koolaidshade wrote: ↑5 months agoWhy use a lightweight serum instead of a moisturizer? Are you just concerned that heavy moisturizers clog your pores?
what exact serum are you using?
It's dry where i'm from so i have to use that cerave PM lotion with niacinamide, and also cause i like to dose my skin with niacinamide every night
Yes, I find that heavy moisturizers clog my pores and give me (mild) acne. I like to keep as little as possible on my skin, during the day it's just a serum + SPF. I also take off my SPF as soon as I'm home, to let my skin breath, and just use something like a facial mist for some light hydration.
At night I use 1) differin gel 2) vitamin C serum and 3) eye cream layered in that order. If I have a dry patch I use the Laneige water sleeping mask on the dry spot overnight and it mostly cures itself.
I use either Exuviance Vespera Bionic serum or Clinique Moisture Surge in the morning rn, but I have also tried The Ordinary's hyaluronic acid serum which is good and very cheap.
At night I use differin (like I said) which is an alternative to tretinoin (I could never get over the irritation), The Body Shop vitamin C serum and The Body Shop Eye serum.
CeraVe is pretty good, I've tried their moisturizing lotion and foaming face wash, liked both, but I like to rotate products
I exfoliate with The Body Shop vitamin C liquid peel, which is the best peel ever in my opinion, instant results and really brighten my skin. I will probably never stop buying it unless it's discontinued.