So for me, the best thing has been drying out my face, using a face wash that was herbal. Phisoderm.
I never realized that the problem could be oily skin, or at least that is what I am thinking. My face never looked oily. But I stopped using the stuff I had been using cause I went on a trip, and had other stuff, that wasn't as drying, and i got a few spots, and they are very oily. Wow, that's a break through for me, now I know how I have to balance it.