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Shiny Skin And Breakouts

Shiny skin and breakouts are very common and fortunately easy to treat. The problem of adult acne breakouts is an important one. If you are experiencing adult acne breakouts, you’ve certainly not alone!

Our patients frequently ask Dr Kormeili, “How can I be getting acne now that I have wrinkles?”

A great question! Please watch the video interview to learn more!

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Causes Of Excessively Shiny Skin

In order to best treat shiny skin, it’s important to understand more about our skin and what causes excess oil build up.

Our skin has a natural ability to make oil. This helps keep our skin moist and soft. We don’t want to get rid of this. However, sometimes our skin becomes so oily that it causes shiny skin and breakouts.

Get Rid Of Shiny Skin And Breakouts

One way to stop this excess oil production is to use retinoid (Retin-A) products. There are several that are over-the-counter. There are also prescription strength retinoids that your dermatologist can write for.

These penetrate deep into the dermis, where the hair follicle is, and get rid of the excess oil production. As a result, in a matter of weeks, you will see a noticeable difference in terms of shiny skin and breakouts.

These products also help exfoliate the skin. The get rid of the excess oil and build up that causes shiny skin and breakouts. However, it is still important to use a good moisturizer to prevent the skin from getting too dry.

You dermatologist may also recommend using a chemical peel such as a glycolic acid or lactic acid peel to help exfoliate the skin and clear up clogged pores. Even Cleopatra used milk bathes (milk contains lactic acid) to help exfoliate her skin and get that healthy glow.

Dr Kormeili is an expert in treating acne, especially in adults. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

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