, I'm not sure how realistic of a claim that is.

Edited by paigems, 07 July 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:48 PM

Dry Skin: High calcium, high magnesium, low sodium, low iron, low choline, low phosphorus, low iodine,


high/low Vit A, low omega EFAs, low DHEA, [low humidity, insufficient water intake, food / contact allergies] Remedy: Carrot,Cucumber, Celery Juice before breakfast and plain organic yogurt with meals



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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:53 AM

I have very oily skin but it can still flake. I have dehydrated skin. I still think oily skin people need a moisturizer. When I use a wrong moisturizer, especially those that claim to be for oily skin, my skin becomes even oilier and drier. Which means i need a moisturizer that actually moisturizes.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

My skin is soo OILY! Jojoba oil mixed with a light weight moisturizer made my skin way less oily. I ran out about two months ago and my gross super oily skin is back. Try it because it may work for you :)



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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:10 AM

My skin is soo OILY! Jojoba oil mixed with a light weight moisturizer made my skin way less oily. I ran out about two months ago and my gross super oily skin is back. Try it because it may work for you Posted Image


Worn during the day or at night?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

The acne.org regimen has made my lifetime oily skin go away! I sound like a sales rep, but I started on it about six months ago, at the age of 37. I've had oily skin since my teens and after I turned 35 it just got worse - oily but dehydrated.
I follow the basic regimen, cleanser-bp treatment-moisturiser, and am now only a bit oily just before I wash my face at night. I really pack on heaps of moisturiser before bed.
I used a lot of jojoba oil in the early stages of using bp, now I just use a drop or two under my eyes where I can get a little dry. I wish I'd had the regimen when I was 15.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:10 AM


My skin is soo OILY! Jojoba oil mixed with a light weight moisturizer made my skin way less oily. I ran out about two months ago and my gross super oily skin is back. Try it because it may work for you Posted Image




Worn during the day or at night?


Morning and night. Mix 3 drops with your moisturizer.

Edited by a.p., 06 September 2012 - 01:13 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

I really recommend lotion/moisturizer if you have oily skin! I've heard it said that the reason people's skins overproduce oil is because their skin is actually dry and the oil glands are then overcompensating for it. Try putting it on RIGHT after you wash or when your BZ dries (for regiman folks), before your skin has a chance to get shiny. It really worked for me.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:20 PM

I really recommend lotion/moisturizer if you have oily skin! I've heard it said that the reason people's skins overproduce oil is because their skin is actually dry and the oil glands are then overcompensating for it.


That's the most tired and over-worked theory that you hear about on this forum. It's been SOUNDLY disproved by medical professionals. What causes the skin to produce sebum in sebaceous glands are HORMONES, typically androgens and estrogens. Nothing in the human body causes them to "overcompensate" by producing more of it. Listen to what doctors and scientists say, not what other posters on acne.org say.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

I don't think you should stop exercising just because it makes your oiliness worse, if lifting makes you feel better, then I think you should keep it up. Many people who exercise regularly have diminished symptoms of depression and a higher self-esteem.

Following a strict regimen can definitely help oily skin. I suggest you work out a routine for yourself that you will stick to, and it should include a moisturizer. I am lucky enough to be able to tolerate 10% BP and another bunch of harsh chemicals on my face that drastically reduced oil production, but I know that's not the case with most people. Nevertheless, I suggest you start with a good basic cleanser and 2.5% BP, and later on add an AHA or BHA in a lotion form.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:21 AM

As sad as it is, nothing really works but accutane, whatever makes you happy you should follow, if you can afford it of course. The capitalist threadmill yay..

Trying sticking to a low-dose accutane, and follow the drill, you know, lip balm, cream for those drying areas specially the hands that tend to get dry, and eye drops.

Or don't get into the regime, and just bloat dry your face and keep a strong attitude, cause if you think about it, there are really worse genetical conditions we could have acquired like sicke cell anemia and stuff.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:31 PM

treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

Pardon my French, but why *the fuck* would anybody treasure the thing that's such a pain in the ass to them? Honestly, what made you think it would be a good idea to post such an absolutely pointless comment on here? At least clarify where you're coming from..

