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I am a 22 years old male.

My problem is that my skin is too oily and becomes dull & oily just after an hour or two. Thats why I have to wash my face quite frequently each day.

Currently I am not using any kind of skincare and use soap to wash my face. I wash my face at least 10-12 times a day.


When I remain at home my skin looks good for 2-3 hours. But when I am outside my skin becomes oily & dull in just an hour.


Please help me out of this problem
 

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You are causing your skin's oiliness yourself. The fact that you wash your face 10 times dries you skin. Your skin then needs to overcompensate and starts to produce more oil. You need to stop washing your face this much. Just wash twice a day. If you still have oiliness blot it off with a towel. Don't use soap since that will also dry your skin out. Use a proper face wash.
 

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It sounds like you might also be heavily influenced by daily stress (i.e. traveling, work, school, communicating). The fact that you said your skin is fine at home (where you are probably more relaxed) made me think of this. Oil glands can be stimulated by stressors big and small.

Along with Freddy's recommendation (yeah man 10-12x a day is harsh for your skin!), I recommend finding something to ease stress when your out, like listening to some music of your choice during a break, or finding somewhere to take a 15 minute walk or even a nap. This will settle your nervous system, therefore settling your oil glands.
 

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See how he's from Pakistan, I think that when he goes out it's actually heat and sweat that make him look oily.
 

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Some people respond worse to those conditions to other though. I know I used to be like that. I would just step outside in the summer and I'd start to sweat and get oily skin. Now it's not like that anymore.
 

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It sounds like you might also be heavily influenced by daily stress (i.e. traveling, work, school, communicating). The fact that you said your skin is fine at home (where you are probably more relaxed) made me think of this. Oil glands can be stimulated by stressors big and small.
Yes maybe its because of stress and pollution out there. Here in Pakistan there is a lot of car pollution.
 

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You're going to have to tough it out for a while with the oily skin as you'll need to downregulate production of oil by not washing as much.

Check the link that I sent you for recommendations.
 

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You're going to have to tough it out for a while with the oily skin as you'll need to downregulate production of oil by not washing as much.

Check the link that I sent you for recommendations.
Reading instructions. Anyhow thanks for so much help
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by Freddy

and read this...

skincaretalk.com/basic-skin-care/1412-freddys-skin-care-blog-7.html


Freddy the products you mentioned I think that they are not available here,

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Face
Biore Cooling Cleanser with 2% SA
Vichy Homme Sensi-Baume Ca as Moisturizer
Biotherm Sun SPF 50 Multi-Protection Sun Cream

Body
Life Essentials Vitamin E Gel
Hawaiian Tropic SPF 30

Night
Face
Biore Cooling Cleanser with 2% SA
Biore Cooling Exfoliant with 2% SA
Vichy Homme Sensi-Baume Ca as Moisturizer


The following product range is however available here,

Nivea
Garnier
Clean & clear, and some others.


Can you recommend me from the above???
 

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salaam bhai..
m frm india..22yr old female..
i faced the same prob since my teenage.. while outdoors..all the people arond looked fresh but only my skin poured lots of sweat n oil!! aftr two such yrs ..i started developin acne.. real cystic acne!!
now that u stayy in pakistan.. can u go homeopathy?
coz..i tried a lotttt of treatments.. nothin seemed to help me with the oilyness..
but after around one year of treatment.. i hav started to develop a normal less oily skin.. basic skin care will help you for sure.. say mild oil controllin facewash.. eatin less of meat n fried stuff but more of fresh fruits.. vitamin supplements.. good. n mild cleansing.. nice rest.. meditation.. jojoba oil etc
 

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I'd recommend the oil cleansing method, which you can make yourself. Using soap on your face is a no-no. The OCM will help balance out the oils and bring your pH back into balance.
 

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Freddy the products you mentioned I think that they are not available here,



The following product range is however available here,

Nivea
Garnier
Clean & clear, and some others.


Can you recommend me from the above???
Maybe you haven't look farther enough. Have you already took a peek to the pharmacies in Pakistan?
 

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Washing you face with soap makes the skin's glands produce more oil. Use a mild cleanser. My sister has oily face and she is happy with the aubrey organics oily line. I have not used it though, I have dry skin.

Do this once or twice a week:
-Clean your face with mild cleanser
-Exfoliate (you can try the aspirin mask for this)
-Apply a green clay mask for twenty minutes (clay powder + water + some lemon drops or tea tree drops).
- Tone your skin
- Use a light moisturizer.
 
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