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Hello,

I am a male in my mid 20's. I get occasional cycles of bad cystic acne, but otherwise my skin is clear. I am now on doxycycline for the acne. However, my main concern is my extremely oily skin. My face shines all day long. I use paper towels to dab my face, and I am so self conscious about it. Those little papers do basically nothing.

What prescription medications are available for this? I also sweat a lot all over my body in heat and when I am stressed. Is this related? Is accutane overkill? Would it even work?

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Yes, stress and whether changes affects the skin. So try to control that. About the oily skin, check out moisturizer (use the right amount, so not apply too much) with Zinc, Linoleic Acid and lipids similar to those of the skin (In the night for instance). Also, during the day you can use some matifying moisturizer (Effaclar M). Try to get a fatty acids supplements too and research what is the function of those in the body. Finally, tune your regimen to fit your skin.

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