3 Tips For Reducing Morning Face Skin Flaking
If you're reading this and have suffered with eczema on the face, than you know that finding the right face skin care routine is all about trial and error (like everything else with eczema treatment). When my face skin is flaky, I feel discomfort and the flakes shed onto my clothing, which is not the look I'm going for. Here are my 3 top tips for reducing morning face skin flaking:
1. Find The Right Face Cream(s) For Your Skin.
There are a variety of face creams available on the market that promise all sorts of healing and the trick is to find the one that works best for you and your skin. If you have contact dermatitis (a form of eczema) on your face or if you are going through topical steroid withdrawal, this will be particularly challenging and you should consult a dermatologist for medical guidance. During your search, be sure to explore different brands of creams, different consistencies (thick or light), try to avoid creams with fragrance and don't exclude creams that may be intended as use for body creams. While I was going through topical steroid withdrawal on my face, I experimented with quite a few creams (super expensive process), and I found a lotion in the baby isle, that is intended for use as baby lotion. It's the only lotion that my face will accept. As you experiment, you may want to test the creams in a small patch of skin, before applying to the entire face.
2. Keep Your Face Clean & Hydrated
Make sure to keep your face clean and hydrated. Washing your face too much can be hard on the skin. I've found that washing once before bed and once in the morning with cool or lukewarm water works best for me. To wash your face, you can use a gentle face cleansing soap or just plain water will do the trick. If you use make-up, you may want to use a make-up remover that is easy on the skin, prior to washing up and moisturizing.
3. Occasionally & Gently Exfoliate
Responsibly exfoliating the face is tricky in that this can very easily cause irritation. There are products out there that are intended to exfoliate, but I've found that a moisturizing liquid soap paired with a cotton towel really works wonders with exfoliating my skin. I have found that gently exfoliating once a week or every other week, is about how much my skin will tolerate. Find an exfoliating routine that works for you and stick with it.
Practicing these 3 hacks have really helped me with managing my face skin flaking and reducing flaky skin on my clothing. This has also helped me manage eczema flare-ups on my face.
Do you have a different routine that works for you? Share in the comments below! <3
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*Disclaimer: The contents of this post are not intended to be medical advice or supersede any direction provided by medical professionals. This post is sharing information based on the writer's personal experiences. Consult a medical professional for medical advice.