Alright, I’m curious if anyone is doing this – using 2 different moisturisers on your face at the same time.
Not layering them, but using them in different areas for different reasons to target different concerns. Anyone? 🙂
I’ve been experimenting with this tip for a few months and because I’ve seen results, I wanted to share it in case you too were facing the same issues I did and weren’t sure how to deal with it.
Basically, I realised that when I had my hormonal or general breakouts, they tend to be concentrated around my chin area. To keep the skin clear therefore, I was using one of those moisturisers for blemished skin. I was using the remnants of my Vichy Normaderm moisturisers and upon reader suggestions, picked up the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Corrective and Unclogging Anti-Imperfection Care which I think may be the wrong product! HAHA! That aside, it’s a moisturiser that contains salicylic acid to control skin imperfections and help unclog pores similar to the way the Vichy Normaderm moisturisers perform.
I found that the La Roche Posay cream was helping calm and smooth my skin and my spots would go away eventually, but I suffered another set back. The parts of my face that did not have breakouts i.e. cheeks and nose, weren’t getting enough hydration. So, I’d have a clear chin, but a peeling nose. Jeez, will this never end? So one day, in a fit of pique, I decided to use 2 different moisturisers on my face.
Around my chin area or wherever I have breakouts or pimple spots, I’d use the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo moisturiser, but on the other parts of my face, I’d use a hydrating moisturiser which at this point in time is the Origins Make a Difference Plus + and the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +, which I’m taking for another trial spin.
At night, I do the same thing. LRP around my chin, and the Dior Capture Totale Night Cream on my cheeks and nose area.
Problem solved! The hydrating creams take care of the dry and flaky non-breakout skin while the targeted cream take care of the spots. When my spots and breakouts go away, I go back to my regular creams all over the face. When I happen to breakout again, I go back to this 2-in-1 treatment.
Sure, it adds one more step to my skincare routine but it takes just 2 seconds so I don’t see the problem, plus I like how my skin is getting what it needs where it needs it most, instead of just carpet-bombing my whole face with treatment cream and drying it out 🙂 If you didn’t realise, sometimes you can even break out from having skin that’s too dry. Oh yes you can!
The thing about trying this skincare tip is, you have to know and understand your skin in order to know what it is your skin needs and when. Yes, using a hydrating serum underneath helps but I’ve found that my skin needs a lot more than just hydrating serum. It needs a hydrating serum AND a hydrating and/or anti-aging moisturiser to be at its optimum.
If you are using a whitening product, I’d hesitate to tell you to try this because if the product works, you’d want your skin to be even toned overall not just in certain areas. So this only really works for those who have problems with spot breakouts and don’t want your breakout creams to dry out the rest of your face.
Have you tried doing something similar with your skincare?
I’m always doing madcap experimentations with my creams and how I use them and sometimes, I hit on a hit and sometimes, I don’t. This was one of those where a lightbulb came on over my head and I ran naked out in the streets shouting “Eureka!” only of course, I didn’t. Really.