It’s been a long time since I have been happy with my skin. Over the course of 6 years I’ve tried a bunch of treatments, seen several dermatologists, but never found anything that’s completely cleared my skin... so I thought I would try here.
Basically, I have a lot of areas across my face that are irritated, bumpy, red and sometimes flakey and itchy. The main areas of irritation are on my forehead, nose and at the sides of my nose. From what I can see, it appears to be a lot of clogged pores that result in raised, bumpy, rough and red skin. I have been told that I have seborrheic dermatitis by the few dermatologists that I have seen and have been on their recommended treatments which seem to work for the first month, but then lose effect shortly after. I have also tried a bunch of remedies that I read online, but none that have completely fixed the problem.
I also have very oily and dry skin. My face produces a lot of oil in a day; by midday my face is very oily and shiny, and I’ll need to wipe off the excess oil. And I notice a lot of dry flakey bits (skin or sebum) that will rub off at my problem areas.
I have provided some pictures, here:
It would be great if I could get any help as to how to treat my skin so as to reduce the bumpiness and redness/irritation?
FYI, my current skincare routine consists of:
- rinsing my face twice a day with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser
- exfoliating with Sukin Oil Balancing Plus Charcoal Pore Refining Facial Scrub once or twice a week
- moisturising after with Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion with natural colloidal oatmeal