Dry, Rough Skin on Face

Jun 28, 2010
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Ladies, I have a dry patch of skin on my forehead that is rough to the touch. Tried exfoliating and heavy moisturizing with no luck. Help please! Thanks
 

Swanky

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Have you tried cortisone? I'd try that and if it doesn't clear go see derm.
 

cherrycookies

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essential oils such as rose hip oil?

i have dry skin too and essential oils really work for me and don't over exfoilate. dry skin is the most delicate skin of all.

and yes, do see a derm if it doesn't clear up quickly.
 

Swanky

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If it's a patch, then it's likely not basic dry skin. I have very dry skin on cheeks, especially in winter. The humidifier at night helps and I use Fresh's oil on my face now, not a dry patch in sight! :biggrin:
But if you've been treating it and it's not going away it seems like it could be something else. I'd try a little cortisone cream on it, it could help overnight.
 

cherrycookies

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agree!!

i do have patches of really dry skin in the winter. if you have other skin types and out of the blue, a dry skin patch, it maybe better to see a derm. i wouldn't risk it cos it's on the face!!!
 
Jun 28, 2010
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Thanks ladies! Trying a remedy my mom suggested but still getting cortisone cream tomorrow. If it doesn't improve by Sunday, I'm going to the derm.
 

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If it's itchy, I'd definitely do the cortisone. I get dry, itchy patches on my face too and have to protopic, which is a pretty strong rx steroid.
 
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If the cortisone doesn't soothe & calm your dry patch, I'd see a derm...

You want to know how to treat it properly & if it should come back what to do..
 

brandy33

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Definitely cortisone cream and also castor oil might work too. I've used it in the past and it worked pretty good on my skin.