Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Skin Care and Diseases

Dry skin

05/23/2006

Question:

Im 16 and for a few years now i have had dry skin on my face. It`s bad because everytime i have a shower my skin on my face goes bright white and becomes easy to peel off. What does that happen?. I have tried a few moisturizers but it seems everytime i add them, i have a shower later that night and the moisturizer i added becomes visible on the top layer of my skin. I doesnt seem to be sinking in my skin and moisturizing. Can you help me?

Answer:

The problem you have described is very unusual.  You need to see a board certified dermatologist who can examine you thoroughly, take a thorough history, particularly a family history of similar problems, and if necessary take a small piece of tissue to see what the problem really is.  I seriously doubt that it is just "dry skin".

Good luck!

For more information:

Go to the Skin Care and Diseases health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Charles L Heaton, MD
Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati