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I have those same flaky patches around my nose and found that Emu Oil takes care of it. When I first used this I did not keep it in the fridge and it went bad but I reordered and now just take it out of the fridge when I need to use it. Emu oil is not very expensive so you could give it a try, it's also good for Eczema.
 

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I know that it sounds as though putting oil on would clog pores but it does not. I have oily open pores on my nose but dry flakey skin on the rest of my face and on the sides of my nose after I started using oils and using the oil cleansing method my oily patch has stopped being oily. I read about this treating oily skin with oil and it sounds crazy but it does work so you have to use different oils for different skin problems and not mineral oil which does clog pores and causes breakouts but using the Emu Oil has helped my skin and somehow my pores are much smaller now.
 

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But it seems like salinababe has dry skin, not oily skin, so I don't know how that oil could help.
I have an oily patch on my nose and the rest of my face is dry with red flaking patches. I don't know how the oils work I can only tell you that this is the first winter since starting to use the oils that I have not had the dry awful patches. I had to try different oils to see which ones worked for me some are too light and did not help but I've got a combination now and the Emu is the thing I use when I need to pull out the big guns. The oils are quite inexpensive so I think it's worth a try and yes I have been to a dermatologist but this works better than the stuff he gave me.
 

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Very interesting Mayo. I will give it a shot and let everyone know if it works. So what do I do? Do I put it on like a moisturizer and leave it on all day or do I wash it off? A little more info would be helpful. Thanks!


Ivy what kind of oils do you use? where can I buy it.
I would suggest trying Camellia,Almond and perhaps Jojoba oils to start with. Just 2-3 drops on damp skin, either spray your face or use it when you get out of the shower. The water helps to spread the oil and it just soaks right in, don't use too much though. Coconut Oil is another one you might try although some people find this a bit drying although I never have, Argan Oil is a bit heavier but you can just experiment and even mix a drop or two of each. You can find most of these oils at Whole Foods or buy online I get most of mine from Garden of Wisdom but you may also be able to find them at health food stores. All of these oils are inexpensive so you can try several. Hope this helps.
 

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Does 2 or 3 drops really do it for you people? I have big-*** hands so it takes a few globs just to 'prime' my hands whenever I use a product. I use so much stuff it's not even funny. I don't dab the dots on my face either. I do it the man's old fashion way and just slather product on the face and scrub it in. HA!
If you use too much oil it can cause you to break out the trick is to use the oil on a wet/damp face and just a few drops will work. You are not trying to make your skin feel greasy just moisturised.
 
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