Its like without hair my skin has gotten so much greasier. I'm not really getting zits. I'm getting bumps all over my face blackheads and comedones. On my cheeks, chin and in little clusters under my jaw. I have never had skin this bad and I'm wondering if it has something to do with all of my hair falling out. I have always thought that the bald spots I had felt oilier then the rest of my skin but now that I have lost all my hair my skin has just felt so much greasier and its clogging my pores, so bad and I cant seam to get it to go away. Anybody else noticed this or have any advice of something to try to make it go away. Without hair isn't that bad but not hair and bad skin is driving me crazy.
Definitely see your dermatologist. It could be Rosacea and you could easily clear that up in its early stages by taking a low dose antibiotic. I take the antibiotic on and off when I get break outs. Rosacea can manifest itself as something that looks a lot like acne...but it is not due to clogged pores or grease. Good luck.
I thought I was the only one! I have AA and my skin has gotten so bad too. I am trying coconut oil and it has improved my skin and it stops the burning on my scalp, too.
I have this same problem! I too never had any issues with my skin until I started with AA. I was diagnosed in 2011 and have now lost all of my hair on my head, my eyebrows are 95% gone and the hair over the rest of my body is thinning or not there either :(
I have tried different cleansers and nothing has worked.
If you find any answers please let me know!
It sounds like you have a doctor that thinks outside the box which is very good. I've been watching a show hosted by Doug Kaufmann and he believes that so much disease is caused by an internal fungus and the many antibiotics that people take, further exacerbates our problems. Deep down inside, I feel that my own autoimmune problems were triggered by this very thing. I hope things go well for you and I am very encouraged by your post.
Thank you for sharing what you've been through