Dry Flaky Skin

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I've been struggling with dry flaky skin and have posted a couple times about the issue.

 

I recently went to my local Sephora and told them about my concerns. The sales woman suggested I use Korres Milk Cream Foaming Cleanser and also the Korres Yogurt Moisturizing Cream.

 

It's only been two days now so I haven't noticed any improvement.  My skin is still dry and flaky after washing it.

 

I'm also still confused on whether or not I should wash my skin morning and night? And also how often I should be exfoliating. I feel like my skin is fragile and exfoliating too much will only make it worse.

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Hi Arête. Remember to drink plenty of water and include healthy fats into your diet. Your skin is the largest organ we own. With our fast lifestyle we tend not to eat as heathy as we should. Re-evaluate your fluid and food choices. Good luck and peace.

Denise

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If you have dry skin you should only be exfoliating about once a week. The korres foaming cleanser has gentle chemical exfoliants but seeing as you havent noticed any improvement I would try kate somervilles exfolikate! Its amazing and you can get a gentle version too. The exfolikate is on their btg for I think $25. The exfolicating will help remove the flaky skin, otherwise you could try a mask.

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Two days is not long enough to notice an improvement and your skin isn't going to improve with anything unless you give it enough time to work. Hope this helps!

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Also, Arete, take a look back to some of the previous threads you posted in regards to your issues with dryness:

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Dry-Skin-Help/m-p/423835#M4809

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/What-am-I-doing-wrong/m-p/436777#M5984

 

Lots of users and Mods on BT have offered up advice to you on this, so you can take bits and pieces from it all to put together a regimen to help focus on the matter!

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Korres has the Instant Yoghurt Soothing Gel. I use that in my dry spots and it never ceases to amaze me!!

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I would consider including an actual exfoliating wash into your routine rather than use your Clarisonic alone.

 

Though the pulsating motions from the Clarisonic does help break down surface layers of dead skin, it's not specifically an exfoliating tool, but a cleansing tool that has benefits of exfoliation but only to a certain degree.

 

For starters, use a physical based scrub with gentle particles like Boscia's Facial Smoothing Polish (gentle and rounded sugar polymers buff dead skin off) or Peter Thomas Roth's Buffing Beads (gentle jojoba beads massage and break down dry/dead skin). Use the product 1-2