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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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ughh yeah i know what you're talking about. i hate that look. that happens to me at night after i put my stuff on.

i guess the best way to fix this problem is to use less of the product and put moisturizer over after everything else has dried.

at least that's what i do.

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But mine doesn't go away it is permanent. will this ever go away should i keep using a retinoid or stop

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Guest jff1986

Thank you for reminding me why not go back on retin-a lol. How long have you been using it?

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i stopped using retinoids years ago. i've had this issue ever since, its like my skin is reflective its quite humiliating to say the least.

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i've been using evoclin and benzoyl peroxide and the same is happening to me. my skin is really clearing up but i have the wet sheen that makes it look oily throughout the day..and it's actually really dry. i hate it.

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i use ziana which has tretinoin in it which is a retinoid and this does not happen to me at all.

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