Well, I've been looking for new products to use on my face because literally EVERYTHING I use causes me to dry out. I can manage to keep my face 98% clear (always have at least 1-2 whiteheads) with cleansers and moisturisers, but my skin never looks healthy, it's always oily/flaky which I think this is due to me stripping my skin of its natural oils.
I want to be able to have that skin back where I can wake up and feel like I don't have to rush to the bathroom and slather chemicals on it...the skin I had as a child. I want to be able to go out and it just feel consistent all day long without progressively getting more oily during the day after washing it in the morning.
I think I'm going to very lightly moisturise (pea sized amount) for the first few weeks and then stop all products completely. The moisturiser I use right now contains salicylic acid and that's kinda the type of ingredient I want to get away from. Some people say that if you have acne it is imperative that you cleanse in order to remove bacteria, but it makes me question what people did before all these products were around...surely people just washed it with water, right?
It just seems like the obvious thing to do because I know that my acne problems began as soon as I started messing with really harsh acne treatments. I literally had one pimple when I was around 13 and slathered my face with some really harsh astringent and it all went down hill from there. I believe that I have ruined the natural PH of my skin and it is just incapable of healing itself, so it's time I do something about it!
I'll keep you updated, it's worth a try I guess!
Edited by LewisS, 11 March 2013 - 08:21 AM.