My skin gets painfully, horribly dry in the fall and winter. This season, my face is so dry that I can't find a moisturizer to truely do its job and heal my skin! To compensate for the lack of moisture, my skin over-produces oil so ONE hour after I've applied makeup my skin is dewy -which is still ok, but looks AWFUL as the hours creep by. The over-production of oil has made me break out ALL over. However, acne cleansers are far too harsh, dry out my skin even more, and the vicious cycle continues.
Are there any non-foaming cleansers you'd suggest? My skin is such a mess right now! Thanks so much!!
Have you ever tried a cleansing oil? Shu Uemura has to be my favorite among those (A/I for dry/sensitive skin). It can be found at their official site or select Holt Renfrew stores in Canada. Amore Pacific also has a cleansing oil (Treatment Cleansing Oil) which works well. If you are more combo/dry, then possibly Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil (I don't recommend this one for very dry skin).
Otherwise, look into a cleanser with more of a milky texture.
Hope that helps.
I wrote quite a long review about it on the product page a while ago.
Summary: It was a bit drying after use in comparison to other cleansing oils. Would be great for someone who is more combo and not desert dry.