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“How Do I Control My Oily Skin And Prevent Pimples?” : A Dermatologist Explains

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How can I control the excessive oil secretions on my face that leads to acne? Anonymous

Pimples are the worst! They hurt, pop up overnight and can be impossible to hide.

You’re right that oily skin is believed to be the most critical factor for causing acne.

But rest assured, there are a few things you can do to keep your oil at bay and control the likelihood of a breakout.

Why am I so oily… all the time!
Before we start talking about how to avoid acne, let’s chat about why oily skin causes acne.

Oily skin is caused by the overproduction of sebum by an overactive oil gland (also known as the pilosebaceous unit, which is just a fancy term for a hair follicle and its oil gland).

There are a few reasons we get acne, one being the pore of the oil gland can be blocked – this can be made worse by using certain types of makeup.

Some of our hormones during puberty drive sebum overproduction, hence acne-overload. Fun fact: anabolic steroids, typically used by bodybuilders, can trigger acne too.

Acne bacteria lives on the skin and its overgrowth around your oil glands can worsen inflammation and pus formation. This is what causes acne to hurt sometimes.

If there’s a strong history of acne in your family, there’s a good chance you might get it too.

It is also linked to medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Trust me on this, a proper skin routine is everything
As a dermatologist, I recommend cleaning your face every morning and evening. If you wear makeup, ALWAYS wipe it off before going to bed – no excuses!

Using pore-clogging oil-based makeup can worsen or cause acne. This can become worse if makeup is not thoroughly removed!

If you want to hide your acne with makeup, just be sure to use brands that contain good ingredients (I talk a bit more about this below).

A few tips to help keep your skin clear 🌟

  1. Diet: Eat a healthy balanced diet containing low glycaemic index food groups with complex carbohydrates and omega-3 fatty acids. There might be a role for oral zinc supplements. It is best to avoid sugary, processed and refined food.
  2. Make up and hair products: If you choose to wear make up, opt for mineral-based foundations, eg. La Roche Posay, Bare Minerals, Nude by Nature, Jane Iredale, Youngblood and Ultraceuticals. Wash your hair regularly with shampoo, especially if you’re using hair products and if you have oily hair or scalp. Avoid using oil-based products on your face and beware of oil-based pomades and hair wax, especially near your forehead.
  3. Regular use of a good quality broad spectrum SPF 30 and above ultralight sunscreen lotion: This reduces early onset wrinkles, pigmentation issues and in the long-term reduces your risk of developing sunspots and dangerous skin cancers.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight and embrace exercise: Not only is this good for mental health (stress can lead to acne), it also reduces levels of acne-causing hormones.

About to leave the house and still feel oily?

I recommend using a blotting paper or oil-control film when this happens. They aren’t too expensive – Target sells packs of 100 for A$5 – and can be bought at supermarkets and pharmacies.

You can also apply a thin layer of mattifying gel or a mineral-based loose powder foundation to reduce and absorb excess oil.

Some final words of advice

  1. Use oil-free and non-comedogenic cleansers, moisturizers and makeup. When picking a foundation opt for “oil free” liquid silicone (dimethicone or Cyclomethicone) matte foundations over oil foundations
  2. remember to thoroughly remove your make up with a make up remover
  3. avoid touching, picking or scratching your pimples
  4. if you feel your acne is particularly bad, make sure you see your GP or get a referral to see a dermatologist. It’s always best to get on top of your acne and reduce risk of acne scarring.
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Check Out A Man’s Unexpected Reaction After The Two Women He Was Seeing Met Up And Took A PHOTO To Make Him Sweat

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A woman has narrated how her effort to make a cheating man sweat, failed.

She said she was talking to a guy then found out he had a girlfriend. To make him pay, she said she found the girlfriend online and sent her a message. They met up and took a selfie which they posted online to let the guy know that they were on to him.

But the unbothered guy flipped it on them. Rather than be remorseful, he reshared the photo and wrote: “Both my girls looking good for real.”

