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Shiny skin can be a nuisance. And when you try to alleviate the problem — “Maybe I just need to wash my face again?” — you can unknowingly aggravate already irritated skin.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to figure out what’s giving your face a little bit of extra shine. And that makes figuring out how to fix it a little bit more difficult, too.
The good news is, the oil that causes shine isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a perfectly healthy part of your skin’s barrier.
But sometimes, the environment, the products you use, and even your hormones can throw off your skin’s natural balance.
Here’s what exactly shiny skin is, plus how to manage the shine no matter what’s