I have always had quite dry skin, or dry patches on my face. but i now have acne too.
I am using the regime (slightly altered) with the products clean and clear advantage wash - it only slightly foams and isn't very strong, Quinoderm 5% for my Benzoyl Peroxide (I cannot find 2.5%, so I only use it once at night) and for my moisturiser, i am using Neutrogena visibly clear pink grapefruit moisturiser.
I picked these product according to Dans list of products (but Dans list of products are mainly available in the US so I did my best to find the UK versions or best substitutes I could) and ingredients to look for and stay away from, all of these products are good in this area.
So let me get to the point, I have been using The Regime for 2 weeks and have noticed that my acne is calming down, my spots are clearing up, the improvements are visible (no where near complete, but i am happy to see results). I have even felt ok going out without makeup.
But... My skin is so dry, I am moisturising twice a day (and recently more) but my skin is really dry and dehydrated, I am drinking water as I should be but noticing no difference. My face feels tight, looks grey and horrible.
I dont know what to do/ use that will aid the reduction of my acne as apposed to make it get worse.
What can i do/ use to hydrate my skin that wont aggravate the acne? or clog my pores further?