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I get really dry skin on my face, so when I shower I exfoliate and once I get out my face is always red. I don't exfoliate everyday, maybe 3 times a week. I can't just stop exfoliating or I would have to walk around with dry, flaky skin and
I get really dry skin on my face, so when I shower I exfoliate and once I get out my face is always red. I don't exfoliate everyday, maybe 3 times a week. I can't just stop exfoliating or I would have to walk around with dry, flaky skin and I'm not trying to do that. All I drink is water. The only makeup I wear is foundation and powder and that doesn't cover it all up. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try to cover my redness? Should I try a different way of exfoliating?
Have you ever heard of a Buff Puff before? I use them to wash my face with and they're amazing! There are different types of it based on your skin tone so you can pick one that accommodates to your dry skin (as well as if its sensitive or not). All you need is a little dab of face wash and water on it, get it slightly foamy then gently and lightly rub the Buff Puff against your face in circular motions and it works wonders. Another thing you could use is a silicon cleansing pad, these are extremely gentle on the skin.
After that I really recommend using a good moisturizer to help give back moisture to your skin.
I'd start doing this once a day everyday (if possible) and then if you wanted to build it up to twice a day. I also recommend to stay away from products that dry the skin out such as acne cleansers/toners and the like. I use CeraVe and its great at not drying my skin out, in fact its what my dermatologist recommended I use to clean my face with.
I had really horrible dry skin when I was on some acne medication and this method really seemed to work to help deal with dry skin.
As for the redness I would really recommend using a concealer, as they are the best for covering up any sort of redness plus using only concealer helps keep the face looking extremely natural. There are also many other ways that can help deal with redness such as mixing your moisturizer with your foundation (if its a liquid foundation) to help provide some evenness and then add more foundation as needed or then using concealer.
I hope this helped some.