Thursday, 16 April 2015

Dry Skin Problems.

For all of my teenage life and the first few years of my twenties, I had SUPER oily skin. If you've been following my blog for some time you'll know two years ago, I had an 8 month course of Roaccutane for acne. It's a super high dose of Vitamin A which completely dries out your skin. Although I'm so thankful it worked, dry skin comes with it's own problems, which you will know if you suffer from sandpaper-esque skin like me.

1. Some days I wake up with snake-like skin - My legs sometimes look like something out of the reptile house. This is not a cool look for summer. I get pretty itchy behind the knees and around my ankles making leg shaving an issue too..hello Gorilla legs.

2. Eczema and eyelids are not a good match - Yep, my least favourite dry skin addition is my eyelids. They can get super uncomfortable and really itchy, but on the upside it does look like I'm wearing some crazy pink eye shadow. Silver linings. 

3. Sometimes it snows in summer - My scalp seems to have jumped on the dry skin bandwagon leaving me with very attractive skin in my hair. Yum. Thank God for Head and Shoulders.

4. Nail varnish lasts approximately 10 seconds - My nails have a habit of breaking very easily and quickly. I'm lucky if I can get one day chip free nail varnish. Brittle and dry nails are never a good look.

5. Removing several layers of skin every time you shave - My armpits (TMI?!) get unbelievably sore after I shave them. I'm often left with a lovely red line where the razor has taken off more than a few hairs. Trust me dry skin and deodorant is not a pleasant mix and leaves me wafting my pits for sometime whilst trying not to cry.

6. Dry skin does not equal flawless make up - I figured that dryer skin would mean my make up would stay put for longer. Don't get me wrong it doesn't slide off my skin like it did when I had oily skin, but it does flake off during the day. I often end up with lots of random patches of no make up and some lovely flakes hanging off my nose. So attractive.

Please tell me I'm not alone in all these dry skin issues!

Katie xx

(All Images from Pinterest)


  1. try that £1 shampoo in tea tree, I use it when my eczema is really bad and it helps! less harsh in comparison to head and shoulders too. Also the body shop's shower gels are soap free and fab for using as a shaving gel, i don't find they dry my skin out as much or irritate it! i'm currently in the acne/eczema/combo skin zone and it's driving me mad! xxx

  2. I feel your paint, my dry skin isnt as bad, i get a seriously dry scalp, hands and my face is terrible. I find using a intense oil treatment really helps :)

  3. OMG ALL OF THE THINGS #TEAMGORILLALEGS. My skin has been SO bad lately, and the weather isn't even cold! I use coconut oil which used to work wonders but now my legs are still reptile-dry ): I went to the dermatologist for some Ketoconzanole shampoo which really helped with a flaky scalp, but nothing else has cured my eczema. So annoying but glad I'm not the only one suffering!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  4. I feel ya girl :( I have eczema and it suuuuucks. It's spread all over my right hand now I can barely write anymore :( My armpits and legs alwaaaays hurt and itch after shaving too. Not cooool! :(

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