For the past 5-6 years, I battle a new problem: any time my face comes into contact with water (or even touching), my skin breaks up, becomes chalky, and white. The most affected areas are my nose, mouth, chin, and between eyebrows. I have dry skin on other body parts but this is different, it's almost like someone drew on my face with chalk. I have survived with constant use of moisturizers (neutrogena), avoiding public water contact, etc.
For treatment, I was prescribed some sort of anti-inflammatory steroid cream which did nothing. I have tried green tea moisturizers, I tried quitting using moisturizers. Nothing works.
I am wondering if I permanently damaged my skin when I am younger? Is my use of moisturizers stopping my body from producing natural moisturizers? Or am I suffering from something else? Any help is desperately appreciated.