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dry flaky skin - just behind eyebrows

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LegoEveryhwere Wed 26-Nov-14 18:33:40

Hello All Beauty Experts

So the rest of my face is generally OK skin wise but even after moisturizing I still have dry, flaky skin behind/under my eyebrows. It is not red or scabby so not thinking eczema or dermatitis just really dry skin. I do have very dry skin on my body so probably related but what to do? btw in a hot climate so not result of cold, windy weather or anything.

In the mornings I wash face with nutrogena face bar, spritz with witchhazel then apply eminence moisurizer with spf. I admit to not being great at removing make up but generally at night I use 100% pure foaming face wash then night cream like burts bees royal jelly - as you can see, not particularly brand loyal. I don't really exfoliate my face, would that help? I expect I am doing a dozen things wrong so let me have it!


Riverland Wed 26-Nov-14 18:36:57


Stress related, iirc.

Skinheadmermaid Wed 26-Nov-14 22:24:31

Put vasaline on it overnight.
I get very dry skin before and after an eczema flare up and this gets rid of it.
The witch hazel sounds too harsh for your skin, i would discontinue with that and see if theres any improvement.

thenightsky Wed 26-Nov-14 23:23:40

Witch Hazel is very drying. I get flare ups like this. The last time was 2 weeks ago when I used a Nivea eye make up remover instead of my usual Boots Botanic one.

In the summer it happened when I tried Aldi serum.

the only thing that gets my skin back to normal when this happens is to smear on generous dollops of Sudacreme and leave overnight.

ouryve Wed 26-Nov-14 23:26:12

Do you wash your eyebrows, when you wash your face?

I get flaky skin around mine, if I don't.

ouryve Wed 26-Nov-14 23:27:41

And if you want to exfoliate, try something with salicylic acid in, rather than a scrub. It stops the dead skin that causes flakiness from building up.

LegoEveryhwere Thu 27-Nov-14 13:39:49

hello all thanks for the replies

ok will ditch the witch hazel, could I use rosewater instead?- just want something simple, natural and inexpensive

will try vaseline at night time

what exfoliator has salicylic acid? i am not familiar with the world of exfoliators, acids, peels etc

cowbiscuits74 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:13:12

reporting back, vaseline at night seems to have done the trick - perfect thanks

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