After trying a million and one facial products, I’ve finally discovered the secret to keeping my skin clear. It’s been rough for me because my cheeks and chin are dry, but I have a semi-oily T-zone. My mother kept saying that I can’t do the same thing to my forehead that I do to the rest of my face. Mother’s are always right.
I still wash my face with Cetaphil. All of the dermatologists I’ve gone to have all said to use Cetaphil as a face wash because it’s gentle. I’ve discovered that I can use almost any moisturizer on my checks and chin. I’m currently using Olay Active Hydrating Cream in the night and Olay All day UV Moisture Cream in the day. It has SPF15. Good enough? I think so. I only use that one in the day because of the SPF, I actually prefer the one I use in the night. (Didn’t it used to be called Oil of Olay though?). All of the older women with beautiful skin say they use Olay “The pink one” which is the original one. It must be doing something right.
For my forehead… here’s the shocker… I use… NOTHING! Not a single thing. Unfortunately no SPF either. Apparently it produces enough oil to moisturize itself. I’ve had very few breakouts since I started doing this. I remember that this was what I used to do a loooong time ago, before I developed acne. Sometimes, the simple solutions are the best.
I’m sure this will all become null and void when the weather changes. Then I’ll be back to square one.