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My skin is very complicated at the moment . I cannot define

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My skin is very complicated at the moment . I cannot define what type of skin it is. Growing up, I had oily skin i think? But i used to use exfoliant aha/ bha pads with alcohol that I think dried it out.Now i find that the only think that works for my skin is cleansing with goats milk soap. Then applying to damp, towel dried skin a mixture of 3/5ths water, 2/5s rosewater and aloe juice. Then a couple of drops of various oils: safflower, sweetalmond, rosehip, jojoba and a little grapeseed. This is the only thing that moisturises and seems to sink into my skin. Am i doing this right? What is going on with my skin. Thank you
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this question.Do you have a pic of the skin?
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It sounds to me like you have dehydrated the skin with the medicine you used
It is probably normally oily but you have extracted all the natural oils
A picture of it would confirm for me.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here it is
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I definitely think that is the case.Plus you have acne
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes quite bad acne. So what can I do to remedy the situatuation because if I moisturise on dry skin, it simply does not absorb
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would try taking an oral antibioticLike minocyclineit will fight the acne and not dry out the skin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for your help. But i should keep with the same way of moisturising through mixing waters and oils and applying to the skin..also, it seems when i apply normal moisturiser on dry skin, it just seems to get drier and break out. Why does this happen. Thank you again for your help
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It could be the specific moisturizerI would use cetaphil or eucerin. they are milder
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One last thing, my skin in my body is also very dry, does this mean my whole body is dehydrated?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes, it does. do you drink enough water?you may also need a humidifier in the house
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for your help. You have been amazing. I have one now.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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