The Grooming Doctor

Why Do I Get a Shiny Face?

Dr Tom Mammone, Executive Director of Research & Development, Clinique explains:

"Men's skin tends to be more oil-rich because the male hormone is responsible for turning on oil-producing sebaceous glands.

"These can then become overactive and produce more than is needed, giving the skin a shiny appearance. Keep your skin clean, and maintain a basic routine: cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising twice a day is just as important for men as for women.

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"Follow with products that help control the shine, such as Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Oil Control Hydrator, which instantly absorbs oil for a smoother, more matte look. Pores are kept cleaner, clearer, and less clogged through exfoliating out the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that enlarge their size."