Why does my facial skin feel like waxy leather?
January 8, 2011 8:48 PM Subscribe
The skin on my face spontaneously started feeling tough and waxy to the touch. What could have caused this?
posted by rachaelfaith to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I touched my hand to my right cheek area a bit ago, and found it very thick, tough and waxy. It's the only area on my face that feels like this. It's a bit itchy and throbby, but maybe that's because I've been poking at it.
I don't think I ate anything unusual today, and the only things I've used on my face are hydrocortisone ointment (for my eczema) and Weleda's Skin Food cream- both are products I normally use, though I guess I don't typically use the ointment on my face.
I've had eczema all my life, but I don't recall ever feeling anything like this.
Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I was considering taking a Benadryl, but I was hoping to stay awake a bit later and it puts me right to sleep.