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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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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best solution for oily, shiny skin?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Use proper cleansing: Try to find a great cleanser for your specific skin as well as a good skincare line. Avoid mineral oils, and products containing petrolatum or other comedogenic ingredients in skincare formulations.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of oily shiny skin?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Use proper cleansing: Try to find a great cleanser for your specific skin as well as a good skincare line. Avoid mineral oils, and products containing petrolatum or other comedogenic ingredients in skincare formulations.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I treat overyly oily, shiny skin?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Oily skin: Many individuals are born with oily skin. Washing you face twice a day is important. Apply an astringent afterwards to reduce the pores. Use facial tissue frequently to blot out excess oil. You also use a moisturizer in powder form to absorb the oil.

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