Flaking, and dry skin around mouth please suggest what should I do to get rid of it?
Hello, I am 22 years old female. I have flaking and dry skin around my mouth after applying the over-the-counter medication (gel) to treat my acne. I have applied the gel only three times. The skin around my mouth is red and I am also experiencing slight itching. My doctor told me I will experience dry skin after the application of the gel. Please suggest some home remedies to treat Flaking and dry skin around the mouth. What can I do?
@kaea Hello, yes some anti-acne medications can dryness. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser or plain water, moisturize the dry area regularly (Moisturizing dry skin overnight, immediately after a wash, or after exfoliating can help keep in more moisture for longer periods of time.), You can apply aloe vera gel and coconut oil. Talk to your doctor if it doesn’t get better and ask him to change your medication as too much dryness can cause irritation. Thanks!