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Skin has a wet "sheen" to it. Looks shiny, but dry. From retinoid use. Looks like plastic wrap on my skin

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some of my skin has a strange sheen to it, it looks wet and it very noticeable from afar. it glows from far away. it looks very shiny and wet but is dry to the touch, i got this from using retinoids. so how does this go away because its no normal and its very embarasing and humiliating to have thankz for your time

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Do you moisturize?

Often this "tight", shiny appearance is due to the skin being, as you said, extremely dry and smooth from the exfoliation retinoids provide.

Try adding in some moisturizer to your routine, it should help reduce the tight appearance.

I don't know what retinoid you're using, but generally the rule is to wait at least half an hour before putting moisturizer on after applying the retinoid.

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