KT (katyism) wrote in thequestionclub,

I've never been one to pay much attention to facial skin care until now. I'm 25 and I am still not sure what "skin type" I have.

My face is pale white combined with red and blotchy areas, but they aren't zits. They're just red spots that get redder if I'm too cold or too hot. I have sunken-in eye syndrome with deep gray bags under my eyes all the time. The skin is always really dry and flaky on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. It's really oily on my nose.

I've tried using "combination skin" products and products for dry skin only, but they don't help much. The dry skin extra-moisturizing products cause pimples AND dry flakes later on. The combo skin products don't do anything for the dry skin and flaky areas although they work OK for the oily parts. My skin just starts flaking off again after a while too. I've tried peel off masks and exfoliating the flaky parts. I've tried leaving it alone and only washing with water and not putting on any kind of toner or moisturizer. Nothing seems to solve the problems... and it makes me look like a leper when I go out in public because my face looks like it belongs to an old lady and a zitty teenager at once.

So the question is what should I be using to a) even out the skin tone and get rid of the red blotchiness (it's not the same thing as rosacea) b) stop the dry flakes from appearing so often c) get rid of the eye bags?
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