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Is oily skin inherited?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Oily skin seems to be a physical trait inherited from your parents. Teenagers often have oily skin, though this problem can affect adults, too. Contrary to what many people believe, eating certain foods does not cause skin to become oily. Washing your face regularly with a cleanser that is noncomdeogenic (meaning it won't clog pores) can help control oily skin. 

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