LOL I'm pretty sure if I had the time and education in that area I would. We have the means for an oily skin fix in modern medicine; it would be through the use of a topical DHT inhibitor. The problem is that it is a relatively isolated issue as not many people have such chronically oily skin like you or I; so when pharmaceutical companies decide which products they are going to bring to market they choose the ones with the biggest target consumer group, and it wouldn't be as profitable for them as, say, a cleanser for all skin types.
There are studies out now that have successfully used creams containing DHT inhibitors to lessen oily skin, but they never made it to consumer products. I tried to make one following the directions in one of the studies but it was too unstable; mainly because I didn't have the correct chemicals to preserve it and make it able to be absorbed by the skin.
I do expect to see something like this on the market eventually though; I'd guess in the next 4-10 years. Until then, there's really not much we can do to stop it.
BUT we can treat the symptoms and still have great skin; it just takes a little more effort then some of our more genetically blessed buddies.
I actually rarely get blackheads; I know I haven't got one in the last 3 months. I do get clogged pores; but I'm not sure what you are referring to exactly when you say that. The clogged pores I get come with what are called sebaceous filaments; oxidized oil that rests in the pore. They look like tiny white plugs that are soft and come out with exfoliation. I only get them on my nose and some areas of my cheeks; but they are barely noticeable at all.
Here is my ACV thread detailing how I use it; as well as some updates.
And this thread is one where I explained to someone exactly how I shave; my post is #6
And unfortunately even though I swore against it, I am looking at using a concealer (makeup) for the occasional red spot I get. I don't get much acne anymore, but when I do it is one of those red, swollen, cysts that are really noticeable. If I meet with someone for school or work I need to at least have a consistent look to my skin, I can't one day look great then the next day show up looking like Rudolph LOL; and so if that means using a little concealer every now and then than so be it.
I have thick, black facial hair with fair to medium skin (I've been told I look like Hugh Jackman haha) and so a red spot or two really stands out on my skin. I just have to find something that isn't too noticeable but will still lessen the redness of those occasional fireball red cysts.
And yes I know how frustrating having problem skin can be, and that's why I provide info and chronicle my experiences on acne.org so that my knowledge can help others in a similar position.
Edited by CBIOT13, 09 July 2013 - 02:32 PM.