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Hi, I am an 18 year old male and three years ago my doctor prescribed me with differin for my acne. I stopped using it because it wasnt working. My skin was perfectly balanced before but after using differin it started geting oily and greasy. I am currently on epiduo and that has helped a little but i still get an oily face. I have been using epiduo for 2 months and follow the same routine every day of washing with cetaphil gentle cleanser morning and night and then put the epiduo on at night after i wash. I was wondering what i should do to make my skin go back to the balanced skin i had before using the differin?
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Hello,
In oily skin, the oil producing sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more oil than is needed. The oil oozes and gives the skin a greasy shine. It can be caused by heredity, diet, hormone levels, pregnancy, birth control pills and hot and humid weather. Oily skin needs special cleansing with plenty of hot water and soap to prevent the pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness. They can cause a reaction known as reactive seborrhoea, where the oil glands work overtime to compensate for the loss of natural oils.

Avoid skincare products that leave your skin feeling taut and dehydrated. You can use cetaphil and make sure that the rest of the times you wash your face with fresh water. Avoid heavy greasy moisturizers and take a diet rich in proteins but restricted in sugar, fluids and salt. Drink plenty of quality water to keep the skin hydrated and flush out toxins.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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