help for skin disorder called sebaceous hyperplasia
I am a 54 year old woman who has been diagnosed with a skin disorder called sebaceous hyperplasia. I have been searching endlessly online for some answers to this skin problem. I have had very clear, nice skin my entire life (no acne, pimples, but my skin has always been oily). I used for most of my adult life a castille soap with olive oil in it up until I was about 44 or 45 years old. My face did start to break out at that time perhaps due to very stressful, tramatic events that took place all within a year for me. So I switched my cleansing routine to Proactiv Solution (ordered for my teenage daughter). It cleared up my face and I never had any burning or drying effects with it. Now I'm concerned -not sure that was a good idea, could using that product for almost 10 years have caused damage to my skin? I also went thru menopause around the age of 50.. Doctors told me this skin disorder happens usually in mid 50 or 60's as you get older, mostly in men but women have it also. No known cause for it. I never heard of it before this diagnosis. say it runs in families also, but no one in my family that I'm aware of had or has this. At first I started out with one, now they are appearing more and more. Can anyone help me with this? besides freezing (which I tried but they always came back).. I am trying to stop using Proactiv and go to a more natural cleansing product- not sure if that will cause more skin problems or not. I really would like to find a safe treatment for this that actually works!
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