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stinging skin

About 2 months ago I noticed my skin would sting when I was washing and also when I was in the gym through sweating. I stopped exfoliating as my skin is dry and sensitive anyway this seemed to help. Now it's beginning to sting again when I clean my face and again when I sweat. It even hurts when I moisturise and i'm using vitamin E cream as it is still dry in patches on my forehead and cheeks. I was wondering is there anything out there to buy over the counter to ease the stinging or will I need to see a dermatologist?
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I feel vaseline is not only the best moisturizer,but  good anti inflamatory agent best suited to your condition.
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Hello,
  I cannot confirm anything without examination but it sounds like irritant contact dermatitis. Irritant dermatitis, the most common type of contact dermatitis, involves inflammation resulting from contact with acids, alkaline materials such as soaps and detergents, cosmetics, or other chemicals.

Avoid using any lotions and creams over the face for the meantime. Wash your face with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat your face dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves.If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort.

If the irritation persists then pls get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
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