What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

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The only thing that worked for me was Accutane. After, my skin returned to a full blown oil well again. It's been 20 years of disgusting oily skin since. (no acne, though!) I never use moisturiser. Never needed it. I wouldn't be able to stand the addition layer of gunk and quite frankly dont understand why anyone with super oily skin would feel the need to slather more grease on their skin..it's completely illogical. Let's see..my skin is sooo oily and gross! let's see..I'll apply more oil, silcones and glycerin! yes! ..that'll do the trick! Then, wonder why they have more blackheads, cysts and OIL! Ummm NO.

okay, lecture over..lol huh.png I regress...

Illogical? I have both dry skin and an extreme amount of sebum production. I'm pretty the sure oil I produce does nothing to moisturize my skin, otherwise I wouldn't have dry and flakey skin under the oil.

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Illogical? I have both dry skin and an extreme amount of sebum production. I'm pretty the sure oil I produce does nothing to moisturize my skin, otherwise I wouldn't have dry and flakey skin under the oil.

Same here. I have dry and oily skin, too. My skin is only flaky, where it's oiliest (on my forehead and cheeks). But I can't moisturize because then I would break out. That's why I wanna go on a low dose of accutane but I still have to convince my derm. As of the moment, she does not want to give it to me.angry.png


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Illogical? I have both dry skin and an extreme amount of sebum production. I'm pretty the sure oil I produce does nothing to moisturize my skin, otherwise I wouldn't have dry and flakey skin under the oil.

Same here. I have dry and oily skin, too. My skin is only flaky, where it's oiliest (on my forehead and cheeks). But I can't moisturize because then I would break out. That's why I wanna go on a low dose of accutane but I still have to convince my derm. As of the moment, she does not want to give it to me.angry.png

Change ur derm I guess

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I will, but at first I wanna try to convince her a little more.


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The only thing that worked for me was Accutane. After, my skin returned to a full blown oil well again. It's been 20 years of disgusting oily skin since. (no acne, though!) I never use moisturiser. Never needed it. I wouldn't be able to stand the addition layer of gunk and quite frankly dont understand why anyone with super oily skin would feel the need to slather more grease on their skin..it's completely illogical. Let's see..my skin is sooo oily and gross! let's see..I'll apply more oil, silcones and glycerin! yes! ..that'll do the trick! Then, wonder why they have more blackheads, cysts and OIL! Ummm NO.

okay, lecture over..lol huh.png I regress...

Illogical? I have both dry skin and an extreme amount of sebum production. I'm pretty the sure oil I produce does nothing to moisturize my skin, otherwise I wouldn't have dry and flakey skin under the oil.

dry flaky skin under oil? ..try exfoliating more.

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Vincevega, as Freidebelgian said donĀ“t waste your time with topicals, I tell you so because I have wasted lot of time ( I am 43 years old and still suffering from super oily skin) trying every topical and wasting time its an inside problem.

Zinc have worked for me (30 mg zinc gluconate), but not a cure,and I,ll try 500 mg of B5 next month, but I am scary about losing hair.

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This has been an excellent read and I have to put my 2 cents worth in as a fellow oily skin sufferer. I have just moved to a different country and my skin has amped up oil production worse than it ever has before and although I am well used to it, it's become unbearable.

20 years ago I did Roaccutane and that was great and my skin stayed dry for five years, and then went back to producing oil. The second time I did Roaccutane it only lasted a further year after finishing the 3 month course.

I just went on a cuise and spent most of my time up in the Spa with the doctor who took $500 off me for hydrating cleansers and collagen treatment. Although I was producing lots of oil, my skin was severely dehydrated and the oil production is supposedly the body's defense. I have been using it for two months and I definitely have less wrinkles and my skin looks puffier and my hydrated which is great but does nothing for the oil.

Right now I am gearing up to do something radical. A few years ago I decided I to try and lose some weight and chose to go with the Atkins Diet. I managed to stay on it for 3 months and I ended up losing 3kilos but having no energy at all so I couldn't keep it up.

But the amazing side effect was that my skin stopped producing oil. Not immediately but my skin was better than it had been for years and I think that for the third time in 25 years I had perfect, normal skin. The other two times were during pregnancy, that cleared me up completely too for the duration and about a year afterwards.

So I have two ways to go, and one isn't an option and the other is just an awful way to eat. But I am ready to start the Atkins thing again, especially after reading another thread where the member just consumed vegie juice and eggs for 45 days and had the same result as me.

So is it diet or hormones causing the problem???

