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Is there something I can put on my face to make it less dry?

Is there something I can put on my face to make it less dry?

Yes: There are lotions/creams designed for use on the face available at pharmacies that are less likely to cause acne (the term is "noncomedogenic"). It is best to wet the skin with warm water before applying the cream so the moisture can be "trapped" by the cream. However, if the "dryness" doesn't improve, gets worse, or develops redness/pain, then see your physician to be sure it isn't another issue. ...Read more

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Can I still put make up even if I have dry and flaky skin on face?

Can I still put make up even if I have dry and flaky skin on face?

If you put makeup: on dry flaky skin it can appear more dry. i would first use moisturizing sunscreen, then if less flaky could use mineral makeup. but if dryness persists, see dermatologist for prescription treatment ...Read more

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My 3 month old has dry skin on his face. What can I put besides vaseline?

My 3 month old has dry skin on his face. What can I put besides vaseline?

Moisturizers: Aquaphor ointment is a better option than vaseline for dry chapped skin. Also cream moisturizers are more lubricating than lotions. Cereve cream, acid manlte cream, and vanicream are very lubricating. Moisturise frequently for betterresults. ...Read more

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I put rubbing alcohol on my face and now my skins flaky and really dry and it hurts when I touch my zit.?

I put rubbing alcohol on my face and now my skins flaky and really dry and it hurts when I touch my zit.?

Acne: I agree. Alcohol can really dry out the skin. If used on an individual acne pimple it could help to dry out that lesion. However, salicylic acid gel is probably a better choice. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

Go to a doctor: Baby's skin is very delicate and it is not good to treat it with things that are fine for older children and adults. A facial rash may not be serious, but it may be part of an allergic reaction or something else requiring a prescription. Make an appointment or visit an urgent care clinic to avoid problems. Vaseline does not sound good, but ask a druggist for a baby product that won't hurt. ...Read more