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Sharing the story, the Twitter user wrote: ‘Never forget when I lived in Florida, I was talking to this guy and found out he had a gf. I found her insta, messaged her, we met up, took a selfie and posted it to fuck w him. He screenshotted the selfie and posted it on his insta and said “both my girls lookin good for real”. ‘

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She went on to share a screenshot of the guy’s Instagram story as proof

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Polish Model Goes Completely Blind After Getting Her Eyeballs Dyed Black | PHOTOS

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A Polish model has gone completely blind in one eye and rapidly failing sight in the other after a tattoo artist made an attempt to dye her eyeballs black.

25-year-old Aleksandra Sadowska from the city of Wroclaw in the west of Poland reportedly went to the tattooist to dye her eyeballs black so that she can look like rap artist Popek, who also had his eyes dyed black.

Polish model goes completely blind after getting her eyeballs dyed black (Photos)

After the bungled procedure, Aleksandra started complaining of pains in her eyes with the tattooist telling her there was no cause of alarm and then instructed her to take painkillers as it was normal.

But after losing complete sight in her right eye, doctors told the model that the damage was irreparable and that she would soon lose sight in her left eye too.

The Polish tattoo artist, Piotr A, has been arrested is now facing three years in prison for unintentionally severely disabling the woman. He has pleaded not guilty.

Polish model goes completely blind after getting her eyeballs dyed black (Photos)

During the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that the tattooist had made serious mistakes in the process, including using body ink for tattooing skin, which should not come into contact with the eye.

The woman’s lawyers told local media: ‘There is clear evidence that the tattoo artist did not know how to perform such a delicate procedure. And yet he decided to perform it which led to this tragedy.’

Polish model goes completely blind after getting her eyeballs dyed black (Photos)

Aleksandra also said: ‘Unfortunately, for now doctors do not give me much optimism for improvement. The damage is too deep and extensive. I’m afraid I will be completely blind.’

She added: ‘I will not lock myself in the basement and get depressed. I have sadness behind me, but I live on.’

Polish model goes completely blind after getting her eyeballs dyed black (Photos)

The court case is expected to start soon.

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Samsung Outdoors Galaxy S20; Reveals It Will Change The World Of Photography As It Comes With 108-Megapixel And 100x Zoom Photos For Yourself

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Samsung redesigned the camera system on all the S20 phones, tripling the sensor size to let in more light. But only the S20 Ultra has a 108-megapixel sensor, 100x AI-assisted zoom and a 40-megapixel front-facing camera.

These pictures are not touched up or edited in any way unless stated. But note that they have been processed by CNET’s content image tool — you won’t see every pixel, but you’ll hopefully see enough to give you an early idea of the S20 Ultra’s camera performance. I also tested the video camera in regular and 8K modes, but those files are huge and harder to share here.

There will be plenty of footage in the final review, though. Keep checking back for new shots!

Galaxy S20 Ultra camera specs
108-megapixel main camera: You need to select the 108-megapixel quick setting to take a super-high-resolution photo, otherwise images resolve to 12 megapixels using nona-binning, which essentially creates one super pixel out of nine individual pixels. Part of the benefit of such a high-resolution image is to get more detail when you crop into a shot.

12-megapixel wide-angle lens: Samsung enlarged the sensor, so this isn’t the same camera as on the Galaxy Note 10 or S10 phones even though it uses the same megapixels. The goal is to let in more light, for better image quality, especially in low light.

48-megapixel telephoto camera: This gets you up to 100x “space zoom,” a feature that uses AI algorithms to take shots at extreme distance. The higher the zoom, the shakier your photo will be (a monopod or tripod is key).
DepthVision camera: I didn’t go out of my way to test this yet, but it’s meant to assist with various camera modes. You can’t take individual photos from it.

40-megapixel front-facing camera: For selfies, you can choose from wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle compositions.

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