What are you using on your skin? If you're using acne products...then you're right --- you'll want to use a moisturizer. The one my derm recommended and the only one that works for my super oily (but also irritated flakey skin) is DML lotion. It is sold online and in most drugstores like Walgreens. It was developed specifically for acne prone sensitive skin...dries quickly and stops flaking --- very soothing.
I also recommend that you might consider some dietary changes to help stop oiliness...and consequently you may be able to use less acne meds. The thing that made a huge difference for me is avoiding all dairy and especially all processed oils or added oils such as in salad dressings, cooking oils, margarines, butter, mayo, etc. I eat foods that naturally have fat such as avocado or salmon...just not any processed oils. These oils are very concentrated and can cause inflammation in the body that results in more oily skin. This is hard to do at first but you'll see a difference within a couple of weeks. Your skin will be less oily and inflamed.
Thanks for your response.
I use tretinoin at night, wait 30-40 minutes, then add moisturizer. I was also prescribed Minocycline two times a day. Then I was my face in the morning, wait 10-20 minutes, and then put moisturizer.
I stopped drinking milk and reduced my intake of dairy products (which sucks, 'cause I love cheese) a month ago, but I haven't noticed any changes. Or maybe I have, but I stopped when I started taking the Minocycline and applying the tretinoin, so I'm not sure what is working and what not. I also stopped eating mayo.
Is it okay if I skip the moisturizer in the morning? Would that be bad for my skin? 'Cause I'm tired of looking like a pool of oil when I go out in public .
I'll definitely check that DML lotion.
Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it!
So, what the title says, no moisturizer works for me! They all make me greasy and more oily no matter how "matte" or for "oily skin" they are, they just make me shine and greasy for the rest of the day. I'm starting to giving up. Some work better, obviously, but they all make me greasy at the end of the day.
Yep, so stop using them.
Would that be good or healthy for my skin if I stop using moisturizers? Is using moisturizer after tretinoin a must or just a preference?