I hope somebody can help me with a complexion problem I've had for over 6 years.
I suffer from a horrible case of constant excess oil (sebum) on my face. And I believe the cause of this is because when I was in my teenage years, I used to torture my skin with very harsh cleansing products while scrubbing my face really hard with a cleansing pad, in attempt to deep clean my pores and prevent pimples. And unfortunately, that stupidity has completely thrown my skin's natural mosturizing system out of balance, and thus I now suffer from extremely overactive sebaceous glands.
I'm almost 24, and I've been suffering through this hell for around 6-7 years. I don't have bad acne at all, other than a couple blackheads here and there, but my skin is just so greasy looking and so uncomfortable. I can't seem to find anything that'll slow my sebaceous glands down and thus reduce all the excess oil that tortures me on a daily basis.
I wash my face twice a day with a mild cleanser, and after I wash it my skin feels really tight and dehydrated for a few hours...However, within no more than 5 minutes after cleansing, I already begin to see the oil making its way to my skin's surface in the T-zone. And by the end of the day my entire face is greasy and absolutely disgusting.
So I start the day with tight dehydrated surface skin, and end the day with skin that looks like it has been soaked in olive oil.
A couple months ago I started using those oil wipes to blot the excess oil off my face, they're a lot of help, but i'm sick of having to go to the bathroom every hour to wipe my face off.
I just wish I could find something that would restore my skin's natural balance and thus stop my sebaceous glands from being overactive and producing so much excess oil.
Somebody please help me before I go bonkers.
Thanks! I appreciate any tips.