Question about Oily/Acne Prone Skin Products: my skin is only oily on the t zone and its q198

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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My skin is only oily on the T-zone and its annoys me so much. I have tried various types of products but nothing has worked. What can i do?


Oiliness is a difficult problem to fix in general. People who have oily skin tend to have skin like this due to genetic factors. One advantage of oily skin however, is usually the skin tends to wrinkle less.

Roaccutane or isotretinoin is probably the gold standard in the treatment of oily skin. It tends to be used in those with severe acne, but can be used for oiliness. It does have side effects however, so the benefits and risks need to be assessed in each case.

Skin care can help the overall quality of the skin, but not reduce oiliness a lot. A regime with a topical retinoid, and exfoliant may help.


Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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