I have these two dry patches on either side of my cheeks (kind of like red cheeks on cartoon characters ) for at least a year now. It's tight (poreless, but not in a good way), often flakey, and the skin is a little bit dark due to, dunno, dead skin cells? Anyway, it's Very noticeable without makeup. In the past little bits of La Mer have helped (but never completely clear up), but I can't afford to keep up that habit now! Any other solutions? Could I use vaseline or something? I break out fairly easily, which is why I haven't tried heavier creams. Or do you think this could be a skin condition I should see a dermatologist about? I haven't because it has never gotten worse or anything. Thank you for your advice!