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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Jwoutlaw
Even if you are diligent with regular face washing, your skin can remain oily and deep acne cysts can continue to present on the skin. If this is a new problem for you, there may be a hormonal component that should be addressed (an increase in androgen hormone influence can increase the production of sebum, or oil, by the sebaceous glands of the skin.) I recommend visiting a dermatologist for a full evaluation. Your dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate...
I would connect with a dermatologist ASAP to get you skin under control. There may be a hormonal issue that can be picked up on blood work and ultrasound (PCOS). Treatments for oiliness include topical therapies, but much more effective would be hormonal therapies or isotretinoin (Accutane). Speak with a dermatologist for your best options for your skin type, age, budget, etc.
Most patients who experience acne and oily skin believe that it is related to cleansing the skin. In reality, if you over cleanse the skin, it strips the barrier of the natural oils that protect your skin. It also signals the skin to produce more oil, so it's a catch-22. At 41, your acne is more than likely related to hormonal changes. I would recommend seeing a skincare specialist who can help identify what is going on with your skin and...