Oily Skin Treatment

Proper skin care is the key to effectively managing oily skin. It’s important to find skin care products that are specially designed for oily skin types. Look for oil-free moisturizers, cleansers and sunscreens.

Toners can offer short-term benefit in reducing and removing oil from the skin. Isotretinoin is approved for the treatment of acne and is the only drug that can permanently reduce the quantity of oil production by curving sebaceous activity.

In women testosterone receptor blockers such as spironolactone and cyproterone acetate can be effective for as long as the drug is being taken. Some birth control pills may also reduce the amount of oil produced in the skin.