February 10th, 2006

Birdy Love

Skin getting tight and dryer?

I purchased a couple new facial products last week, including Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Blemish Anti-Wrinkle cleanser, and Neutrogena moisturizer for combination skin. I was having dryness and flakiness around my nose and a bit on my forehead, but was breaking out on my cheeks.

I've been washing every night with the cleanser, per the directions on the container, and moisturizing immediately after. I occasionally moisturize again in the morning if I'm feeling dry. I haven't been wearing make-up, and am exfoliating every two-three days. I also have been using Biore' pore strips on my nose and chin once a week.

I've noticed, though, that my skin feels really tight after the evening washing and lotioning. And last night, I noticed that the flakiness on my forehead has increased a great deal. Is this just my skin adjusting to the new products, or should I be looking to switch products?