T-zone oily and cheeks dry – how to cope!
Okay ……. a couple of thoughts here:
- If your nose is peeling, it’s not from oil. Oil makes things slick and shiney not peely. Many people with an oily nose, will try to “dry it out” with harsh, alcoholy products. Switch to a gentle cleanser, if you’re using something harsh. Then try a medicated pad acne/oily skin pad just on the T-zone.
- Generally rough skin is dry, so where you’re dry like your cheeks, moisturize more and the Cerave Cream (not lotion) might be fine but you could also try this moisturizer but use on dry areas only.
- Don’t try to use antiaging products until you have a good basic regimen that’s working with a gentle cleanser, a product to dry the oil only in the T-Zone, a good moisturizer and a light weight sunscreen like this Elta product.
- After, and only after you have a good basic regimen, try adding an antioxidant and a retinoid about one week apart so you know if one of them irritates you.
Happy holidays, Dr. I
PS – always start new products one at a time 4-7 days apart.