Sep 11, 2012
I have a skin condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis and it appears on my face (hairline, nose and cheeks) It leaves big red oozy patches and flaky, dry looking skin. I try to manage it with ketoconazole shampoo (which has worked the best for me, IMO) but I still have patches on my skin.
When I wear makeup, which I have to to cover all the affected areas, it ends up looked caked up and/or doesn't really cover well or last very long. Is there a good foundation out there that is tougher than your average stuff to cover this up? I haven't been wearing makeup as often lately, but when I do, I want it to look good because that usually means I am dressing up.
Also, anybody out there have a good skin regimen to try? As of now, all I use it is the Ketaconazole shampoo to try and maintain. I don't know what kind of lotion I should be using, if I should use a toner, etc. My dermatologist was not helpful with that at all..
Dermatologists aren't really helpful with skincare I've noticed.
For a lotion, try Atopalm MLE cream (you can get it at skinstore.com). It was developed in Korea as a treatment for atopic dermatitis. It has lipids, ceramides, and cholesterol (the three fats in your skin) and over time will help to rebuild your skins barrier, making it less reactive.
I would skip toner if I were you. I know the temptation to clean your face with alcohol, but that's just going to increase inflammation.
For makeup, try dermablend. It was specifically developed to cover skin conditions like vitiligo.
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