|dry flaky skin
||[Jul. 5th, 2005|08:01 pm]
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So my previously oily/combination face skin decided to turn into dry, flaky skin now that I'm getting old. Actually who knows why it's happening, but it is. It's even dry on my lips and nose.|
When I wash my face and dry it with the soaps I've tried, it just comes out dryer, tighter, and with more flakes of skin. I have tried exfoliating soap, scrubs, peel off masques, and I even sanded down my entire face with a pumice stone to get rid of the flakes at the very least. It didn't help. I just had bigger, flakier, dryer flakes and on top of that the skin on my face was extremely red and irritated and burning. I have sensitive skin. I don't see how I can painlessly get rid of these awful patches of dead skin without exfoliating painfully.
Today I stopped into Bath & Body works, and got this face soap that's specifically meant for extra dry skin and isn't supposed to leave your face all tight. I also got moisturizer, since that's the only thing that makes the flakes disappear (but not for long, until my face dries out again and I have to reapply.) I'm gonna try it out when I shower tomorrow morning. But I didn't see any products there that are exfoliants or anything. It's my first purchase from such a store. Normally I get all my face stuff from the drugstore, using Olay products mostly.
What should I use on my face to a) moisturize it, b) get the dead skin flakes gone for GOOD, and c) not make my face red and irritated the whole day afterward?