Re: Flakey Peeling Skin on my Nose
Hi Boylin - I have what sounds like the same problem. In my case I have rather large pores in the outer creases next to my nostrils, and the skin tends to flake there. And as I've gotten older, overall the skin on my face tends to flake a bit, especially on my nose and chin. Not only that, but I have a small spot in the middle of my nose that is continually dry and constantly flakes and peels. (My dermatologist biopsied it and it is not cancerous.) I got a prescription cream to use on it when needed.
HOWEVER, I found what works best for me for the flaking problem quite by accident. It's a prescription medication called keralytic gel. (You can also buy it OTC, but the formulation isn't strong enough to do the job...you need the 6% salicylic acid strength.) It's actually a medication that is meant for use on rough, dry skin on the soles of your feet. One day, in desperation during a bad bout of acne/itchy bumps on my face, I tried putting it all over my face before bedtime. I reasoned that if I could keep my skin continually peeling, and therefore more oxygenated, this might kill the bacteria that causes acne. This stuff worked like a charm...but the interesting thing I found was that it also completely eliminated the flaking problem.
I only use it when I see my skin is starting to flake, once a day before bedtime...problem solved. And it is completely non-irritating to the skin.
Also, for all you CYST ACNE sufferers out there, I want to let you know that this stuff works miracles. Whenever I start to get one of those red knots under the skin that turns into cyst acne (which will not come to a head and drain like other pimples), I just apply this stuff, once aday. Usually the cyst never forms at all...it goes completely away within a day or so. If it does form, it's very mild and disappears within a few days. I don't know how this works, but it does. I used to have to get a shot into the cyst to kill it, but not anymore. I had to beg my dermatologist for a prescription, because it isn't intended for the face, but when I convinced her it really is the only thing that works for me, she gave me the prescription.