I'm starting next week! I have a packet of biccies to finish first :)

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I noticed that my skin is better when I don't eat things that make my blood sugar level spike. So I started to avoid candy and salty snacks (like nachos), noodles and white bread as much as I can. I also drink only water and milk, no sugary soft drinks or juices.

Ever since my skin has produced noticeably less oil and sebum.

However I don't think it's the source of the problem. Even when I stick to this diet my skin is still oily, just not as much as before.

The root of the problem for me seems to be genetics and hormones. Not everybody reacts to unhealthy food the way I do. My friend can eat candy every day, she never breaks out and always has flawless skin.

But we, who have acne prone skin, should all watch our diet. It can really help a lot. Moreover you'll lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle at the same time cool.png

@Mrs Cadbury: It's interesting that pregnancy helped clear up your skin. Usually it's the other way round, isn't it?


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Skin all over my body is so oily that I really dont know how to take care of it... My face is like the worst, but when it comes to arms, chest, back, legs, it's just horrible... All over my body, I must have the sebacceous fillaments or what is that called, cause to have blackheads on forearm is highly unlikely... What would you suggest using? I mosturize using Excipial U Hydrolotio, cos I'm scared of jojoba oil... When I wash my face with Bioderma Sebium, it got so used to hydrating it after that the face feels like being stretched and can't do without it. Any help? Tried everything. Drink like 3 liters of water and 1,5 liter of green tea (decaf), eat a lot of fruit, do not drink alcohol, dont smoke, dont eat junk food. But still it just wont bloody give up... sad.png

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Hi, been to the dermatologist my whole life. I've had extremely oily skin ever since I was 11. It has given me many problems with really bad acne. I'm a guy. and used to wear makeup to cover up all the acne scars. now i don't wear makeup. my skin is still oily but under control. I use clean and clear oil absorbing cream to keep the oil in control everytime i take a shower and make sure i get really deep with my fingers to get all the oil out. For my body i use the regular softsoap body wash (blue one) with one of those shower scrubbies. When the scrubbies don't feel like they're working that well grab a new one. I don't take a shower every day so that i don't build a tolerance to the clean and clear oil absorbing cleanser. i rinse my face off every 4 hours to get the excess oil out and let it air dry. once the water has dried i take my hands with every clean spot to get the layer of oil off that is left behind after it dries. at night i use clean and clear essentials deep cleaning astringent. (pink one with salilyic acid) I do that with a cotton ball to get all the dirt and oil off my face. Then when done i rinse my face off and let it air dry. This is so the clean and clear doesnt clog your pores when it dries. This also clears up acne scarring after a period of time. Once in awhile i'll get the blackheads or whiteheads out by popping them. I've also started eating fruit and maple oatmeals from mcdonalds and notice that i can wash my face farther times apart. And rinse your face off after every meal if it is oil based or greasy. If you stick to this method every day for people with extremely oily skin you can finally feel comfortable with yourself again.

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ill be very honest with you, the less products you use on your face, the less stress you will have. I got rid of every products I had, except for a simple facial cleanser for sensitive skin (cetaphil) I ONLY use that, very gently making sure not to cause irritation. I have noticed the more irritated my skin feels, the more acne I will get in that area.. Washing your face gently will help control the oil on your face as excess washing will produce more oil.

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Hello.

This thread is for people, like me, who have extremely oily skin. I mean extremely oily as in 15-30 minutes after you've washed your face, you can see the oil oozing out and you notice a visible shine.

I want to know what helps your skin. Post any solutions or treatments that you've tried and which have worked to effectively control and/or reduce your oily skin SIGNIFICANTLY.

In order of importance:

1. Changing my diet from high-carb (300+ grams carbohydrates daily) to under 100 grams carbs per day reduced my acne from 1-2 new zits per day down to 1-2 new zits per week.

2. Using a moisturizer every day after washing my face caused my face to produce less of its own oil.

3. Cleansing my face with a more mild cleanser stripped less of the oil off my face and therefore my face produced less of its own oil.

Hope that helps.


- I have insulin resistance and high DHEA-S as indicated on my fasting insulin test and DHEA-S test.

- Acne clears up almost completely when low carbing.

- Quit Retin-A 0.05% and experienced no changes.


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Thank you. Luckily, I don't suffer from acne, besides oily skin and blackheads. I've tried using moisturizers, but my skin is so oily that the combination of moisturizer + oil make my pores clog and makes my skin break out. I don't cleanse because I have the most sensitive skin in the world and every cleanser I have tried felt like pouring napalm on my skin.

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For me, washing my face in less than ten seconds. It seems that the more I wash my skin the oilier it gets...

Really? How would you explain THAT?? Does your car get dirtier, the more you wash it? Does your house or apartment get dirtier, the more you wash it? I personally did an experiment with Sebutape Skin Indicators which I used as the way to measure sebum on my skin; as expected, I got the results that any reasonable person would expect: the more I washed my skin, the drier it got. I think you're just fooling yourself when you think that your skin supposedly got OILY when you washed it more often.

Bryan, excelicious is exactly right. This happens to me when i over-dry my face. Overwashing your face strips the natural oils away, and in many people with oily or combination skin the sebaceous glands to kick in to overdrive and produce more oil to compensate for the dryness caused by overwashing. This is a common occurrence with oily skin. I agree with excelicious that you need to use a gentle cleanser and wash for less than ten seconds.

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I recently got so fed up with my oily skin, and started looking for supplements that would help. I found that B5, and Vitamin A have been shown to help with slowing down oil production. So I've been taking those supplements, and trying to drink more water to flush out my system.Also found a really gentle cleanser that doesn't irritate my skin at all and actually makes it feel hydrated. So far I feel like the oil production has decreased dramatically to about 65%-70% percent less oil.

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I recently got so fed up with my oily skin, and started looking for supplements that would help. I found that B5, and Vitamin A have been shown to help with slowing down oil production. So I've been taking those supplements, and trying to drink more water to flush out my system.Also found a really gentle cleanser that doesn't irritate my skin at all and actually makes it feel hydrated. So far I feel like the oil production has decreased dramatically to about 65%-70% percent less oil.

Yes, B5 and A will reduce oily skin. But usually the dosage of either needed to do this is dangerously high and comes with a risk of hair loss, kidney and liver damage, and adrenal system fatigue. Be careful.


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-- DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

-- How to Ice Inflammed or Picked at Cysts

-- Milk of Magnesia Uses

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-- Oily Skin Research Thread: This shows some of our previous efforts and explains the mechanisms behind oily skin.

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I recently got so fed up with my oily skin, and started looking for supplements that would help. I found that B5, and Vitamin A have been shown to help with slowing down oil production. So I've been taking those supplements, and trying to drink more water to flush out my system.Also found a really gentle cleanser that doesn't irritate my skin at all and actually makes it feel hydrated. So far I feel like the oil production has decreased dramatically to about 65%-70% percent less oil.

Yes, B5 and A will reduce oily skin. But usually the dosage of either needed to do this is dangerously high and comes with a risk of hair loss, kidney and liver damage, and adrenal system fatigue. Be careful.

Change the vitamin A to beta carotene and increase ur zinc intake if possible from natural sources.

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I'm thinking of trying the beta carotene, what dose should I start with? Thank you. X

I recently got so fed up with my oily skin, and started looking for supplements that would help. I found that B5, and Vitamin A have been shown to help with slowing down oil production. So I've been taking those supplements, and trying to drink more water to flush out my system.Also found a really gentle cleanser that doesn't irritate my skin at all and actually makes it feel hydrated. So far I feel like the oil production has decreased dramatically to about 65%-70% percent less oil.

Yes, B5 and A will reduce oily skin. But usually the dosage of either needed to do this is dangerously high and comes with a risk of hair loss, kidney and liver damage, and adrenal system fatigue. Be careful.

Change the vitamin A to beta carotene and increase ur zinc intake if possible from natural sources.

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BTW I forget to mention in my previous post that some of the acne.org products received TOP ratings on beautipedia, so you've come to the right place(s)!

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Beta-carotene is useless to control oily skin because the excess will be flushed down the toilet. Plus your skin could turn orange.


Supplements For Acne & Oily Skin: Fish oil, Zinc (30 mg), Vitamin A (25000 IU), Vitamin B5 (500 mg) 25000 IU of Vitamin D (twice a month)
Status: 99% clear (Occasional whitehead)


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sadly, the primary contributer to oily skin is genetic , the most important one is the sensitivity of ur oil glands to hormones.

so basicly if ur unlucky to get shitty genes u'll have to work really really really hard to balance ur hormones, there is no easy fix for this.

for me personally ive noticed a dramatic change in oiliness when i was taking accutane, but it faded when i stopped taking it.

also, one simple thing that i noticed helping, is a good sleep.

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mmm well i found a really good blot powder. it mattifies better than oil absorbing sheets, which, if you're really greasy like me, tends to not get the oil off completely. this powder really gets every trace of oil. its called the face shop happy face powder and comes in white or violet. use violet if you're pale skinned and it's translucent and lightweight

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