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    Default Greasy Heavy Feeling in Face

    It's hard to explain but I always have a greasy heavy feeling in my face...especially in the upper part of my face (eyelids, forehead, and sides of my head). I've tried all the standard topical treatments, and they all make my face burn and turn more red. I've also tried supplements with no relief.

    Can anyone with similar symptoms give me some advice on what to do?

    Thanks.

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    You're probably going to have to describe it a bit more. Its difficult to get a latch on what you mean. Is the skin visibly very oily?

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    Yes...skin is visibly oily and I have to wipe my face throughout the day to get rid of the oil. Yet certain areas of my face (I have a moustache and beard) are dry and flaky.

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    Do you have rosacea?

    I have the same combination of oil and flakiness. I've been trying to pin down the cause for years. The most likely thing, to me, seems to be that the inflammation from the rosacea is responsible - its kind of natural to see how it might be.

    For a time I thought it could be lack of sunlight - which can apparently result in both flakiness and oiliness. Or possibly some hormone imbalance, which likewise can result in both. Or - I think my problem began when I stopped smoking, so I've tried to think how it might connect. These are all ongoing musings.

    No real joy so far.

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