Why do users of retinoid creams have shiny faces?
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Retinoids and oily skin
Thank you for your question. The nature of retinoids is to gently exfoliate the skin to remove comedones (whiteheads and blackheads). In doing so, the medication can cause some dryness and peeling. The skin wants to maintain balance, so when the skin gets dry, it produces more oils to compensate. I recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist regarding retinoid therapy. Take care and good luck.
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