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Posted by: Theo | 2008/01/16

Skin problem

Hi i'm a lady of age 27, i have a problem with my skin. Since when i was still a student i was having some black spot on my face i tried many things but they didn't help. Then by the year 2007 i used the pescription called Reaccutane it helps me a lot but after some months i had some pimples again and it left some black spot again and the way i know is that i don't have to use that product for more than three months. So i'm asking if maybe i can get something or is anything i can do to stop getting those black spot. And lastly i'm struggling with my oily skin i don't know what to use please can you also maybe tell me what to use to sop that oily skin.

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Hi Theo, thank you for the question.

Your best approach would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the problem areas and prescribe the appropriate treatment. My feeling is that the oily skin is the cause of your acne/pimples appearing, and the black marks that you describe are most probably caused through post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Your basic skin care regime should consist of the following:
Avoid any topical product that contains oil – only use oil free moisturizers and sunblock.
Gently wash the face with a foamy wash.
Avoid the sun as much as possible.
Never pick, squeeze, or ‘pop’ any pimples.

You should start the NeoCeutical range for oily skin (from NeoStrata) as this range has the appropriate topical regime for your skin type.

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Posted by: molly | 2009/01/22

Please help i have oily skin suddenly and i am 34 years of age? can you tell me what are the best possible products to use to go back to having flawless skin? also please send me information on getting rid of cellulite on my legs and buttocks.


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Posted by: Thandi | 2008/01/31

My skin type is so oily and i pick, squeeze and pop my pimples, and now my face have a lots of makes and spots, can someone please help me, I have no ideal what to apply on my face.

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