Oily Skin and Oily Hair
What can be done to prevent the symptom?
Many times, oily skin and hair cannot be prevented. The condition
is often part of puberty and goes away when the person becomes an adult and
hormone levels change. Recommended ways to reduce the amount of oil on the skin
and hair include the following:
shampoo hair daily
avoid vigorous or overly frequent hairbrushing
wash the face several times a day with a mild soap and water, then pat dry
with a towel
use premoistened disposable cleansing pads to wipe
excess oil from the face when away from home
consider using absorbent disposable paper that soaks up excess oil
avoid makeup whenever possible
wear only water-based, noncomedogenic makeup which doesn't block pores
avoid oil-based makeup such as creams
remove all makeup before going to bed
What are the long-term effects of the symptom?
There are no serious long-term effects, although oily skin may be associated
What are the risks to others?
Oily skin and hair are not contagious and pose no risk to others.