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Thanks - yes, it's my face. The skin seems thinner and more papery. I've tried so many moisturisers but they aren't the solution at all, nothing comes close to actually moisturising the skin, a select few just sit there nicely making my skin not hurt. Most actively make my skin hurt, or they are so highly perfumed I can't wear them.
So I'm looking for better solutions - I'm too young to have papery skin! At least it's not flaking, but that's just a matter of time.
I find oils infinitely better for dry skin than moisturiser. I use the L'Oréal one, I gave it to a friend recently and she texted me a couple of days later to say she was amazed at the effect already. Give it a try!
I have always had very sensitive, dry skin. I had a big overhaul of products earlier this year and tried loads of new things. What I have settled on is Nip and Fab glycolic fix pads, Neal's Yard frankincense intense eye cream and moisturiser, and Mizon snail repair cream. I also have Neal's Yard frankincense cream cleanser but I haven't tried it yet. I use the Nip + Fab and the Neal's Yard before bed and the Mizon in the morning. I've also been taking krill oil supplements for a while, mostly because it helps with my clicky joints but it also helps a bit with dry skin.
Which ever lotions/oils you decide I found applying it at least 3 x a day if you can manage it was the secret. I've been looking for the perfect dry and sensitive skin cream for years and haven't found one yet so settled on Jergens as the best of the bunch for me because it soaks in well.
I like flaxseed a lot, I whizz up a tablespoon full (otherwise they just go straight through, untouched by your digestion...) and have on porridge for breakfast.
Do be careful with dosages of flaxseed oil though. 'Fresh' flaxseed increases bowel activities, I would assume that the oil does the same. Maybe take a recommended dose first, see how you react to it and build up if necessary and you can tolerate it.