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I have always had it and I do believe it has a lot to do with having an underactive thyroid. The skin on my sides and around my waist can be wrinkly and discoloured so I use lots of E45.
My face and neck though.....people always compliment me on my skin but at different time of the year, like now, it starts to really flake on my lower face. Also my throat is very dry and starting to discolour.
Anyone have similar or any good ideas? I have the occasional facial etc but I can't do that every week.
Moisturiser wise I use one from L'Occitan on my face. It says extra dry on it, I can't remember what its called. Its expensive, but lasts ages. That and on my body I use Aveeno. The one with the navy blue stripe on it.
E45 is crap for seriously dry skin. The only thing that has saved mine is Eucerin 10% Urea cream (the one in the tube). It’s not specifically a face cream but I have used it on my face for the last 15 years with no problem. It also ‘cured’ my grandmothers eczema on her legs, the stuff is brilliant.
I’ve been using vaseline petroleum jelly for years. I seem to be allergic to something that is very widely used even in hypoallergenic creams so I basically ran out of choice. Vaseline is the only thing I have tried that I dont react to but is thick enough to sort my dry skin out.
I feel sorry you had that condition but I guess there are a lot of natural medicines out there. Usually it's just lack of water intake but in your case I guess aside from medication you have to try out organic products. I wish you well!