How can I get rid of acne and oily skin on my face?

Hi, i'm 17 years old boy. My face always stays oily and i have acne on face which are increasing day by day but it may disappear for month . Now it's too much and it hurts if i touch. It's white head most. What should i do about my oily skin and horrible acne ?

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Getting rid of acne and oily skin

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Thank you for your question. It is important to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist. I help patients with acne like this on a daily basis with much success.

Your doctor should put you in a daily Medical Grade skincare regime. This will consist of a proper Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer (yes, even a moisturizer is needed for oily skin). Prescription creams or gels may be needed as well. This is generally a great starting point. I would recommend some Acid Peels as well to speed up the process.

When treated correctly acne can be targeted fairly quickly but please remember overnight changes will not happen.

Acne is a Medical Condition

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Acne is a medical condition, it is a result of clogged pores. Everyone has P.acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acne) that live on the skin, when there is an excess of sebum (oily skin) this causes the bacteria to multiply in the pores. This results in inflammation, redness, swelling, heat, tenderness and sometimes infections.

The best thing for you to do is to see a Board Certified Dermatologist. When you see a Dermatologist they will assess your skin and can prescribe medication as necessary for your acne.

There are a variety of different medications that are both oral and topical that can help improve your acne. You may also need to have manual extractions and or possibly laser/light treatments for your acne.

Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what the best option for your acne is.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.