Last march I used new product and skin reacted very badly, dry, red scaly. For about 3 months after I tried using various moisturisers (with few weeks between each one) all of which caused reactions, some major others minor. I then went few months applying nothing but this was in summer, and whilst I stayed out of the midday heat I was exposed to late afternoon sun regularly which I fear worsened my skin. After seeing derm who said I had small pathces of ezema (serb D) I then tried few more products but everything still reacted (jojoba oil, shea butter, la roche posay, Avene, Cetaphil, baby products etc etc). Some times reactions were not face reddening but breakouts of larger pores and skin looking older and more grainy.
I now think my problem is my skin barrier is so damaged that any ingredient I put on it reacts thus prohibiting the skin repairing. As a result I am now intending to go 6 months without using anything, eating super healthy (i do anyway), supplements, wash face with bottled water only at night, and no sun rays.
I would just like your thought on this. My skin does look healthier when I leave it for few weeks, but it is still dry. Will it heal by itself and hpw long will it take.?
Thanks for your help