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What could lead to really oily/shiny skin?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Oil glands: Oil glands are in the dermal layer of skin. When they are inflamed your skin becomes oily and shiny. Acne can occur quite often in this circumstance as well. Inflamed oil glands are caused by stress, lack of sleep, hormones , and genetic predisposition.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done for oily, shiny skin?

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Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
Topical Treatments: Having oily skin is not necessarily a bad thing, as many of the oils are there for the reason. Skin oils protect our skin agains the outside environment, infectious agents, and damaging sun rays. Nevertheless, the amount of the oil secretion may be reduced by retinols and retinoids, use of which should be managed by a dermatologist.

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