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KatharineAnn

Dry skin, red marks, moisturizer, and makeup?!

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Naturally, I have an oily T-zone, so I've never mosturized. I've been on Retin-A micro for 2 months and topical clindamycin for 2 weeks, and I haven't worn makeup in about 2 weeks. I used to have a huge forehead acne problem, andnow it is at least 50% better! However, I still have TONS of red marks on my forehead that make it LOOK like it hasn't gotten much better. I have something I want to make a good impression for on Sunday, so I decided to reach into my makeup bag and try to cover up the red marks with foundation - bad idea!

I haven't been moisturizing, even with the retin-a and antibiotics, because my skin doesn't feel dry to me. But the minute I put the smallest amount of foundation on - BOOM all my skin is flaking like crazy! I'm guessing this means I really DO need to moisturize, at least on my forehead. So my question is, should I be worried about Cetaphil moisturizer breaking me out? I obvioulsy cannot use makeup ever again until I start to moisturize, but I've been so paranoid about moisturizers causing breakouts. Is there a good one I should use? Or should I just bite the bullet, accept that I have red marks, and just not wear any makeup? sad.gif

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cetaphil works good.. but i recommend Aveeno.. It moisturizes better, doens't leave your face shiny and greasy looking.. and it feels lighter..

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