So I just recently purchased moisturizer to see if it has any effect on my face. I'm just confused as to how I should apply it. Every night I use Clearasil pads to clean my face, and I know Clearasil dries my face. So now I don't know if I should apply the moisturizer before the Clearasil, because I would assume the Clearasil would just dry out the moisturizer; conversely, if I apply the moisturizer after the Clearasil, I would think the moisturizer would just stop the effect of the Clearasil. I would think there are some girls who have more experience with this type of thing than me.
After the Clearasil. But honestly I think I know the product you mean, the Clearasil pads, and my advice would be that they're pretty harsh on your skin and probably not the best thing to use, at least not every day. I highly recommend Neutrogena products; their oil free moisturizer especially is really good especially for problem skin. Moisturizer can feel really heavy and kinda slimy; but the Neutrogena oil free one absorbs really quickly and helps make your skin seem less shiny as well. Plus because it's oil free it moisturizes without making your skin more greasy
Moisturize after cleansing. Moisture is good for your skin as it keeps it hydrated and enhances its elasticity and texture. It also isn't good to have too dry skin, because then your glands might overcompensate for it by producing too much oil.
clearasil for acne right? wash your face with a soap-free cleanser, apply clearasil in trouble spots (not whole face), and then moisturizer after. yeah, clearasil will dry a bit, but not all, of the moisturizer. and hopefully the moisturizer is oil-free, or you're not doing yourself any good :P
Oil free moisturizer after you wash your face. It will not cause breakouts. If you use those pads they might over dry your skin and then your skin will compensate and produce more oil. Better option would be to use a gentle exfoliating cleanser and then oil free moisturizer after.
Put it on after using the pads. Those pads clean your skin by taking the dirt and getting it on the pad. It doesn't keep cleaning after you stop using it so putting moisturizer on won't diminish the effects.