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Prevent and Reduce Oily Skin on Face

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Prevent acne by reducing greasy face?

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Greasy face is a no-go if you want a clear complexion. A greasy/oily skin is a breeding ground for pimple-causing bacteria. By clearing your skin of oil through washing, treatments and medications you are effectively removing any chance of oil and bacteria from growing and becoming an acne/pimple. You probably believe that oily skin is all that bad, right? No. People with oily skin tends to have less wrinkles later and life as the oil acts as natural moisturizer and sun protectorate, to this regard excessive washing off face is not recommended as well, besides over-washing can lead to dryness, feeling of tightness in your face which can result to flaking and rough skin. The best thing to do is wash your face only twice a day (morning and before going to bed) and using film strips to absorb oil during the day.

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Acne is form due to the inflammation of the skin pores caused by the P. acnes bacteria. When a sebaceous gland produces sebum and the skin pore is blocked or clogged by dirt, pathogens or hardened sebum on the surface of the skin, the sebum gets trapped inside the skin and makes the skin pore wall to break causing the sebum to extrude to the surrounding skin tissues infecting it with P. acnes bacteria causing a red bump known as pimple or pus in the skin pore called acne. There are several ways to properly reduce greasy or oily face and below are some of the most commonly used home remedies:

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  • Oatmeal and honey facial scrub. Mix a few parts of oatmeal and honey in a bowl and apply it on your greasy face for 10 to 20 minutes then rinse with water. The rationale behind it is the oatmeal serves as a sponge absorbing the excess sebum on the face and it also scrubs the face clearing the blocked skin pores while the honey has a anti-inflammatory effect, antibacterial property and it also nourishes the skin.
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  • Use of OTC (over the counter) drugs containing benzoyl peroxide. The rationale behind it is that the benzoyl peroxide is commonly used to kill the acne causing Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.
  • Wash your face with moisturizer soap with vitamin E and Aloe Vera twice a day. The rationales are to moisturize your skin, to give nourishment on your skin and to limit the production of the sebaceous glands caused by frequent washing of the face.
  • Sleep adequately. The rationale behind it is directly connected to the stress when you are awake which makes the body to produce cortisols which excites the sebaceous glands in sebum production.

In general, you can properly manage the formation of acne on your face by properly reducing the sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands.

How to reduce acne on nose mainly & face?

I have been suffering from acne from past 6 months & my age is 20. I tried everything from consulting dermatologist & used natural procedures. They went off but after 15 days they appeared. I want to get rid of the huge acne on my face. Hope you can give me some suggestions to reduce the acne. Thank you

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Give some tips for a light and acne free skin?

I have Asian fair skin. I am 30 year old woman. My face was light and acne free. Once used a whitening cream contains mercury, my face became dark and dry. I tried lots of moisturizers. but its getting worse. I do get some mild papules on my face. How can I get my face back?

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How could I reduce acne between eyebrows?

I always have acne on my forehead especially between my eyebrows and I also feel irritation around my nose

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I have acne on my face, chest, shoulders for over 3 years, what to do?

I've had acne for over 3 years and I hate my skin. I can't wear a nice top or dress. I have a very oily skin, my chest also gets oily and sometimes the pimples hurts so bad. I can't even wear makeup to cover, it still see trough. help me

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I'm getting so much acne marks on my face?

I got more scars on my face, I can't stop it

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Reduce acne and remove acne scars?

I have acne and have acne scars, how to remove those scars and get rid of pimpled acnes. I have tried: Some acne creams face washes etc. I think it was caused by: My diet

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How can I keep my face from being oily, and get rid of pores and acne?

How can I stop my face from being oily. How can I get rid of acne, and make my pores good. I want to have a beautiful skin without the shine.. I have tried: I have tried olay products. I have tried clean and clear pores wash, and an oil prevent cleanser. I think it was caused by: I don't know what caused it. My skin has always been oily. It looks like it has gotten worse

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Do I need to wash my face after I apply the apple cider vinegar?

Do I need to wash my face again or clean it after I apply apple cider vinegar? Or I just need to wait for it to dry before moisturizing. I have tried: I only tried to wash my face clean, and use the toner to reduce oil on my face.. I think it was caused by: I think it is my skin type.

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How to prevent and remove the dark spot on my face?

I have many dark spots in my face near my eyes. I have tried: No. I think it was caused by: Eating those oily foods

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Is excessive use of soap tighten face skin?

My face skin is oily and loose.. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: Maybe less use of soap on the face

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My white face is becoming brown/black, why?

I have oil complexion skin, recently my white face is becoming brown/black face and looks dull. I have not gone out during day time. Give me a good solution to get back my white face. I have tried: Some creams, home made things applied in face like butter milk, potato juice, etc.,. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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Hi I'm getting oily face within 5 minutes after face wash. I want to get a fair and glowing face. Is there any chance to get from home made remedies?

Hi I'm getting oily face with in 5 minutes after face wash. I want to get a fair and glowing face. Is there any chance to get from home made remedies?

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White head pimples coming around cheeks and symptoms increase during night as I wash with hot water?

Hi, I am 14 years old my problem is in my cheeks white head pimples are coming, as my face is oily skin and it is itching. For many days I'm using calamine lotion

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