The only time I had skin which continually peeled was when I applied an acne medicine (benzoyl peroxide did that to me every time). Since you indicated that these areas also have blackheads, I am wondering if you put acne medicine on them. That would result in those areas peeling too.
Are you using some sort of acne/blackhead treatment on these areas. I peel in the exact same areas when Im using strong acne meds on these areas. I found one product that works GREAT for full face coverage without any peeling. Its NEUROGENA RAPID CLEAR acne defense face LOTION. I actually use this under my makeup and mix it with my moisturizer. I never peel from this stuff and it actually helps. When I peel alot I use Philosophys HOPE IN A JAR for normal skin, just a tad helps the peeling and its not overly greasy.
Wow, I have honestly never heard of anyone having peeling skin, just because that is the way it is. Have you considered having a dermatologist look at your face? Both my son and daughter had problems with acne (the son with cystic acne and the daughter with typical blackheads). The doctor was great with both situations.
I'm casting my vote with the others for you to make an appointment with a dermatologist. It sounds as if you may have seborrhea, and a doctor can tell you the right things to use for it. If you do have seborrhea, it's a type of skin inflamation, no cause is known and it can affect everyone from infants to the elderly.
Why take a chance and take guesses about it - let a doctor take a look and find out what it is for sure!
Hi; sorry to hear you're suffering this aggravation.
I agree you need to see a dermatologist! Although inconvenient, I bet it proves to be less hassle in the long run. Why live with it & try a zillion products for months or even years when there may be a simple answer?
It sounds to me like a problem that could be solved simply enough by some gentle exfoliation. Get yourself an exfoliating scrub and use it daily. My favorite is 7 Day Scrub Cream by Clinique. It works great and is gentle enough for everyday use - it will even help with your blackheads.
Here's the problem with trying to guess the cause of a person's skin problem on a chat board. If the OP does have an actual skin problem such as sebbohrea, using a scrub (exfoliating) product on her face is going to aggravate it. She might not have sebborhea, she could just have merely flaky skin, or she could have other skin problems... so why take a chance and play games with this?
I'm speaking as a person who played games with my skin and made my problem worse. As a teen, I had read "rinse your face in ice cold water to close pores..." - great idea, but not if you have rosacea. "Steam your skin to open pores and release toxins..." again, great, but not if you have rosacea. A little sun was great for drying up some acne, but sun is an aggravating factor in rosacea .... So now I have small broken veins all over my face on top of the usual rosacea redness... and if I had a few grand to burn, I could go and get a few laser treatments to remove them, but I don't have that kind of money. It would have been cheaper to see the dermatologist why back when, but hindsight is 20/20 right? So again, OP, don't play with your skin, have it checked out, and let us know what if its something like a skin condition or just some dry, flakey skin.
I agree with the other posters who said to see a dermatologist. OP, your user name is Sunlotions. If you have, in fact, been a user of sunlotions and tanning, and have patches that are not healing, this is a sign of some kind of trauma going on with your skin. Constant flaking is not normal, but regular shedding of the upper layer of skin is. There are many other disorders it could be, anywhere from parasitic infections such as tinea(ringworm), skin disorders like the seborrhea mentioned, all the way up to pre-cancerous cells.
If you came into my salon for a facial, I would probably have to tell you to see a doctor or dermatologist before I could give you any treatments, and I would need a letter from them indicating you were ok for any services I could give you. At the very least, you should immediately begin using a high SPF lotion and stay completely out of the sun, and wear a hat with a wide brim.
I have the same peeling problem but it is due to using retina A. To combat it I exfoliate everyday and use a good moisturizer- not oil free because it won't moisurize enough but a kind that does not have pore clogging ingredients since i have acne prone/oily skin. The only thing I have found that works is Philosophy Hope in a Jar.
You can check if this is an overabundance of yeast. Try a dandruff shampoo with pyrithione zinc on the areas (Head and Shoulders or a knock off with this ingredient in it). Another treatment product for yeast in this area is Nizoril shampoo (expensive). You can also try miconizole cream for athlete's foot or vaginal yeast infections. Sounds yukky, I know.
You know what i have the same friggen problem with my facial skin...
it's constantly peeling...and not so much PEELING but more so like..flaking or constantly dry skin...yet..it's oily at the same time..i've used everything to try and moisturize...natural stuff unnatural stuff this that etc etc etc..i have used exfoliators to try and buff away the dead skin flake stuff nothing works..it seems to make it worse actually...it's like what the hell is wrong with my face? to be honest sometimes i think it's all the products i use...even though i don't use harsh ones...so i'll try not to use anything and it seems oK but...it seems dirty or clogged....
it's a pain in the butt....it's a non stop fight...i would wanna go to dermatologist maybe it's exema..i think it is because..as a kid i used to have exema patches that were way diff but...still could be exema..so maybe see dermatologist about it
I definitely think you should see a dermatologist. I am sure it is something really easy to fix, you just aren't using the right mix of products. Rather than try everything and get frustrated, just go to a derm and get some good advice
I had a problem with flakey skin. It was due to too much yeast living on my facial skin. Nasty huh!!! I have been mis-diagnosed several times for this problem and only recently got prescribed Nizoral. It has worked like a charm on my face and scalp. It's prescription only, so what I would do is wait until you have a bad case of the flakey skin than go see a dermotologist.