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    Old 10-17-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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    Post extremely oily skin! need help !!!!

    im soo sick of having such a shiny face. What should i do??? I hate having to use those blotting sheets every 2 hours. Thanx for any replies

     
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    Old 10-18-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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    I know this isn't the answer you're looking for but I"m going through the same thing and here is what you do: Keep on shinging like the damn stars in the sky!!!!!!!!!!

    My doctor started me on Accutane. he says it gets rid of all the oil production. I will be starting it next week so I don't know if it work sor nto.

     
    Old 10-18-2003, 08:28 AM   #3
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    GOOD LUCK with the Accutane cause you are in for a real surprise "It is great " Your lucky too without insurnce that stuff costed me five hundred dollars But boy was it worth it and yes it takes out that oil trust me mine was like sticking my face in a frying pan full of grease and it only took a month to clear up twelve years of cystic acne and helped scars. I am in my mid twentys soo embarrassing.

    Anyway arnt the girls going for that shiney dewy look now.
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    Old 10-18-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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    soo accutaine is the only thing that gunna work ?? ok then i might havta try it... let me know wat happens queen toof. thanku ppl for replying

     
    Old 10-18-2003, 03:14 PM   #5
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    I heard people HAVE had success with Vitamin B5......Give it a whirl I think they sell it at GNC and online...........im going to try B5 also

     
    Old 10-18-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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    heres some stuff that good at decreasing DHT which in turn decreases sebum production:

    i dont know if these will work but its worth a shot?

    TOPICAL:
    Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia)
    Aldactone (Spironolactone)
    Azelex (Azeliac Acid)
    Retiniods-
    RetinA (Tretinoin...13-cis retinoic acid)
    Tazorac (Tazoratene)
    Differin (Adapalene, retinoid mimicer)
    Vitamin A (Retinol)


    ORAL
    Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia)
    Aldactone (Spironolactone)
    Avodart (Dutasteride)
    Flutamide (Eulexin, Drogenil)
    Diane 35 - (contains cyproterone acetate)
    Accutane (Isotretinoin...13-cis retinoic acid)


    NATURAL ALTERNATIVES (topical and/or oral):
    Zinc (must be used with B6)
    Nettle/Pygeum
    Beta SitoSterol
    Vitamin A (requires other vitamins and minerals)
    EFAs Blend (Essential Fatty Acids - Fish Oils, Omega 3-6-9)
    NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine)
    D-Chiro Inositol (formed from Lecithin, or inositol)
    NPC (natural progesterone cream)
    Vitex (chaste berry herb, NPC is made from this)
    Saw Palmetto (DHT inhibitor)
    ALA (alpha lipoic acid) / Chromium GTF
    Digestive Enzymes / Fiber / Probiotics
    Low Carbohydrate Dieting (Insulin Resistance Diet, Atkins, Blood Type, Anti-candida diets, etc)


    o yea, im a guy and i know some of these arent meant for girls and vice versa, so you better check with a doctor if u plan on starting any of these

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    Old 10-18-2003, 05:11 PM   #7
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    I will be sure to let you know. My doctor told me to wait for my peroid to start and then come take a blood test. once he receives the results he will call me and tell me when I can start taking it. This will be in the next week or so so I'll let you know when I notice the results.

    Wow...someone mentioned they paid $500.00 for Accutane...I thought $200 was bad. I live in Canada. 80% of the cost is paid with the drug plan I have though.

     
    Old 10-18-2003, 06:33 PM   #8
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    I have extremely oily skin, but am able to keep the shine down most of the day by using a salycilic acid toner followed by a benzoyl peroxide cream 2x a day (before putting on makeup in the morning and right before going to bed at night).

    I've never tried any of the prescription medications, but only because I didn't need to go that far.

    Good luck!

     
    Old 10-19-2003, 10:22 AM   #9
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    I HIGHLY recommend you try Vitamin B5...........my oil production has decreased dramtically in only 1 week.....

    Usually at lunch time my skin would be all slicked up but I can now go through my whole work day without a build up of oil

    And my acne is gone now.....I'm using:

    -Retin-A (night time)
    -Multi vitamin
    -B-50 complex
    -zinc
    -Vitamin B5
    -mild acne cleanser 3 times a day

    my results have been incredible....in another week you won't even know I had a moderate acne problem

     
    Old 10-19-2003, 04:33 PM   #10
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    try using Milk of Magnesia as a mask after washing and toning(if you do).. it dries fast, so essentially you could do it after the shower while you were dressing, then wash it off b4 you go.. it dries me up all night, so i dont do it often.. usually only after i steam..

    how much B5 are you taking to see a reduction in oil? i was taking 3grams a day and think i will stop since i am still pretty oily.. my skin had pretty much stopped breaking out due to OTC Lo (i think), cutting out coffee, eating 5 servings of fresh fruit and veggies daily, and cutting out dairy products..

    thanks for responding..!


     
    Old 10-19-2003, 05:58 PM   #11
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    3 grams is not enough..........I'm taking 10 grams a day

     
    Old 10-19-2003, 06:43 PM   #12
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    thats a great list chicane!there r some heavy hitters on that list.i got saw palmetto in the vitimin section of my local walmart ans its pretty cheep.

     
    Old 10-22-2003, 07:57 PM   #13
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    Quote:
    Originally posted by sleeptweedledee:
    GOOD LUCK with the Accutane cause you are in for a real surprise "It is great " Your lucky too without insurnce that stuff costed me five hundred dollars But boy was it worth it and yes it takes out that oil trust me mine was like sticking my face in a frying pan full of grease and it only took a month to clear up twelve years of cystic acne and helped scars. I am in my mid twentys soo embarrassing.

    Anyway arnt the girls going for that shiney dewy look now.
    I am really wanting to go on accutane, but I have no insurance, how did it only cost $500. Was that the total or per month. I would love to know.

    Thanks


     
    Old 10-23-2003, 03:01 AM   #14
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    Try using an astringent during the day (toner)

     
    Old 10-23-2003, 07:44 PM   #15
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    Accutane is great. The oil will be gone. Also the moisture from your eyes and lips as well. I used Blixtex in the pot on my lips that really helped.

    Instead of those expensive and tiny blotting sheets, try regular white tissue paper, like you use to put inside a wrapped gift. It works great.



     
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