You Aren't Exfoliating
This seems like a no-brainer, but skipping this essential step to perfect skin can lead to flaky skin. It's important to remove dead surface skin, but it is just as crucial to choose the right exfoliating product to guarantee no extra irritation. Be sure to choose something nonabrasive and creamy. My favorite is Mario Badescu Almond & Honey Non-Abrasive Face Scrub ($15). It gently exfoliates dull skin and refines pores while almond oil and honey nourish and hydrate. The best part of this product is that it smells like heaven.