Post # 1
I usually have a combination skin, no acne or skin issues, but my cheeks have been really acting up lately. For some reason, I think the skin on my cheeks are really thin / sensitive. I exfoliate once a week, which was always fine, and I know I’m never too abrasive or harsh with it. But the past few weeks, my cheeks are super dry and flaky, and when i go to the gym, the sweat literally burns my cheeks and I get a mild rash after. I live in Vancouver BC, so the weather here isn’t harsh, its wet and rainy, some days colder than others, but no blistery winds / winter weather here.
I use a mild daytime moisturizer, but I’m wondering what I can do at night to help fix my skin. I usually use jojoba on my face at night, but that doesn’t seem to help these days, and I think I need more of an intensive night time treatment but I’m worried that I might break out. I have coconut oil, argan oil, squalane olive oil, and evening primrose oil, as well as Genes Vitamin E Swiss Collagen Complex cream – all which I haven’t really used much of on my face.
I’m hoping to try and use what I have here but I obviously can’t put all those creams and moisturizers on. Any suggestions on what has worked for you, or what simple blend could work?
Its been 3 weeks since my face first got like this. As of lately when I’m at the gym, its not as bad. But in general, my skin has never been like this.
Also, if you have any tips, or DIY masks, would love to hear it! Love using more natural ingredients or stuff from my pantry!
Post # 3
I had the same issues, oily T zone but very sensitive cheeks. I went into Sephora and the girl recommended this product: http://www.sephora.com/progenius-omega-treatment-rescue-oil-P396493?skuId=1684489
I thought a skin oil would just make me greasier, but it’s actually kept my skin less oily (I guess my skin was so dehydrated it was over-producing). I was also suffering from cystic acne around my mouth and it’s completely gone since starting to use this stuff. I use 2 drops, then I go about my regular moisturizer and makeup routine. I also use it at night before bed, 3 drops then my regular nighttime moisturizer.
It is an expensive product, but you need so little that it’ll last forever. And it saved my skin.
Another tip: wash your makeup brushes often (I wash mine once a week at least) and use an active charcoal mask once a week. It’ll draw out the impurities that seem to be sitting underneath your skin.
Post # 4
I use moisturizer only in the morning right away i wash my fash. I blot dry most of my face and work in the moisturizer with whatever water droplests are left on my face. I also do the same after my shower on my body. Applying moisturizer right after the face/body has been cleaned and slightly wet will help to maintain the skins equilibrium.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Before you try to treat it with anything, I’d see a Derm because what you’re describing sounds like it’s something more than just dry skin. So if your sweat makes your skin turn red, burn and peel it sounds like you might have contact dermatitis triggered by your own sweat. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist so they can make the diagnosis and get you some proper topicals to use when you’re working out.
I get dry patches and what works for me is a chemical peel (I use Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel), a hyaluronic acid serum (this will suck in and hold the water from your moisturizer) and Belif’s Aqua Bomb Moisturizer. That combo has been working wonders for me.
Post # 6
I had dry flaky skin and thought i needed a better moisturizer but when I was at the Clinique counter, the sales lady told me to use the Clarifying Lotion instead, which is like a toner but will exfoliate your skin without stripping or stinging your skin. It’s gentle and it really has gotten ride of the dry patches and makes my skin look brighter. I just use regular moisturizer afterwards.
Post # 7
I use a gentle facial moisturizer night and morning that is really calming to the skin. I don’t need it on my face, but when I get a skin irritation basically anywhere, I use that cream on it and it goes away pretty fast. I can’t remember the brand for the life of me, but I know it’s available at Shoppers and Pharmasave, so probably pretty much anywhere, and it comes in a tall skinny white box with a blue and purple flower on it… It isn’t expensive either. I’m sure if you browsed the skincare section at a Shopper’s you’d see it. Not with the expensive stuff, with the regular stuff (think near the Aveeno facial stuff).