I was clinically depressed a month or so back so I used to cry hysterically almost everyday for two years. However, for the past few months my face started burning near my eyes and under my nose. I know it is caused by all of the crying, and the areas felt very dry (usually my skin is oily so I don't use moisturizer much) so I put moisturizer on and it felt like my face was on fire. Now it doesn't burn that bad, but every time I cry (which is few times nowadays ) it hurts real bad, any suggestions to completely get rid of the burning?
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how's the quality of the Kleenex in your house? if you rub your eyes and nose with tissues, then it does matter whether the tissues were of good quality. The cheap rough stuff is certainly going to chafe your skin more than the fluffy quilted goods (I'd have to say Puffs makes good tissues). Definitely dab instead of rub and scrub your tears away.
The salt in your tears can also irritate your skin. Instead of wiping off with a dry tissue, try washing your face with water. It'll dilute the salt. if not, then at least wet the tissue with water before wiping.
moisturize in spots if your skin is oily. that way you don't make your whole face too greasy.
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