I have terribly sensitive skin and I have been avoiding using a moisturizer because every product I have used has either broken me out, or made my face an oil slick. I was able to get away with not using a moisturizer in my late teens because I lived in South Texas where the high humidity serves as a moisturizer, but I recently moved to Upstate New York where I quickly realized I needed a moisturizer due to the inability to even eat or smile without my face being in pain. After about two weeks of daily use, this moisturizer has not caused me to break out, and has dramatically improved the texture of my skin. It no longer feels tight or uncomfortable, and is actually smooth and soft to the touch! The SPF is an added bonus, it's never too early to start! The consistency is neither too think or watery, and applies easily. It sinks in quickly and I have almost no shine throughout the day anymore. The only complain that I have, is that it has a faint sunscreen scent and I'm not too fond of going to bed smelling like I'm about to go to the beach.
My daily routine is as follows:
I wash face with Dove Bar Soap and gently pat dry. Then, I use an over the counter benzoyl peroxide cream 5% to control hormonal breakoutsl. I wait about 10-15 minutes for the medicine to sink into my skin, then I use a pea sized amount of moisturizer on my face and as needed on my neck.
The exact same routine, except ONCE a week, I exfoliate with St.Ives Pink lemon and Mandarine scrub in (which replaces the Dove Bar soap) and use a homemade oatmeal mask (ground up oats and warm water) 2-3 nights a week. Lastly, I use the moisturizer on my face and neck.
I personally do not use a foundation makeup daily, simply because that too breaks me out. I do however use concealer, bronzer and blush.