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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Constant flaking skin on face

So frustrated!! I’ve tried several different exfoliates, fave masks and hydrating creams and nothing is working. By 10:00 am I look in the mirror and I see flaking mostly on my forehead, in eyebrows and temples What is going on!!?? I’m 57 and this has never happened before.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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Registered: ‎03-18-2010

Re: Constant flaking skin on face

You may have been over exfoliating.  

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

My first thought was psoriasis or exzema. I'd start with Dr. Mercola's website to learn more and what might help.

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

Several years ago I had a bad case of flaking. Went to a new dermatologist and she recommended using Cetaphi cleaners and moisturizer and that's all. After several weeks of that I had no flaking at all. She said I was overdoing with scrubs, masks and oils. Now I use Perlier and Beekman face items. Also use the Cetaphil every other day. Hope this works for you. 

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

If flaking in eyebrows, could be seborrheic dermatitis.  Try dandruff shampoo and cortizone cream/liquid.

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

@Kazsails iit could be malassezia, the yeast-like fungus that causes dandruff. It feeds on the oils on your skin and can get out of control. It can be treated by using a dandruff shampoo to clean the affected areas.

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

As I aged to my later 50's I noticed skin flaking in my eyebrows, between them, and the upper eye area. I don't use anything like masks or expholiators. I discovered this with the use of those handy 10X magnifying mirrors. Although I always had oily skin when I was younger, things changed as I aged. This now was dry skin. After washing, I always give extra lubrication to these areas, particularly the eyebrows. My problem is gone. 

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

I went through a phase with flaky skin at the top of my forehead with dry patches just below the hairline and some on my cheeks.  I figured I must have some adult onset skin issue and tried lots of moisturizers and serums, but it wouldn't go away.  It was odd to me because the skin on my face has always been normal to oily.  It lasted for a few months.  Then, a couple of months ago, it was like I was totally cured.  It completely cleared up.  In reflection, I think it must have been the new shampoo and conditioner I tried because it cleared up as soon as I ran out and started using other hair products.  

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

I used to get flakes between my eyebrows. The more I tried to get rid of it, cover with makeup, etc...the worse it looked. I found out I can't use cyclopentasiloxane. That's what caused the flakes, allergy.

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Re: Constant flaking skin on face

@Kazsails I would ask @Shanus .  She has a lot of education and training in the area you need.  She'll be on here a little later this evening, or tomorrow morning probably.  Good luck!