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Sudden oily skin and hair
Larissa_1985 posted:
I need suggestions as to what this may be. About two weeks ago I noticed a break out of acne on my forehead, I tried taking care of it with facial wash and astringent, but it's going nowhere. After about a week , I noticed my hair is very oily, so the point where I have to wear it in a pony tail because it looks like I haven't washed it. I shampoo and condition my hair every day, I've even skipped conditioning it and it's still oily. I've never had a problem like this before, not even when I was going through puberty. The only time I can think of that I had a onset of acne, was when I was first pregnant, and I've ruled that out with a home pregnancy test. I understand that it can possibly be hormones, but I'm breastfeeding, so I'm not getting a menstruation cycle, so hormones shouldn't be a issue. I have no idea whats going on and I can't find any information on the web, any help,suggestions or advice would be great. I'm starting to freak out a little. Thanks in advance.
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi there,

Acne and an oily scalp can occur at any age. When you are breastfeeding your hormones could still be adjusting and so I would ask that you see your doctor for help. OTC acne medications may help with your skin but check with your doctor first. Try using hair care products that don't contain oil or silicone products to see if that helps.

- Annie
pleg1984 responded:
did you by chance start using a new conditioner? Remember when rinsing it out to make sure you get it all off of your face while in the shower when it goes running down from your hair. I'd get a volumizing conditioner instead of a moisturizing one, if that doesn't work you can put baby powder in your hair to absorb any extra oil.

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