The best ways to fight oily skin this summer

Maybe you tried all the treatments mentioned above and nothing worked. If so, you may want to consider seeing your doctor or dermatologist so they can prescribe medications to treat your oily skin issues.

Board-certified dermatologist Ope Ofodile, MD, tells Cosmopolitan that there are some very effective medications that can help curb your body’s oil production and even shrink your sebaceous glands. But don’t get too excited just yet – isotretinoin (better known as Accutane), which is commonly prescribed to shrink sebaceous glands and reduce oil production, has some very serious side effects, you’ll want to you may be wondering if they outweigh the benefits. You can also ask your doctor if there are low-risk medications that will work for you, such as spironolactone, which works by targeting the hormone that triggers oil production.

If you don’t want to go for the strong stuff just yet, try a supplement. Speaking to Byrdie, board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick, MD, said you should look for a supplement that contains vitamins A and B3 and zinc. These compounds each work their own magic to take care of excess oil and acne. Byrdie recommends trying the MegaFood Skin, Nails, and Hair 2 supplement.

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