Good evening, Doctor. This is more so of a self esteem killer, then a serious issue. I cannot recall exactly how long I've been dealing with this, but I am more then well aware that a lot of people put up with this, as well.
I'm 17 years of age. My first issue / question:
1.) Ever since I could remember, I've had an issue with oily skin. More so in my face, then anywhere else. If I take a shower on Friday, my face will start to oil up the next day, or maybe if I'm lucky; Sunday. This issue leaves my face with a glossy look, and is disgusting to the touch, for lack of a better term. I've tried many facial exfoliates. Nothing. I still have the same results as if I never used a product to begin with.
I've gotten past my acne stage. The re-occurrence of my acne normally is biased off of what I eat and drink, which I've been closely watching. I have used Pro Active products, as well. I do not enjoy the fact that I need to use nearly six different products to resolve a single purpose. They had also left my skin feeling "slick". I discontinued my usage. What would you recommend, either as a permanent fix, or something that works gradually over time?
My second issue / question:
2.) Fr the longest time, I had sported the "long hair over-the-face" look. At the time, it seemed cool because everyone else was doing it. After a while, it had become overrated. After which, I had cut it short. One of the many problems I had endured, was the fact that my oily hair was on my face, resulting in terrible acne. After cutting my hair, it's nowhere near as bad.
Right now, I suffer from "greasy" hair. Essentially, it's the same as my face. It gets greasy, and the strands of hair group together, and it just looks and feels terrible. If I take a shower on Friday, my hair begins to lose it's buoyancy and volume the next morning. I'm sure a lot of people get greasy hair, but don't experience it until a week or two after they washed it.
I take a shower every other day, or as needed. Currently, I use TRESemmé Shampoo. The one to help the fullness and volume of my hair. Works great, overall. But I wish to fix this issue. I also suffer from dry, flaky scalp. Normally itches when I sweat, the usual. What would you recommend?
I apologize for my long post, but I had wanted to be descriptive.