Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!
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Re: Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!Thank you so much for all the advice...I really appreciate it and will have to try exfoliating my face to see if that helps....
Anddrea, by the way, one of the "Jr. Admins" decided that my topic was not suited for Skin Care Talk....wtf.....maybe I'm just crazy but I think dry noses have everything to do with skin care but whateverhttp://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/images/smilies5/bs.gif
Re: Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!you could try some aloe vera gel (u can get a pure or organic one from any drugstore, it's clear and colorless and in gel form rather than cream), i get abit flaky in the dry weather here, especially around my nose and upper cheeks, but I can't use creamy-heavy stuff to moisturize because my skin is quite sensitive, so I keep some aloe vera gel handy for that purpose, it works for me. btw, you can also try a milk mask (just a simple paste of milk powder and water) and leave it on your whole face or the flaky areas for abt 15-20mins, the lactic acid in the milk will provide gentle exfoliation along with nourishment (milk protein and vitamins) and leave things alot smoother (i actually do this abt twice a week). try it out!
Re: Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!
|Originally Posted by rocksinger007|
|hmm...I'll have to try the gentle face wash out
I'm definitely going to have to try the milk face mask, that sounds interesting! What kind of powder is it....and how much of each do you use?
you can use regular cow milk powder (the generic ones u get at the supermarket, fortified with vitamins, minerals and protein) or formula milk powder (for babies...lol) or organic milk powder...I was using organic milk powder, which I got from a health food store, I did not intend to use it on my face and wanted to drink it (I love milk lol), thought it be be good to help me jumpstart an 'organic' lifestyle...I ended up not drinking it, it was gross, so I started using it on my face instead...lol...my face loves it alot more than my taste buds do...I've gone back to drinking good ol' generic supermarket milk, and the powder works good enough as a mask too...lol...and yeah, I don't buy face masks anymore, I just make em at home twice a week, I have combination skin with dry patches on the tops of my cheeks and around my nose, helps them from getting flaky when the weather gets dry or cold. Good luck!
Re: Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!Does vaseline make your skin break out though? I'm a break out freak with extremely dry face so I'm scare once my dry skin is cure, I have to worry about a face full of pimple. And also, can vaseline be used as a moisturizer under make up? Or it should only be used alone?
Re: Dry Flaky Skin Around Nose: HELP!umm i have had the same thing as you and i have went to the doctor.. they have prescribide me creams such as elidel and cortasone, they seemed to work for the first little but it has never went away for good. another doctor also thought it could be rosacea. i think you should go to the doctor and ask them what it might be because i have went plenty of times and i still get prescribed different creams to take care of it i hope this helps you
I'm afraid to say that normal milk does not contain lactic acid. The milk has to be curdled or fermented. Sour milk and some yogurts and cottage cheese therefore contain it. I think the person who suggested this was thinking of lactose which is present in all milk normally - this is a carbohydrate / sugar which has no benefit to the skin. Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) though, so should you find a source of it, it probably would exfoliate well. But for the easier option, just buy an exfoliator with AHA in. Milk does have the benefit of being soothing on the skin though, but I'd imagine yogurt would do the trick just as well.
Vaseline acts as a barrier to the skin, which prevents water from evaporating out - so it does not moisturise the skin itself per sa, but allows the skin to build up its natural moisture without the water being lost (whilst it is on the skin). This does mean that sebum will be trapped under it until it is removed, so does increase the risk of break outs if used excessively. Break outs can be a result of sebum building up in the sebaceous glands, as are comedones (blackheads).
I suggest that you perhaps do a little digging before trying something new if the advice has no scientific explanation. Otherwise, you could just waste your money for years.
Sources: NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy, A Level in Chemistry, A Level in Biology
Edited by BlondieGeek - 6/17/11 at 11:12pm
I have one homemade recipe. My grandmother told me to try it and you know, it really work on my skin perfectly :-)
You need a hot (liquid) honey and sour cream. Mix it and apply on the dry skin area for about 20-30 min.
I also advise to wash your face with a hot water before applying it, to open the pores then the effect will be better.
I have tried lots of different creams, but still use this old recipe when nothing help me. Hope it will help you as well.
I have the BEST remedy! I've had this dry flaky, red skin problem for the last five years. It was on both sides of my nose, and a little on my top lip. I HATED IT!
A friend told me goat's milk could help this, so when i was in the chemist, I saw a goats milk soap for about $2.50 and tried it. IT WORKED 100%, within a few days.
I use it every second day and it's been perfect, NO REDNESS, no scarring, at all! It's been 3-4 weeks, and I'm really stoked! I think you'd need a soap with a really high goats milk content, not just a hint of it. Also, it (surprisingly) dries the skin out a LOT, so I only use it on the problem area, not all over my face.
Hope you can all try it! It's amazing! :)