If you asked most people what the most common skin condition for teenagers is, they would probably say acne.  While acne is definitely a big problem there are actually other skin conditions that are common ailments for teenagers as well.  One of these, that can be related to acne, but that can also stand as a condition on its own, is oily skin.

Some teenagers have oily skin by itself, without any manifestation of acne.  Products with alcohol work well to help with oily skin. An oil inhibitor like OC 8 can help.  If no over-the-counter products seem to do the trick, you can have a professional laser treatment done.  Certainly, you’d need to consult with a trained professional like Dr. Lawrence Jaeger of Larchmont, New York.

One thing you don’t want to do with oily skin, however, is to wash too often.  Rather, use a gentle cleanser and wash no more than twice a day.