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as in:  treat with an astringent

I use an astringent where my skin is oily.
  a drug that causes contraction of body tissues — especially topically
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astringent astringency astringents
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  • I use an astringent where my skin is oily.
  • ...cold, salty water is Mother Nature’s best astringent.
    Kathy Howard
  • He smelled astringents, strange chemicals.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • astringent cosmetic lotions

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  • The extreme sharpness of the air acted on his nerves like an astringent, and braced them swiftly.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Tales and Fantasies
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Associated words [difficulty]:   astringent [8]
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