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A 35-year-old member asked:

how can i keep from getting oily skin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oily Skin.: Egg whites are a home remedy for oily skin. Spread a whipped egg white over the skin and rinse off with warm water after it dries. This can help to tighten skin and dry acne. ** Avoid using soaps/scrubs that are overly harsh. The skin may react to those by producing more oils.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I do to reduce my oily skin?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Glycolic acid: Mattifying serums, products that contain aha (alpha-hydroxy acid), glycolic acid, retinol, tretinoin (retin-a) help to control oiliness. Also important not to overscrub or use too much toner or astringent with alcohol in attempt to remove oil--overdrying the skin triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate. Instead use cleansers containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have very thick excessive oily skin. How frequently we can do glycolic 50% peeling at home?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
GLYCOLIC PEELS: 30% glycolic acid peels can often be done every week or every two weeks depening on how the first one has reacted and how oily the skin is. I don't think i would try the 50% peel at first.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does having thick oily skin have any evolutionary benefits?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Oily skin: There are many benefits of having the oily skin, as it helps you in delaying aging. The age spots and wrinkles, occurs very late on the oily skin, and it helps you to look younger, than the others of your age.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Whhat can I use for excessively oily skin?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Oil Free, Soap Free: There is an abundance of facial cleansers for oily skin and there are many "best cleanser lists." however, an ideal facial cleanser for oily skin should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Some examples include elta facial cleanser, cetaphil for oily skin, and skinceuticals foaming cleanser.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What make-up is good for oily skin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Make up products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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