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Dehydrated, Flaking Skin

Question: I have struggled with dry skin for my entire life. I am 25 years old and I live in the Mississippi, which usually means a humid climate, but during the winter months the air is so cold and dry that I can literally feel my skin tighten when I go outside. The current weather equals my face looking like a snake shedding its skin constantly. I am doing everything that I know to do including upping my water intake, washing my face at the sink with warm water instead of in the shower where the water would just scorch my skin, I am religious with my skin care routine which includes vitamin C serum, maracuja oil, a water based moisturizer, etc. I understand that exfoliation is key but I try to only exfoliate once or twice a week when the skin around my nose is so flaky that I can’t get it off any other way. I’ve never really struggled with bad acne until the past year & a half - two years. I tend to break out once a month and the bumps are red very full of clear liquid which I assume is sebum and they like to linger for longer than they should after they’ve run their course. I feel as though I am in a lose-lose situation though because any spot treatment or clearing/clarifying mask/treatment that I’ve used just ends up drying my skin out even more which sucks because I know that your skin needs some moisture to heal. Anyways, I am literally at a loss. I don’t know if I need to add something to my routine, take something away, HELP
Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us. I would recommend the Sunday Riley brand, I would recommend the Ceramic Slip Cleanser follow with theUFO Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil follow with the TIDAL Brightening Enzme Water Cream as your moisturizer .I would recommend applying this mask once a week on areas of concern.Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask You may use this as a spot treatment as well.When you are feeling very dry, I would recommend using these product all by themselves after you have cleansed their Thermal Spring Water follow with their Skin Recovery Cream. It`s always nice to go to a reputable spa and receive a facial to have your skin analyzed as well. Hope this helps, have a nice day! I would recommend applying this mask once a week on areas of concern.