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Flaky skin - February 3rd 2013, 11:06 AM

So I've always had a little bit of flaky skin but lately it's been getting worse and spreading over more of my face.

I've not changed anything in my skincare routine so I'm not really sure what could be causing it.

The problem is that my skin is OILY and flaky but most of the products for flaky skin are marketed towards dry, flaky skin.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good product to use? Or if anybody has any home remedies that work?

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Re: Flaky skin - February 7th 2013, 06:09 AM

Unfortunately, if you are using any skin products to reduce oil, these will cause flakes since they will dry your skin out. I would personally try to find a nice oil-free lotion for your skin, maybe one with an SPF for the sun. They have ones marketed towards people with oily skin, but that will help these sorts of things! You may also want to reconsider the face-washing products you are using, especially if you are using acne products since these are the worst for flaky skin.

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Re: Flaky skin - February 7th 2013, 03:27 PM

I've recently started using a moisturizer under my makeup that is made by Neutrogena. I'm not sure if that brand is available in Scotland, but I apply it lightly after washing my face, and I haven't noticed an increase in oil.

I'd suggest washing your face only at night, with only water (and tea tree oil, if you can find it) using your hands. If you feel this isn't getting all the grime of daily life off, maybe alternate days between that and a light wash that is water-soluble. For people with dry skin, it is recommended that you wash your face only once a day. If you shower and night but wake up with oily skin, try doing just a water rinse in the morning. Don't use scrubs! If you really feel you must, limit it to once a week or so.

And last but not least: see a dermatologist! They could prescribe you a medication or suggest particular products that might work well with your skin type.

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Re: Flaky skin - February 7th 2013, 03:57 PM

Thanks guys! I never really use any facial washes etc. I've always just used warm water

I'll try and find an oil free lotion and see if this helps at all. If not, I'll ask if my doctor can refer me to the dermatologist.

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