Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Skin getting very oily

Recommended Posts

Hi, I'm new in the forum:) My problem has been moderate acne which started when I was 17 or 18, now I'm 21.. I used to have 3 to 9 breakouts at once on my face and basically it would never be clean, started using BP 10% which worked quite well and reduced my breakouts by more than half but made my face very oily and it seems to get worse everyday. 4 hours after washing my face my nose and forehead look very shiny.. and It's very boring to be so careful about my face..

I heard about some medication(not accutane) you can take orally and apparently it reduces acne and oil greatly but forgot the name of it, if you know the name post it please.

BTW do you guys know any online store with quite a variety of acne treatments, moisturizers etc? I need one that ships to EU. Thanks in advance.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to try a lower concentration of benzoyl peroxide. 10% can be very irritating and drying, and can make your skin produce excess oil to compensate. I'd suggest going down to 2.5% or 5%. It should be just as effective but may help with your oil problem. Also, you can get some oil blotting cloths at the drug store for a few dollars. Use those throughout the day to blot excess oil.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sorry but I disagree. Benzoyl peroxide works extremely well for me. You can't make generalizations like that for everyone. Everyone reacts differently to different treatments.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes