I've been struggling with dry skin on my face for years now.
I was given accutane as a teen (a decade ago) and I believe that has permanently affected my skin. I am not sure if this is true but it is my only guess. The issue does not run in my family.
I've tried a lot of things over the years.. they all helped to some degree, but never enough. Including:
- olive oil consumption
- coconut oil consumption
- olive oil soap (most helpful)
- shorter, colder showers
- skipping washing my face a few times a week
Finally, the obvious solution that I never really tried enough: drinking massive amounts of water.
I've been doing this for the past month and it has helped a lot. HOWEVER, I am drinking a full glass of water nearly every hour, and constantly peeing. It's great to be able to smile without my face hurting, but the constant trips to the bathroom are an issue.
Currently peeing about 10 times a day.
How much water should a person drink? (I am 180 lbs)
Could my symptoms be an indication of a different issue?