Hi! I have been using the acne miracle system..but my skin is really dry...i just bought Oil of Olay Total Effects Mositerizer and I just applied it..but i am scared about putting moisterizer on my face...i always feel like i am going to break out..does anyone else have this experience or feelings?
Hi DDF. I can TOTALLY understand your fear of moisturizers..I can count myself in with you. After all the good reviews of this product on here, I decided to try it last week. I have to tell you that I am really impressed by it. I do not feel greasy, and gosh I hope that my acne is not aggravated by it, because it truly feels good on the skin. I find it's a very nice base b4 makeup, and after about 5 days now, my skin is showing a very nice evenness to it. I think it's the nicest thing I have done FOR my skin. Maybe my skin is finally trying to say "thanks". I hope it continues to work and that it will work for you as well. Best of luck!'
I didn't have a great experience with the Total Effects personally (I think I was allergic to it), but I can totally relate to your feelings on moisturizer in general. For years I was really scared to use any because my face was already so oily and I felt like using it was a sure way to break out... However, this winter has been really harsh, and I ended up reincorporating moisturizer into my routine. I was actually shocked at the results; my face is a lot less oilier now that I use moisturizer when it was when I didn't. The best I can figure out is that without moisturizer, my skin was so dry that it was overcompensating by producing lots of oil... using moisturizer reversed the problem.
I can't say that I am clear using total Effects...but I wasn't clear 5 days ago when i started it. I do notice a pimple on each cheek and have relized that it was this blush that I changed to(loreal), because it is RIGHT where i apply the blush, so I'm blaming the blush and not the Olay. I feel it keeps my make up last longer and I am "appearing" clearer and smoother, if any of this makes any sense. I really want to continue it unless something awful happens or someone tells me it's terrible for "OUR" conditions, but as others have mentioned, being too dry makes us produce oil. I hope this will keep me balanced...we shall see. Regards,
I just bought total effects yesterday!
I only used it last night - but it smells delish!! lol
Ive been usuing the "intensive restoration treatment" with the retinol - it helps with the scars.
I hope it doesnt make my face break out!