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Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
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I have super oily and acne prone skin. I use art naturals

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Hi! I have super oily and acne prone skin. I use art naturals clarifying fash wash twice a day and neutrogena lotion for combination skin morning and night. However, my skin remains super oily even 5 minutes after I wash it. What should I do?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: for a couple months. the only change is it has gotten much oilier. I also apply a retinoin gel 0.01% each night
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I also use neutrogena alcohol free toner in the morning. but nothing seems to work.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You can try benzoyl peroxide wash 5% initially daily to wash the skin.
Retinoid should be used in higher concentration. Tretinoin 0.05% for example is advised daily in the evening.
Over the counter tea tree oil can be used daily as well to treat oily skin.

Topical antibiotic ointment like erythromycin 2% or clindamycin phosphate 1% gel also should be considered to treat the problem.
Oral isotretinoin is another option for topically resistant acne and oily skin problem.
Best wishes,
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