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Do you know how to take care of your skin?


If you have oily skin, that waxy substance that makes your face shine, triggers breakouts and causes your makeup to run is sebum. Everyone's skin produces sebum, but what exactly is it, and what does it do?

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Oily Skin Overview

Oily skin is prone to acne and tends to have a constant sheen. Although you can't shrink your pores or prevent your skin from secreting oil, there are ways you can control your oily skin.

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