Violettt, I'm glad you like the video. It seems simple enough for an untrained person to do, yet it gets all the major areas on the face. I especially like moving my ring fingers around the eye area--very relaxing.

Good advice about the oil vs. moisturizer. I'm always afraid my face will be an oil slick, so I usually don't put on enough shea butter, which cuts my massage short. I'll have to get braver next morning and use more! I use the Whipped Shea Butter with Olive Leaf from Evan Healy. It's been really good for my sensitive skin. To my surprise, I found that shea butter is not comedogenic. I've been using it for over a month, and so far, no problems.

I think Lisa Eldridge does her facial massage in front of the TV, just like you.

What are face rollers? Do you mean the ones with the tiny needles? I've always been afraid to try that myself.

Gigi, great resource, thank you!

I think that even the amount of massage I am doing with cleansing and massaging cream into my face is having an effect! The proof will be in the pudding of the next week though, in terms of hormonal breakouts.

You know, it occurred to me that I have "fussy" skin, in the same way that some folks on this forum have fussy feet.

I am really appreciating the "sensitive" line from burt's bees (I am using the cleanser and night cream). The night cream has a lot of shea butter in it, as does a hand cream (Swedish dream) that I like. I find it very soothing on my skin.

Dermatologist recommendations worked for me. I have rosacea, but it’s very well controlled. I use Cerave products for moisture and sunscreen, and I use a mild AHA peel once a week from Exuviance. