so my skin gets disgustingly oily an hour after I wash my face. I've always had 'oily' skin, since I was about 13 I got blackheads, then I noticed my nose would be a little shiny after I came home from school, then gradually it got worse and the oil has spread to my entire face now.
My back used to have what you would consider severe acne, but its been 100% clear from using BP (10% at first but now im on the regimen and it still works). But my back doesnt get oily at all.
My face however is less responsive to any treatment because it is so excessively oily. I'm 17 and since its gotten worse through my teens i've no doubt its hormonal, but what am I supposed to do? My skin was combination this time last year and now its entirely oily.
All I ever think about during the day is my skin, how oily does it look, when can I get to a toilet to blot the oil off. Its really affecting my quality of life and there's so little information out there on oily skin, it seems to be considered a 'cosmetic' problem "oh you can control it with a light dusting of powder". Mine is so excessive I wonder if there's an underlying medical condition causing it or something.
I've tried saw palmetto and it didnt do anything, but I used the dried berry powder capsules, has anyone had success with the extract form? I'm not megadosing on b5 either - hair loss? i'll pass.
Edited by XXYY, 30 May 2013 - 04:51 AM.