Oily Face

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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How to manage itchy acne on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itchy acne on my face due to dehydrated oily skin. I feel like my face is really sensitive and reddish. The face is always tight about, past two weeks it became more sensitive and itchy, especially on my chin and forehead.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Are you using any medication right now? Avoid dairy products bedtime, and avoid hand pricking. I will suggest a prescription. Start using it right now and review it after 15 days if there is no improve...  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 »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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...  Read Full »

Is oily face more prone to acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager and I noticed that my face and hair typically gather quite a bit of oil and thus my face can develop quite a bit of acne. Is there any recommendations or a way to send a photo? Below my chin has quite a bit as well as the right side of my chin. These are my main areas ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a few acne on the cheek and neck. But about the neck and chin lesions, these are not the only acne. As I noticed you have some kind of rashes also over these areas...  Read Full »

What can cause overly oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat, and thrush?

Query: Hello. Does having low (and high) blood levels have anything to do with overly oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat and thrush? I've been feeling these symptoms for 3 months and I can't take it anymore. I'm getting a blood test done this week; which levels should I particularly make sure are ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! There could be multiple factors involved over here as a result of which these symptoms are occurring. I would recommend you to perform the following tests mentioned below Complete blood count Hba1c Serum electrolytes Liver function tests Kidney function tests. Urine routine Viral marke...  Read Full »

Will shaving the underarm help in darkness and sweating?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is both my underarms are black in color and has a bad smell when it sweats. I did not use any medicine for underarm before. My Face is in oily type with acne spots marks. I have consulted you and you suggested me to use Yaclin facewash, Benzoyl peroxide, AC-N, for acne and ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be great if you could send pictures of your face and axilla to assess the severity. Anyway, start on tablet Azithral 250 twice a day for three days a week for three weeks. Apply Clindoxyl gel to the acne spots once a day for three hours only for two weeks. For...  Read Full »

How to treat acne and drak spots in oily skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and oily skin with very bad acne scars and dark spots all over the face. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible provide me photographs of the affected areas which will help me for better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan. Photographs are required for diagnosis purpose because the treatment given without proper diagnosis can be less helpful o...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best treatment for clogged pores.

Query: Hi doctor, Can dead skin and excessive sebum buildup cause itchy skin? If so then what is the most effective treatment for clogged pores?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have excess sebum then you can develop acne or seborrheic dermatitis,which can cause itching.The best way to remove excess of sebum is steaming your face which not only open your closed pores but also reduce the chance of acne and other skin disease.You should do f...  Read Full »

How to overcome oily face?

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 »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

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 sunscree...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oily skin with acne and acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne and oily skin for the past four years. It comes as hereditary. It leaves spots, scars, and holes on face. This problem appears majorly in humid weather conditions. I am currently on homeopathic treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne or pimples is a very common condition seen in the teenage years and early twenties due to the hormonal changes occurring in your body. There is no need to worry about it. Even if it does reduce, the chances are that you may get another bout of acne over your fac...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe acne on cheeks and jawline?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are well. I am 25 years old, and I suffer from severe acne, especially on my cheeks and jawline. I have very oily skin, maybe that is the reason. Can you help me build a face routine that will rid me of acne and help me get rid of the acne scars? I really hope that you can hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Please send...  Read Full »

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