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    Old 08-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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    Question spreading sandpaper skin

    I have really rough skin on my face, front side of my neck, ears (in and behind), chest, and shoulders. It's like little white plugs are in my pores and/or hair follicles (they're not black heads or white heads). I can't squeeze anything out, but I can gently pull a little bit of it out with a tweezers.
    At first started on my left cheekbone a few years ago and then eventually slowly spread across to the areas I mentioned previously. At first I thought it was keratosis pilaris but I'm not convinced that's what it really is, though it looks exactly like chicken skin on my chest, but on my face I can see that there's something in the pores and/or hair follicles.
    There's no redness, no blotches, and no itching - just rough, dry sandpaper skin. I can exfoliate and moisturize like crazy and my skin will feel smooth, but a few days later the sandpaper skin comes back.
    I'm not sure if this is from eating something that I'm not aware I'm allergic to or if it's because of my hypothyroidism.
    Any ideas of what this could be?

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    Old 08-23-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
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    Re: spreading sandpaper skin

    Make appt. with Dermatologist. Why stress about it??

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    dry skin, pores, rough skin

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