Same problem. Philosophy rejuvenating cream works best for me.
It probably sounds a little crazy, but good exfoliation is key because you need to get rid of the dry dead skin on your face. Otherwise, you will just be adding moisturizer on top of dead skin. You just need to be careful when exfoliating, not to actually scrub the blemishes because it will spread the bacteria. Be careful when choosing an acne product also because chances are you are stuck in a cycle of drying out your skin and then trying to rehydrate it. Help Me by Philosophy is a great product to help get your skin back into shape (it helps with the breakouts and with the fine lines and post acne spots), just make sure to wear a good sunscreen when using this product. As far as moisturizers, when my skin gets really dried out, I incorporate Bobbi Brown Extra Oil into my routine. Although it is an oil, it really works, and doesn't break me out...it actually seems to have some healing properties although that hasn't been proven. Your skin is probably breaking out because it is too dry...this can cause breakouts just like being too oily can. You definitely need a balance. Try the Help Me and maybe the Bobbi Brown Oil...the entire line of Philosophy make-up optional products really are good. I use the Purity, HIAJ, Help Me (at night only) When Hope Is Not Enough serum, Hope and a Prayer (morning only), Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash (to cleanse in the morning), and a series of peels and masks (also by Philosophy). I know it seems like a lot, but my skin has never looked better or clearer. They have some great deals on kits too! I always say if you don't take care of your skin, your skin won't take care of you! Hope this helps...sorry it was so long!
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
(Chapel Hill, NC)