Post # 1
I have had the worst, chronic dry skin on my nose, especially in the corners of the sides of my nose for as long as I can remember. Nothing works…not Mary Kay cleanser and mosturizer, not Neutrogena Intense mosturizer, not Clinique, not Oil of Olay….HELP! Anyone have chronic dryness on their face and found the perfect beauty routine?
Also, I need something that doesn’t contain sulfate (the ingredient that causes foaming and lather) because that makes dryness even worse!
Post # 3
Just a dab. That stuff is miraculous.
Post # 4
Caudalie for dry skin is AMAZING. Kinda pricey, but i have the worst dry skin in the winter. my face just flakes off. Nothing was working. Or, if it worked, I was greasy.
This stuff has been a lifesaver for me.
Post # 5
thanks! Ejs, that’s my problem too…most mosturizers just cause more dryness around my nose and then the rest of my face is greasy.
Post # 6
not pricey, 6.00 for a fairly big bottle. My nose gets scaily and dry when I have a cold.. I put this on (especially before bed..)
Cetaphil, the regular kind, it is made for sensitive skin. Perfect.
Post # 7
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I had some major dryness on my cheeks, around my mouth, and the sides of my nose, as of last week. I used toner (ouchies ouchies ouchies) to remove the flaking skin and got clinique moisture surge. Everything has magically disappeared.
Post # 8
For really flakey dry skin/dry patches (including around my nose) I use a combination of Dr. Hauschka’s Soothing Mask and Rejuvenating Mask (they are lotions, not what you usually think of when you say beauty “mask”). They are expensive, but you only need a tiny bit. I use other moisturizer all over my face, then on the dry patches, I dab on this combo.
Post # 9
Oo i’ve used moisture surge, too, and really liked it! but i like stuff with some anti-aging properties.
Post # 10
You may want to check with a dermatologist as to whether it’s really dry skin. I thought I had dry skin and related flaking around my nostrils, but it turned out to be a variant of a yeast infection. A little dermatologist prescribed cream and I was fine!
Post # 11
I love the Clinique Moisture Surge and think it might be good for your problem.
Post # 12
thanks for all your tips everyone!
But especailly Professor, because when I read your comment, something just “clicked”! I’m not sure why I didn’t think about it before, but after I read your comment I realized I don’t think my “chronic” dryness is normal/ can be fixed with anything over the counter, and so far nothing is working…so maybe it is a dermatological issue! So, I made an appointment with a dermatologist and hopefully everything will clear up!
Post # 13
@VegasBaby, you’re welcome. I kinda hesitated posting it, because it sounds a little weird, right? But I think if you’ve tried a number of OTC things, it’s worth consulting a dermatologist. Hope you get answers one way or another!
Post # 14
I had the same issues, but it didnt matter what time of year it was. I went to a dermatologist and it turned out to be dandruff of the face. What I had to do, was apply a very strong dandruff shampoo (ie Neutrogena’s T-Gel) to that area of my nose and leave it on for like 5 mins and rinse off and then apply a light moisturizer. Lately, I have been using this stuff from target for my blemishes (I think its called Basic? in a white container with blue and green letters) and I use the blemish serum and the blemish night moisturizer and both of those together have moisturized my skin without causing greasiness and has gotten rid of the dry skin all together. Not to mention my face is super soft!
Post # 15
try vaseline every night just around the dry spots and or that cocoa butter stuff too…. don’t over do it ( you don’t want to break out ) that helps me 🙂
Post # 16
try Philosophy/Purity as a cleanser
but also, don’t forget gentle exfoliation! Dermalogica daily microfoliant is great, but there are many other great ones out there.
you can concentrate mostly on the area beside your nose and the dry patches when you work the gentle exfolatiator in circular motions.
also, serums are your BEST FRIEND for dry skin (in addition to moisturizing cleanser, exfoliation, and moisturizer) to be honest I haven’t tried out that many serums, but the one I use has been great (especially becuase I use acne meds that dry out my skin and give me dry patches) is by Dior (dior HydrAction Deep Hydration Radical Serum)
I googled it but it says it’s unavailable! Gasp! I hope they didn’t discontinue it~ great product. But another good one is LORAC Aquaprime – it’s a primer as well~ but can be also used as a serum UNDER your moisturizer~ it is paraben free, oilfree and sulfate free~ 2-in-1 product great for sensitive skin!