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dry red skin

post #1 of 8
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Anyone skin tone and complexion changing?  It is really noticeable on my chin and jawline.   This is a first for me.  I can't put any oil my face b/c it burns.  I've tried Coconut oil and flax oil and olive oil.  It all burns. 

I'm going to buy some shea butter tomorrow to see if that helps.

I am also not lacking in dietary oils as I take flax, coconut, and clo daily.

Suggestions?

post #2 of 8

Oh man. I have acne like a mid pubescent teenager. OMG. HORRIBLE. Praying it goes away at some point so I can have a GOOD glow lol. not a red irritated broke out skin "glow" lol

post #3 of 8

acne here too...part of mine is worse because I like to lean on my hands when I am sitting at the computer or sleeping!  i am trying to break that habit!

 

My current skincare consists of cleansing with Cetaphil (gentle/unscented cleanser), followed by dabbing problem areas with witch hazel, and finally Aveeno cream (the regular type without scent or spf or soy).

post #4 of 8

I got rosacea after I had DD.... my skin is dry, red, and blemished most of the time.  :(  What works for me is wearing a hat/sunscreen, and washing my face with epsom salt water or milk of magnesia.  The epsom salt water is amazing.  If I am vigilant, my skin will look almost normal.  I've been lazy lately, though.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by cyclamen View Post

I got rosacea after I had DD.... my skin is dry, red, and blemished most of the time.  :(  What works for me is wearing a hat/sunscreen, and washing my face with epsom salt water or milk of magnesia.  The epsom salt water is amazing.  If I am vigilant, my skin will look almost normal.  I've been lazy lately, though.

it almost looks like rosacea.  how do you use the epsom salt, just rinse it or do you scrup with the granules then rinse.

post #6 of 8

I don't scrub... (if it is rosacea, you probably don't want to scrub) I moisten them with water and then pat the crystals onto my skin and let them dry for a few minutes, then rinse off.  And then I baby my skin - no fragrance moisturiser like cetaphil and a lotion cleanser if I ever need to wash my face. 

post #7 of 8
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goodness sakes!  I tried this and after 2 times my roughness and raised rashiness is gone, my skin is still a bit red but it doesn't feel like its flaking off and it isn't all tight and uncomfortable.

 

Amazing!  thanks for the tip!

post #8 of 8

I'm glad it worked for you!

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