I love your blog posts! I’m a senior in undergrad and just applied for medical school, so I love seeing all the different types of jobs involved with medicine and particularly with the skin! I have a question about my own skin!
I live in a very humid climate (around 80% or higher most of the time) and the skin around my nose is extremely dry. The dryness extends to underneath my eyes. Nothing seems to help! It peels off in flakes. 🙁
What kind of cleanser/moisturizer combo do you recommend?
I’m a college kid with a tight budget so I’ve been using drugstore face washes most recently! In the past 6 months though, I’ve used the 3 step Clinique wash, toner, and moisturizer. I ran out of the toner and wash around July and tried CeraVe foaming wash. It made my skin SO dry. I replaced that with cetaphil and I have been using it for about a week now. So.. currently, my AM routine is to wash with cetaphil and use the CeraVe 30 spf face moisturizer after. Then I apply makeup!
At night I use a makeup remover wipe (neutrogena brand) and usually rinse with cold water but rarely full on wash again. I usually apply the Clinique moisturizer after and a topical acne gel on spots around my chin.
I like using products from one brand, so if you have a good line of products in mind, I’d love to hear your thoughts! I can’t deny a good holy grail product from a random brand either, though.
There’s not much redness associated with the flaky skin. Just super dry!
Thanks so much for getting back with me! I can’t wait to hear your suggestions!
Med School Bound Beauty
Dear Med School Bound Beauty,
Okay!!!! I know EXACTLY what the problem is!!!