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boyfriend has dry patches of skin that flakes and falls off: HELP!!

Hi, my boyfriend gets dry patches of skin on his face and hairline, that peel and get red. Especially on his forehead. I want him to use a moisturizer because his skin is clearly too dry, but he doesn't want his face to be too oily. What can we do?

Hi Sunshine24682,   Those are all great suggestions every...

Hi Sunshine24682,

 

Those are all great suggestions everyone!

 

I agree with some of the previous posts if his skin keeps peeling he might want to visit a dermatologist. His peeling skin could be for a number of reasons.  Does he spend a lot of time in the sun? If he does I would recommend that he use a sunscreen everyday.

 

In the meantime I would recommend the Clinique M-Gel lotion. I know men like this product because it is fragrance free and oil free.  This product will hydrate his skin quickly, but he will not feel heaviness on his skin hours later. Hopefully he will find that the results are worth putting it onSmiley Happy

 

M Gel-Lotion

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Re: boyfriend has dry patches of skin that flakes and falls off: HELP!!

1) Figure out whether he is using any products that might dry out his skin-eliminate for a few days and see if the skin improves. Is he itching or scratching? 2) If he still has issues, he needs to see a dermatologist. Checking for skin cancer is a must. He could have eczema or another skin condition that will need to be addressed by a physician. 3) If a skin condition is ruled out, then a moisturizer like Epionce Barrier Cream is fantastic for dry skin.

Slather it on his face when he's sleeping! I'm kidding. T...

Slather it on his face when he's sleeping! I'm kidding. Try to suggest for him to use a moisturizer when he sleeps; that way, if it gets oily, who will see him? I love using Murad's Skin Perfecting Lotion, but since a guy's a guy, he's probably used to being low maintenance so I would start out with a drugstore brand first. I think the key is to look for an oil-free moisturizer. I hope this helps and good luck!

those patches of skin peel?  That might actually be a med...

those patches of skin peel?  That might actually be a medical issue that he needs to see a dermatologist for, but something that might help soothe it would be First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.  It can be used anywhere on your body, including your face.  I use it for a night moisturizer sometimes when I really need it, and have used it for bug bites and burns as well.  It's $28 for a jar for it.  I would try it and see if it helps his skin.

Perhaps he needs to rethink what he washes his face with....

Perhaps he needs to rethink what he washes his face with. My husband had to give up his beloved bar of bath soap on his face (yikes, talk about drying!) when he started to get dry patches. I got him a tube of First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and a jar of Ultra Repair Cream. He only uses the cream at night (he doesn't like to use product during the day, I can barely get him to wear sunscreen!), but it has really helped his skin.

 

If he thinks these suggestions are too "girly", Zirh makes "Wash" and "Rejuvenate"- Zirh is a men's skincare line, the Wash is less drying than harsh cleansers and the Rejuvenate will give him some anti-aging and hydration help.


Hope this helps!

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