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Does having thick oily skin have any evolutionary benefits?

Does having thick oily skin have any evolutionary benefits?

It must...: ...Or it would not have survived the evolution process. More precisely, it probably did impart an evolutionary advantage at some point in the history of homo sapiens. We may have outgrown it, or it may still be protecting us from something yet to be discovered. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, ...Read more


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Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want to attempt changing that. A salicylic gel or base is probably the most helpful but apply sparingly at night, starting with a couple of times per week, increasing nightly. Use a very gentle cleanser specifically for the face (not for oily skin). ...Read more

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

Weekly: A 50% glycolic peel is fairly safe to perform weekly. Be cautious not to leave the agent in contact with the skin too long as burning and flakiness/peeling of the skin may result. ...Read more

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After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin. ?

After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin. ?

It could be: I am not sure i completely understand your question but, from your description, if you are exfoliating and using tretinoin crew, simultaneously, it is possible that the two have become mixed. ...Read more

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How to stop oily skin?

You can decrease: oil secretions by using toners or astringents on a daily basis ...Read more

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How can I reduce oily skin?

How can I reduce oily skin?

Gentle cleanser: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Which is best for oily skin?

Which is best  for oily skin?

RetinA: Use a retina cream, get ipl, microderm abrasion and check your estrogen testosterone levels. Ipl is explained on robertkellermd.Com. ...Read more

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How can you treat my oily skin?

How can you treat my oily skin?

Can try these: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/treating/oily-skin-treatments.htm.

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Tips for dealing with oily skin?

Sure: Here's a link to the top 10 Tips for cleansing Oily Skin. http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/cleansing/tips/10-tips-for-cleansing-oily-skin.htm ...Read more

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What can I do to remove oily skin?

What can I do to remove oily skin?

Try this: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/problems/treating/oily-skin-treatments.htm.

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