What is it with people coming on internet forums and posting such meaningless drivel? Don't you realize there's people on here desperate for good, helpful information? It just annoys me so much that even on a specialized forum for oily skin, at least half of the posts made on here are completely useless.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:53 AM


treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

Pardon my French, but why *the fuck* would anybody treasure the thing that's such a pain in the ass to them? Honestly, what made you think it would be a good idea to post such an absolutely pointless comment on here? At least clarify where you're coming from..

What is it with people coming on internet forums and posting such meaningless drivel? Don't you realize there's people on here desperate for good, helpful information? It just annoys me so much that even on a specialized forum for oily skin, at least half of the posts made on here are completely useless.


She probably just means that some people who take accutane are left with overly dry skin and they actually want some of their sebum back.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:34 PM



treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

Pardon my French, but why *the fuck* would anybody treasure the thing that's such a pain in the ass to them? Honestly, what made you think it would be a good idea to post such an absolutely pointless comment on here? At least clarify where you're coming from..

What is it with people coming on internet forums and posting such meaningless drivel? Don't you realize there's people on here desperate for good, helpful information? It just annoys me so much that even on a specialized forum for oily skin, at least half of the posts made on here are completely useless.


She probably just means that some people who take accutane are left with overly dry skin and they actually want some of their sebum back.


Sebum doesn't moisturise, so her comment is still pretty useless...a) it doesn't answer the OP's question b) telling someone they should cherish their oily skin is just plain ridiculous.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:34 PM




treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

Pardon my French, but why *the fuck* would anybody treasure the thing that's such a pain in the ass to them? Honestly, what made you think it would be a good idea to post such an absolutely pointless comment on here? At least clarify where you're coming from..

What is it with people coming on internet forums and posting such meaningless drivel? Don't you realize there's people on here desperate for good, helpful information? It just annoys me so much that even on a specialized forum for oily skin, at least half of the posts made on here are completely useless.


She probably just means that some people who take accutane are left with overly dry skin and they actually want some of their sebum back.


Sebum doesn't moisturise, so her comment is still pretty useless...a) it doesn't answer the OP's question b) telling someone they should cherish their oily skin is just plain ridiculous.

Exactly. This is a serious subject and people come to this forum for help. I, and I'm sure most on here, are absolutely fed up with reading nonsense. We want helpful comments.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:04 PM





treasure your oil skin...especially if you've eaten roaccutane. You are so lucky

Pardon my French, but why *the fuck* would anybody treasure the thing that's such a pain in the ass to them? Honestly, what made you think it would be a good idea to post such an absolutely pointless comment on here? At least clarify where you're coming from..

What is it with people coming on internet forums and posting such meaningless drivel? Don't you realize there's people on here desperate for good, helpful information? It just annoys me so much that even on a specialized forum for oily skin, at least half of the posts made on here are completely useless.


She probably just means that some people who take accutane are left with overly dry skin and they actually want some of their sebum back.


Sebum doesn't moisturise, so her comment is still pretty useless...a) it doesn't answer the OP's question b) telling someone they should cherish their oily skin is just plain ridiculous.

Exactly. This is a serious subject and people come to this forum for help. I, and I'm sure most on here, are absolutely fed up with reading nonsense. We want helpful comments.


Well since you asked and took such offence at my comment I'll give you some insight and hope that you may have some constructive advice.
Roaccutane has destroyed my body's ability to hydrate & moisturize my skin. My sebacious glands do not ptoduce a drop of sebum. This is only a recent development in my list of side effects lasting the last 6 months. I am so envious to hear that otheres have regained oilyness & would give pardon my french *fucking anything* to have that back. Ive aged 10 years in the last 6 mnths and yeah you have no idea how lucky you are. Buy some blotting papers and be thankful.