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    Peeling face skin

    Yea, I know its probably not the best place to ask this but Ill try anyway. Is there a quick solution to this?

    Im a female, 29, and I've had a greasy T-zone pretty much as long as I can remember. But lately I have problem with skin on my forehead, brows and the sides my nose peeling off. Ive tried everything. Vitamin E cremes, peeling lotions but it just irritates the skin further and turns it red and eventually like a wound if I use too much.

    If I leave it alone its really ugly with loose skin flakes. I also dont use too much makeup but this problem makes it a must when going out and it gets worse after.

    So does anyone have any helpful advice?
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    There is a dedicated medical field for anything involving the skin. I should know, since I currently use three different salves =P

    Basically, call your doctor, ask for appointment, explain what needs to be explained, go from there.

    Thing is, this can be any of a hundred different things. So anything concrete anyone on this forum says may and will be wrong. Trust professionals, and lykke til =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calzaeth View Post
    There is a dedicated medical field for anything involving the skin. I should know, since I currently use three different salves =P

    Basically, call your doctor, ask for appointment, explain what needs to be explained, go from there.

    Thing is, this can be any of a hundred different things. So anything concrete anyone on this forum says may and will be wrong. Trust professionals, and lykke til =)
    Yea.. I already tried that. The doctor thought I didnt get enough vitamins and sun but Im a vegetarian and take vitamin supplements and tanning makes it a LOT worse.
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    About the sun-part, was it man-made tanning that made it worse, or the "Read a good book in the sun"-kind? I'm no doctor, but there HAS to be a difference between the two :P

    Just keep bugging your doctor until he refers you to a specialist. Or straight-up ask him/her to refer you. Also, if you haven't tried it yet, try a good Aloe gel. That is usually my go-to choice for skin problems (just to see if something can keep it in check until I get to see a doctor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calzaeth View Post
    About the sun-part, was it man-made tanning that made it worse, or the "Read a good book in the sun"-kind? I'm no doctor, but there HAS to be a difference between the two :P

    Just keep bugging your doctor until he refers you to a specialist. Or straight-up ask him/her to refer you. Also, if you haven't tried it yet, try a good Aloe gel. That is usually my go-to choice for skin problems (just to see if something can keep it in check until I get to see a doctor).
    It was the normal tanning (as in staying in the sun) but I have blue eyes and pale skin (and I'm sort of a blonde/redhead) and dont tan well. I think it might be because I'm a light smoker (1-2 packs per week) but it's become too problematic. I dont think even heavy smoker have skin problems like that.
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    Well, I don't think smoking has anything to do with it, since I smoke a bit more then a 40g pouch a week, and I don't have that specific skin issue. I also have the classic scandinavian package with pale skin, blue eyes etc., but sunlight offers a tremendous boost in other areas than just tanning itself. However, if it makes it WORSE, your problem may be something as simple as dehydration, which Aloe gels should help with.

    Basically, rub the green stuff on the problem, and keep bugging your doctor. I'd love to be more helpful, but I'm an uneducated lout =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calzaeth View Post
    Well, I don't think smoking has anything to do with it, since I smoke a bit more then a 40g pouch a week, and I don't have that specific skin issue. I also have the classic scandinavian package with pale skin, blue eyes etc., but sunlight offers a tremendous boost in other areas than just tanning itself. However, if it makes it WORSE, your problem may be something as simple as dehydration, which Aloe gels should help with.

    Basically, rub the green stuff on the problem, and keep bugging your doctor. I'd love to be more helpful, but I'm an uneducated lout =/
    Ill give it a try, it cant make it any worse after all. My doctors doesnt seem to be any help at all though. He just blames everything on the smoking and prescribes things that havent been helpful at all, theyve actually made it worse
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    I had pretty similar symptoms. If I left the skin alone then the flaking / peeling was really noticeable, but if I washed it off then the entire area is red and looks really bad; lose-lose situation. I went to the doctor and ended up being treated for mild eczema with a weak topical steroid and literally minutes after I put it on the redness is gone, and I use it pretty infrequently now yet the peeling still hasn't come back. That was a year ago so it's been a while and the outcome seems pretty good. Just FYI I'd had that condition for about 3 years before that, so it wasn't a spontaneous thing.

    That said, I'm no doctor and what you have could be completely different. Go see a doctor again, potentially a different one, and see if they can offer any other suggestions for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    Ill give it a try, it cant make it any worse after all. My doctors doesnt seem to be any help at all though. He just blames everything on the smoking and prescribes things that havent been helpful at all, theyve actually made it worse
    If he persists in blaming the smoking, ask him if the problem is nicotine, or the other nasties in cigarettes. If the latter, go 14 days on gum/nic-pills/nicotine patches. And remember to tell him straight-out that you want to see a specialist. Or just call the local hospital yourself.
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    Lactic acid peel would probably help (check out skinlaboratory (dot) com)
    I also recommend applying a few drops of jojoba oil mixed in with a pea-sized amount of a good moisturiser (I like Cetaphil) at night time. I made a mistake while I was 17/18 when I started using benzoyl peroxide and didn't moisturise my face: ended up with the flake-y skin problem. Make sure you get a good joboba oil, though - I use the one from acne.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    but Im a vegetarian
    How long have you been a vegetarian ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss View Post
    Lactic acid peel would probably help (check out skinlaboratory (dot) com)
    I also recommend applying a few drops of jojoba oil mixed in with a pea-sized amount of a good moisturiser (I like Cetaphil) at night time. I made a mistake while I was 17/18 when I started using benzoyl peroxide and didn't moisturise my face: ended up with the flake-y skin problem. Make sure you get a good joboba oil, though - I use the one from acne.org.
    Thanks, I'll give jojoba oil a try. I've already tried lactic acid peels and they work as a quick solution but leave the skin red and the problem comes back in a day.

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    How long have you been a vegetarian ?
    10 years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ita View Post
    Thanks, I'll give jojoba oil a try. I've already tried lactic acid peels and they work as a quick solution but leave the skin red and the problem comes back in a day.



    10 years or so.
    Check your pm's I've sent you something that I believe it might be. I didn't want to discus such things over this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_light_uk View Post
    Check your pm's I've sent you something that I believe it might be. I didn't want to discus such things over this
    Are you calling her pregnant ?

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    I could be wrong but flaking skin on her head usually isn't one of the signs that they are pregnant.

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