Oily Face!!!

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I have always had a really oily face. My father did as well. As I am getting older...its getting worse.

The area around the outside of my nose is so oily, that I do cannot keep up with it. At the moment I have tree terrible whiteheads around my nostrils.

I try to keep it at bay with witch hazel. But my wife keeps telling me, "You need to exfoliate".

What say you?

Any advice?
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Jason, since I was a teenager, and to this day if necessary , I wash my face with a washcloth splashed with rubbing alcohol morning noon and night as needed, and it cures the problem. The grease and any surface dirt is removed and the naturally dry and clean skin stays naturally healthy.
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Gary, Thanks...I will give that a try tonight.
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Gary, do you wet a rag and rinse afterward...or just let the alcohol do its thing and leave it alone?
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I just let the alcohol do what it does, and don't rinse. It evaporates quickly leaving the skin clean and dry.
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OK...Makes sense. Thanks!!!
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The people with the oily skin need to wash the face again and again. To get rid of oily skin, one must follow a daily skin care regime, eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water and use proper skin care product. One of my friend was dealing with the oily skin problem, so someone told to try this product, which will help to get rid of oily skin problem and also helps to nourish the skin.
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Virginia, if you are a vendor, do not post links to your products in any forum other than Shopping. We give one warning only.

A common misconception is that oily skin, or hair for that matter, must be aggressively degreased with detergents, soaps, solvents and sandpaper. And what does that tell the skin to do? Produce more oil since the last lot has gone!

You can tone down sebum production a little by using more gentle soaps (not the 'squeaky clean' kind - you want to leave some of the sebum behind), and rather perversely, by adding oils in the form of moisturisers. Mild cases of seborrhoea and rosacea can be controlled with washing followed by used of a thin oil on the skin - it may be that a less viscous oil is less clogging than sebum. More serious cases require their specific treatments, hydrocortisone for seborrhoea, and topical metronidazole or oral tetracyclines for rosacea (not for their antibacterial value, just because they happen to reduce sebum production). Don't get the two mixed up, as hydrocortisone usually makes rosacea much worse.

Finally, all you guys with greasy skin can take some sort of consolation in the fact it relates to your testosterone levels. Nature's anabolic steroid does it again!

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So oily skin has a plus side, who'd a thought.
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I've found that products like lime shave cream and aftershave don't work that well for my sensitive skin/dry skin, and read later that they are better for oily skin. It made sense based on my experience, maybe worth a shot.
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Maybe that explains why I like the Lime stuff so much.
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do you ever use skin toner throughout the day? It helps with the PH balance of your skin
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I have been away for a while. Thanks for the input!
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Use some oil control like nivea men to wash your face everyday.
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i have had (and still fear) scalp acne. now my hair is shaved short, i've tried to start a regime of exfoliating it. i'm 47, so long past teen years - i don't know why i get it now, but in the past it was long thick hair and sweat, dirt trapping.

look for kelebek cloths online. the range is baffling, but they're turkish bathing gloves (of a sort) that i've got two of. the lighter colours are finer, the darker ones are corse. i use the fine one and i can tell the difference on skin with one quick wipe. corse ones hurt to use, but are there if you need to try one.


i would use in combination with noxzema classic clean, which is cheap and requires so little it's hard to emphasise how quickly you tip into using too much. it gets skin so clean, so quickly, i'm surprised it's not more widely known and recommended - considering the cans of shaving foam have a following, that is, also.


i don't seem to get noticeable scalp acne using these, and i tend to do it just once a week. if i notice something appearing, going through the process in the shower clears it very easily.

both of these will take a while for you to work out the best current price on where you are.
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Welcome! I'm glad you have found products that help you. Feel free to introduce yourself in the Newbie forum and discuss shaving with the members here!
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Welcome on board logboy!
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Welcome to SMF, logboy!

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Thanks for posting! :D
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