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    57 years old and I still have acne & very oily skin!
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    auntiec57 posted:
    NOW WHAT????? I have tried every product known to women, seen on TV, internet, etc. and nothing has worked long-term. I have fair skin, large pores and the oil just seeps out of those pores constantly. Any suggestions for getting rid of the oily skin? I'm sure the adult acne is related to my skin being so oily and it's getting more difficult to cover my pimples with makeup. I use a mineral makeup line, but when you have a pimple the size of a dime it's a challenge. HELP!!!!
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    lena60 responded:
    I know just what you mean! I am 60 years old and I have "greasy" skin especially on the t-zone area. I thought this would be better by now. If we can put a man on the moon why can't we control (eliminate) oily skin. With all the breakthroughs in modern medicine, I would think oily skin would be simple to handle. Someone please help!!!
     
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    David A Colbert, MD responded:
    Dear Auntiec57,

    There are many other options for oily skin and large pores that include prescription medications, laser, and light treatments. It would also be good for you to confirm with a dermatologist that what you have is actually acne and not rosacea, considering that you have mentioned your skin type as "fair" and rosacea is more common in those with type 1 skin.

    Products that can help dry out your skin (and help with acne) include retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic and sulfur based medications. Additionally photodynamic light therapy is an option. For pore size, a laser such as fraxel would be a good option.


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