The sebaceous gland present inside your skin's pores secretes oil, which keeps your skin moisturized and healthy. This gland is present in all, but in some, these glands secrete too much oil, making your face oily. The common causes for oily face are humid climate, enlarged pores, using wrong skincare products, exfoliating your face too often, and not applying moisturizer.
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I am suffering from oily skin and blackheads even after following a good skincare routine. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have extremely oily skin since my teenage years, and I suffer from the problem of blackheads. I have been using a face wash that is a microdermabrasion blackhead eliminator. My blackheads seem to go away when I am using this product, but my skin returns to its original condition if I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you to use Retinoids (derivative of vitamin A) if you are suffering from oily skin, and blackheads or white heads. It can either be taken orally i.e. Isotretinoin (Retinoic acid) tablets, or topical appli... Read Full »
My right cheek has swollen with painless, sticky boils. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My right cheek is swollen with boils for more than ten days. There is no pain but it feels sticky all over my face. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Our skin has many sweat and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands secret sebum which keep our skin oily. It is necessary for the integrity of the skin. But excessive secretion makes our skin oily and sticky. Often dust... Read Full »
I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily and dark skin. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily skin, despite not consuming excess fast or oily foods. My skin is too sensitive. Even after using a sunscreen powder with SPF 40, my skin is getting excessively darker after getting out. What should I do? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Take a capsule of Perfectil daily. Apply vitamin C cream at night. Continue your sunblock. Use Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. Use for two to three months. Skin will glow but do not expect white color as it will not be achieved. I hope this... Read Full »
What is the supposed oil and moisture content level, in the face?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the supposed oil content level? And moisture level in the face that will be considered as normal, low or high? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both dry skin and oily skin are considered normal as long as it is not causing any problem such as premature cellular aging, wrinkles, acne, and the likes. The amount of moisture in the skin, on the other hand, has to be enough to keep your skin hydrated. So there is n... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am facing a few issues for which I seek your help. I have oily face, but a very dry body skin. Please advise what I can do to overcome this. I stay in a joint family and as a result have to masturbate very privately most of the times. Also, most of the times I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to reply it in pointwise: Oily face is the nature of the skin. It is very difficult to cure it permanently. But, you can try the following tips. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on face. Avoid oily food, chocolate, milk products, dust and use ... Read Full »
How can I get a fairer complexion?
Query: Hello doctor, My skin is a bit oily and I had a really fair complexion but nowadays it has become dark. So please tell me a solution to get fairer complexion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can do the following for tanning. Use a very good sunscreen. The proper method of using sunscreen is to use a sun protection cream. Sunscreen or sunblock with SPF of at least 30+ daily. If you are going to be outdoors for a long time you can use SPF of 50+. The sunscr... Read Full »
I am 18 years old and have had acne for the past three years. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have oily and darker skin. I have been suffering from acne for the past three years. I have used Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, and Tretinoin creams and consulted many dermatologists. I wake up with new acne every day. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Well, first, you need to understand that acne is a common problem of your age and it is a going process due to hormonal changes and often gets aggravated by stress, fast food, and certain cosmetics. So be patient ... Read Full »
How do I manage my combination skin?
Query: Hello doctor, I am so depressed regarding my face. I have combination skin. It is dry and oily too. I am applying a petroleum jelly daily but after that, my face looks dull. No glow on face after washing with face wash. It glows but not after applying vaseline petrolium jelly. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. You have a combination skin which is a little difficult to take care of. In the morning, wash your face with Cutishine facewash and follow up with a good sunscreen like Suncros or Sunban ultra XL gel. Reapply sunscreen o... Read Full »
I am a 38-year-old female with a coin sized pimple on my face. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and I have acne and oily skin. Recently a pimple on my face started increasing in size and became big as a coin. It is painful too. I can see red as well as slight yellowish color. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and image, it is acne vulgaris (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acne usually appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate changes, dietary imbalances, genet... Read Full »
I had acne and black spots on my face. How to treat this?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the treatment for my acne and black spots, as I have oily skin? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and images provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have acne vulgaris due to excess sebum or oil secretion and post-acne hyperpigmentation or PIH (dark spots). Acne often ... Read Full »