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post #1 of 15
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All of a sudden my face feels sooo oily. It has never felt that way before. I can't even get through a day of work without my face feeling so gross. I don't know what's causing it. I have always had really dry skin. When I touch my face, it doesn't feel like it's oily, but I feel like I need to wash my face!! Does anyone else have this problem and how do you deal with it? It's so annoying!
post #2 of 15
Sometimes oily skin signals that your skin needs moisturizer and your body is trying to compensate by producing more oil. I'm having a weird skin experience too. I woke up last morning with what felt like hundreds of sub dermal bumps under my eyes, on my cheeks, on my nose and mid forehead. (Basically the T-zone) It just appeared overnight! So I zapped them with moisturizer that had medication and it's going down slowly but surely.
Best of wishes to you!
post #3 of 15
Have you changed the makeup type or other product that you put on your face? Sometimes your skin will just change at different points of your life - at least this is what my dermatologist told me when I went in about my scalp. Maybe you could get some of those pre-moistened face wipes to work with you so that when your face feels really oily, your can wash it.
post #4 of 15
My face went from sahara-dry to oily when I started taking the pill... do you think hormones might have anything to do with it? That and what has your weather been like, have you turned on the heat or a/c or is it really humid out?
post #5 of 15
The only time my face gets that way is when I wear glasses as opposed to contacts.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018 View Post
All of a sudden my face feels sooo oily. It has never felt that way before.
Have you recently started taking any medications aside from the daily aspirin?
post #7 of 15
Have you changed your diet at all?
post #8 of 15
What Stacy said is right on target -- I had the same problem for years and didn't understand that all my efforts to scrub clean were actually making it worse.

Adding to the list of questions: do you use fabric softener? I recently discovered that even the mildest, most hypoallergenic fabric softeners cause my skin to go berserk, so I've banned them from the house. And I double-rinse all the laundry, too, to be sure there's no detergent left in it. Might give that a try and see if it helps.
post #9 of 15
Sorry to ask this, but are you going through the change? Oil/dry skin can change then.
post #10 of 15
I've had oily skin all my life, and I've tried just about everything to help dry it up: I always feel like my face is "dirty" - Yuck!

The one good thing about it is the fact that I'm almost 50, and don't have any wrinkles! So there's something good to be said about it, anyway..

~KK~
post #11 of 15
I have oily skin and I just make sure I wash my face a lot.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
My face went from sahara-dry to oily when I started taking the pill... do you think hormones might have anything to do with it? That and what has your weather been like, have you turned on the heat or a/c or is it really humid out?
I just got off the pill a few weeks ago because I have a blood clotting factor in my blood and basically it could kill me. It almost killed me. I was on it for almost 5 years before they found that out!! Maybe it's because my hormones are out of whack since I got off the pill.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Sorry to ask this, but are you going through the change? Oil/dry skin can change then.
The change?? Are you talking about puberty? I'm 22!
post #14 of 15
Rachel, may you have such a sense of humor when the big change comes, and if you have had oily skin all your life, like me, you will look a lot younger when you get there.
post #15 of 15
Are you pregnant? I had super dry skin and i wondered why all of a sudden my skin got all oily, after miscarrying my skin went back to super-dry!

Might not be it, but its just a thought
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