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I'm completely clueless about skin care products and what to look out for so I need some advice. I've been having problems with my face skin for a few months now and I don't know what to do. I have a good diet with fruits/vegies, and drink lots of water each day. But I still get flakes/red marks just below my eyebrows, and on both sides next to my nose, which as a result looks like some rash. I use moisturiser straight after my shower, and as the day progresses, I still get redness and flakes in my eyebrows and the usual areas.
I should also note I'm a guy, so I assume there are special products for men's skin?
And I'm using Nivea soft moisturising creme with Jojoba oil & Vitamin E if that's a good moisturiser?

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Sounds like you're basically doing the right things as far as food and water is concerned (are you drinking at least 2 liters a day???) If not up the quantity to at least 2 liters a day because any less will lead to dehydration and ultimately chronic dehydration.

Not the red areas of skin you're talking about sound like they may come in contact with something - sun glasses may be? If so, you may have a slight allergy to the metal or plastic they are made of. Could it be something else that you make contact with?

To provide these specific areas with some extra help, get a hold of some 100% pure Jojoba oil. use it several times a day on the areas that get red and irritated.

Also make sure you use a non-alcohol toner - poke around the net and look for 'men's natural skin care products'. There are several companies that make products specifically for men. Wildcrafted Herbal Products (which is our company) is one, another is A’kin (I'm not associated this these guys).

Hope this helps, but if you have more questions or need more advice just ask

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Thanks for your reply

I have no sun glasses but when the flakes appear, I tend to just get some water and rub it over, which hardly makes a difference anyway. (I do this when I'm out) so I guess I need to take mosituriser with me when I go out.
How could this happen anyway? All of a sudden I have very dry skin after all these years with no problem. I never used moistursier and still had smooth skin.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll more more questions but I'll check out the products you recommended, thanks again
 

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You can use different oils such as avocado, camellia or almond as well as jojoba, you can trying mixing some of them together.The oils are inexpensive so you can experiment so see which works best for you. The trick with using the oils is always use them on damp/wet skin and just use a few drops, if you do this the oil should sink right in and not look greasy but your skin should feel moist.
Hope this helps.
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I'll give avocado oil a go. When applying moisturiser, am I suppose to have damp/wet skin when applying (after shower) or pad my face dry and then you the moisturiser?
 

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You can apply the moisturiser to dry or damp skin but I usually prefer damp skin when you get out of the shower would work just fine. I use a couple of drops of oil on damp skin then really massage it in, wait a minute and put the moisturiser on top but you may want to use either/or depending on how dry your skin is. Perhaps you use the oil in the daytime since it should soak right in if you put it on damp skin and use a moisturiser at night.
 

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Use a good skin care line that is all natural, but do not mix products from other companies. Your skin can become confused and lead to more problems. Try an intense moisture cream for those problem areas that is all natural.
 

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Hi,
I'm suffering from a very dry skin, can anyone advise me about any kind of skin care products and make up that can help???

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I'm completely clueless about skin care products and what to look out for so I need some advice. I've been having problems with my face skin for a few months now and I don't know what to do. I have a good diet with fruits/vegies, and drink lots of water each day. But I still get flakes/red marks just below my eyebrows, and on both sides next to my nose, which as a result looks like some rash. I use moisturiser straight after my shower, and as the day progresses, I still get redness and flakes in my eyebrows and the usual areas.
I should also note I'm a guy, so I assume there are special products for men's skin?
And I'm using Nivea soft moisturising creme with Jojoba oil & Vitamin E if that's a good moisturiser?

Thanks in advance.
Hi there,

Here are some good tips for healthy skin regime based on my 25 year knowledge and self experimentation.

The essential keys to healthy skin are not found in a bottle or jar of expensive skin care product. They are found in the every day habits and diet of every woman attempting to improve her appearance. Nutrition especially is a very important detail that many women might overlook when attempting to improve the appearance of their skin.

Every Day Ways to Attain Healthy Skin
The proper consumption of water is an essential first step in improving skin health. It ensures the body is receiving enough oxygen and stays properly hydrated, flushing out the bad and constantly supplying nutrients needed for healthy skin.
Another natural method of maintaining healthy skin is to avoid over exposure to the sun. By using sun screen on a daily basis and staying out of direct sunlight for more than a couple hours at a time, women can avoid unsightly sun spots and dry skin that result from too much UVA or UVB rays.
Sleep is a great method of rejuvenating and enhancing healthy skin. By getting at least 6 hours of sleep every night, women are giving their skin the time it needs to rejuvenate and repair from the stress of every day life. Without that rest, the effects of stress and sleep deprivation will make their first mark on the surface of otherwise healthy skin in the form of bags, puffy eyes, dry skin and blemishes.
Nutrients are another essential aspect of retaining healthy skin. Without the right balance of nutrients on a daily basis, skin will begin to show signs of its age and wear. Vitamins such as B1 which enhance circulation and B2 without which skin will start discolor, are vital to keeping healthy skin as shiny and supple as possible.
Healthy skin that is washed on a regular basis will remain blemish free as well. Depending on the level of oil production for any given individual, how skin is washed will change. A daily regiment of non-soap cleansers and toners will keep oil and dirt free of the pores and blemishes from ruining otherwise perfectly healthy skin.

Five Tips for Healthy Skin
Additionally, these simple tasks can help to reduce the wear and tear on your skin that leads to common skin problems and unsightly blemishes.

• Keep hair out of the face to reduce the chance of excess oiliness and blemishes
• Oily hair care products only increase the risk of facial blemishes.
• Nutrition and a proper diet ensure hydration, oxidation, and nutrients for healthy skin.
• Fish consumption or fish oil supplements help supplement healthy skin.
• Use warm water and a non-soap cleanser to wash your skin, keeping it clear and unobstructed.

Along with the common aspects of a healthy lifestyle, these tips will ensure that your healthy skin remains that way for years to come.

Sincerely,

Maya McMahon
Skin Care Specialist
 

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i think the nivea stuff is great, but maybe you need something that is a bit more hydrating for your skin. Maybe try a ph balanced mouturiser rich one. Apply before bed. Good luck in ur quest x
 

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Hi

I am new to the forum so hi to you all!

One thing you may like to try for dry skin is to simply use honey. Smear it all over your face and leave for about 30 minutes, I find the clear honey spreads better.

Then simply wipe off. It is a stick process but you will be left with wonderfully soft skin, and it is completely natural. I do this once a week, and in the winter twice.

Worth a try!
x
 
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