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Dry skin?

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iroblonegen Sun 28-Feb-16 13:20:58

I am total numpty when it comes to skin and the care of it, so hopefully someone out there will be able to help! I suspect that I might have dry facial skin but am not sure. Even though I put moisturiser on, it doesn't feel like it's enough somehow - I still feel 'aware' of my skin, if you know what I mean. It doesn't itch, and there are no obvious rough or flaky patches.

I've always thought I had combination skin but as I've got older (45 this year) my oily bits seem to have dried up somewhat. I have only ever really put moisturiser on my cheeks, thinking that the other bits could look after themselves. But now even my cheeks feel grumpy!

In the spirit of 'full disclosure' I should also add that I have been known to have rosacea on my forehead but that's much better at the mo (probably because i put nothing on it).

Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks for reading.

Kennington Sun 28-Feb-16 18:40:41

Eucerin 5% urea night cream
Used with an oil like grapeseed
I need this during the winter only, but it is great

MidnightVelvetthe5th Sun 28-Feb-16 18:44:46

What's your skincare routine morning and night? Do you wear make up? smile

MamaLazarou Sun 28-Feb-16 18:54:55

L'Occitane Shea Butter face cream is amazing for dry skin. But you'd need to put it all over your face, not just your cheeks! What do you use to cleanse?

iroblonegen Sun 28-Feb-16 20:00:06

Thanks for the replies!

I don't wear any makeup apart from some cream blusher. As for cleansing, I wash my face with warm-ish water that has a few drops of lavender oil in. This is because I found that my forehead reacted (rosacea) to any cleanser that I used. Even if I didn't put any of the cleanser on my forehead, bizarrely. A few weeks ago I tried some lotion cleanser, wiping it off with cotton wool but my skin (which has always been awkward) didn't like that.

MamaLazarou Sun 28-Feb-16 23:06:43

Have you tried washing a lotion cleanser off with warm water and a flannel?

Aveeno cream is a brilliant moisturiser for dry skin. It's unscented and very gentle so shouldn't irritate your rosacea.

ppeatfruit Mon 29-Feb-16 15:38:31

I use avocado oil, but you would probably need to mix it with almond oil or a cream and blot it off your face, I use it on my hands and heels with amazing success , also on the wrinkles around my eyes.

Like you I also use a 'toner' of filtered warm water and 2 drops of ess. oil of rosemary on any redness, that's great. Lavender is nice too. I reckon it's best to change your beauty regime quite a bit.

Also remember what you eat is important, I use linseeds in a seasonal homemade smoothie. Plus organic olive oil instead of butter. That has moisturised my skin from the inside!

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