(This is also my first post on here.)
I've had my fair share of skin issues, dermatologist misdiagnoses, and trials with products. To keep a long story short, my skin is combination (oily/shiny with dryness sometimes), acne-prone (used medications including antibiotics in the past), VERY sensitive (I've been misdiagnosed with rosacea/seb derm/etc.), and well I guess that is it.
I used to have pretty good skin for a while using Biore Combination Cleanser, Aveeno Ultra Calming day lotion, and Cerave PM lotion. Around August Aveeno f***ed up their ingredients and it no longer worked. I tried Cerave AM lotion and that wasn't good/brought redness (this is what lead to a bad diagnosis of rosacea, a MetroGel prescription, and the worst facial skin reaction I've ever had). I've been trying out different products for the past few months since, and right now I have something decent which includes:
- Wash with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser 2 times each day (morning and night before bed).
- Moisturize with Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensitive Skin in morning (I think this is correct...there are like 8 different versions on the internet).
- Moisturize with Vanicream Lite Lotion at night.
So far this has been treating me well enough. I was switching products too often there for a while which really irritated my redness prone skin. I was getting flaky for the first time in years and everything calmed down for the most part when I started this regimen 1 week ago.
However, this morning I noticed I have this ridiculously large zit under the skin on the side of my nose. It isn't coming to a head (and might not) but it's painful and I'm not sure if it's because I need to change any of the products. I don't really get giant break-outs, just little situations like these every so often. I also have this weird small red zit (I think) on my one cheek that isn't even raised, just a little red/bumpy kind of.
Before this regimen I was using Avene - Hydrance Optimale UV Light Hydrating Cream SPF 20, and that was when my face got really irritated and dry. I was thinking of trying the Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15, but I'm also worried it will be like the Avene cream.
I know this was a lot of text, and if you've made it through I applaud you...I've even bolded products since I mention so many. However, I guess my main question is, do you think I should stick with my current regimen a little longer (and if so how long), and do you also think the Murad product might be a good switch? I know that I have the capability to have clear/non irritated skin seeing how I was not even a half year ago.
Thank you in advance to ANY feedback. I appreciate it!