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Oily and uneven skin. Mild tinea versicolor condition all over body. How do u get a healthy skin?

Hi I m 17 years old, and (African American female) and ever since puberty , my skin has become pretty oily. I don t know if it has anything to do with what I m about to tell you, but lately I ve noticed that my skin tone is a lot more uneven.I haven t gotten a chance to go to the dermatologist , but I ve come to the conclusion that I may have a mild tinea versicolor condition all over my body and a bit on my face. I now this can be treated with dandruff shampoo but I m not sure what to do about my face. I ve continued using neutrogena s salycic acid cleanser (even though I don t have any severe acne issues just a few pimples at certain times). It just helps keep my face clean. but I don t know if this is enough. I really don t want to be prescribed a bunch of creams and ointments that will not work. we just don t have the money for that. But I m really getting self conscious about my skin. And I m now notcing little black dots, I m guessing they re just blackheads but it snot necessarily a pimple. It could alos be little beauty marks forming, because my mother and gradmother have many mole and such. And I also notciced more closely that a sudden mole (looks harmless) had formed surrounded by splotchy lighter skin, which i now know is halo nevus (thanks to google). I think I ve notcied it n my back as well.and I no that treatment is not necessary unless it seems cancerous, but now I m just really self conscious about my skin. I look at some other girls my age, and there skin looks pretty good, considering our teens years and all those hormonla imbalances. I m just very frustrated, b/c even though other people aren t notcing it, I m kind of getting a bit depressed by my skin. Thre;s only so much makeup can do. I want healthy natural skin. Is thre anything I can do until I get a chance to see a doctor about this? I really don t want to slow my life down, b/c of skin insecurities, I m already stressed about school already. I really want to get out and have fun this summer, not stay home and feel sorry for my self. Please help!!! thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Hi .according to description .it indicates that it is sensitive skin.use cetaphil cleansing lotion twice daily for bath.use of vitamin c and vitamin e supplementation daily can cure ur oiliness of whole body.avoid spicy food and non vegetarian food until ur skin becomes normal.take lot of fruits daily.yes antidandruff shampoo can be used to treat tinea versicolor lesions
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