In an attempt to conceal this, I've tried using liquid foundation (makeup). However, for some odd reason, as I apply the makeup onto my skin, I can see dead skin cells underneath the makeup. In other words, it looks like I don't exfoliate.
But, of course I do. In my attempt to eliminate the problem, I've tried:
- pH balanced AHA and BHA products (1-2 times per week)for several months with no results.
- Retin-A for 3 months with no results.
- an exfoliating scrub
- I've applied duct tape onto my face, slowly peeling it off, and seeing some dead skin come off, but even then, I still see flaky dead skin cells underneath as I apply foundation(makeup). They aren't visible when my skin is bare, however, they show up underneath makeup.
It is not visible from a few feet away. You would need to come very close to my face to see it.
For this reason, I avoid wearing liquid foundation. I only use powder foundation, and even then, the dead skin eventually becomes visible by the end of the day. I am NOT dehydrated either, I normally drink close to 2 liters of water daily. I'm also not on any medication.
My family doctor managed to get me an appointment with one of the top dermatologists in my city, and I will be seeing him next year. I fear the derm scolding me because I'm a clear-skinned patient with a mere cosmetic problem. This derm typically treats those with the most severe skin problems.
In a nutshell, MY SKIN WON'T EXFOLIATE!!! For this reason, I dont feel my moisturizers and sunscreens are penetrating as effectively as they could be.
Does anyone experience/experienced the same problem? Please give me your insight. Thank you.
Edited by sharpie9999, 06 December 2009 - 08:55 PM.