Our expert says:
Hi Sheena, thank you for the question.
Your best option would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the skin and decide on what the best treatment options are. Medical conditions such as xerosis, dermatitis, eczema, etc. should be excluded.
As a general rule your skin care regime should take the following into consideration:
A good SPF 50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide must be used daily and applied several times daily during our hotter months
Do not use granular scrubs or exfoliating face washes; the skin should be gently washed twice daily with a face wash – do not go for ‘squeaky clean’.
A good moisturizer such as Epimax (excellent value for money) is adequate and can be bought at any pharmacy.
One does not need a day and a night cream
Consider adding one product that contains anti oxidants and ‘cell stimulators’ such as NeoStrata’s Bionic Face Cream and Renewal Cream that can be used at night.
Stress may play a role with the skin changes you have noted and oral supplements within the prescribed doses will not harm.
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