DivaQ: Dry Skin and Pimples

Aayushi asks: 

” Dearest Divassence,

My skin has become rough (whenever I touch its like cement kind of feeling, there are some dark patches too..and pimples also :'( leaving marks). I never had pimples but now I’m having pimples all over my face
and even though I’m not touching or rubbing them they leaving marks on my face. I’m using Parachute lotion as I feel it is very oily but still after applying it my skin is rough n dry. My skin was soft but now it become so rough n dry that I hate to touch it.

I’m using Jovees strawberry face wash followed by Everyouth face scrub and Gulab Jal. I’m using Vaseline Body Lotion Plus Parachute body lotion. I’m not using any face packs now as I forgot to bring them.

Please please please suggest something :'( ”

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My Suggestions: 

Since Aayushi has moved from Delhi to Nepal, the weather changes, the food and water might have made an impact on her skin. And since she doesn’t know what products are available there, these are some natural remedies that I would like to suggest. 

Neem leaves are good for pimples. Boil water and add a handful of neem leaves and use it to wash your face. Also grind neem and apply it on your pimples. 

Use a pack with honey, lemon and banana. Good for dark patches. 

Use Green Gram Flour on your face for dry skin. 

I’ve also done a post on natural remedies for pimple prone skin here.  

And if I had to suggest a store bought product, it would have to be the Cetaphil Cleanser for Sensitive Skin which would be the safest at the moment. And the Cetaphil moisturizer for dry skin also helps!

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8 thoughts on “DivaQ: Dry Skin and Pimples

  • March 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    That’s a really good suggestion. But I’d like to ask if you use those body lotions on face? I think you shouldn’t use it since facial skin is 10 times thinner than body skin. Use a good cleanser and moisturizer designed for face as suggested by Deepsi. Plus natural cleansers really help the most. Use gram flour, turmeric and yogurt mixture. it’s the best. 🙂

    • March 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

      gayatri i never thought tht there would be difference btw body lotion and all..
      bt i will definately look into this 🙂

    • March 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Ya I heard a lot that body lotions are made for body skin only. So strictly no to it for face. 🙂

  • March 8, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Dry skin is a sign of damage more than lack of moisture. I suugest you to be as gentle with your skin as possible. Apply a mild facewash, cetaphil is available round the world I guess ! And sleep with a non comedogenic rich moisturizer. Invest in a good sunscreen to prevent further damage !

    • March 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Rashmi thankx for ur suggestion…
      I’m using Lotus herbal sunscreen with spf 15..i guess
      I will definately try to find out cetaphil here..
      can u suggest a good night cream for skin renewable??

    • March 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      SPF 15 is too low aayushi ! Actually i have no idea what brands they sell here, let me know and I’ll tell you about the night cream. Cetaphil’s moisturizing lotion is quite decent too !

    • March 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Hey rashmi thanx alot 🙂
      I’m 23 and started using garnier night cream a month back…
      wasnt able to see any difference…nw m nt using any night cream…

  • March 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

    hi aayushi , u should really consider a higher SPF, but this depends on your ur sun exposure and how many times u reapply. as foe applying body lotion over face , i dont think that their is any harm in it. facial skin is delicate but body lotions are not acids. yeah , facial creams are better with added benefits. if u really wanna good facial cream , you can try olay regenerist range. they are top selling skin repair cream worldwide.


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