Since last February the skin on my face has been sore and stinging and it looks red and coarse. I had used L'Oreal products for years without any problems and had clear skin with few spots. I've been to the doctor twice and he's prescribed Metrogel (for rosacea) and steroids (in case it wasn't rosacea) - neither helped. He suggested I try different products until I find one that suits - not easy in such an overcrowded market.
I've tried Aveeno, Simple, Epaderm, La Roche Posay, organic jojoba oil, E45 (very bad reaction) and now Dermalogica Ultra Calming range. Nothing is really soothing it.
My scalp is also intermittently itchy and sore (probably not helped by hair dying) but I'm very grey underneath and am not sure I'm quite ready to give up the brown hair.
I'm not sure where to go next - back to the doctor to get a referral to a dermatologist or is it my diet? Overheated office/home? I'm peri-menopausal which is why I'm posting here.
I have suddenly got very flaky and sand papery too OP and like you have tried everything! After a huge reaction to aveene I discovered a cream called aleergenics which is only about a fiver and it's truly a miracle in a tube
Wrt hair, try Loreal anti dandruff in the dark blue bottle with an orange lid from boots.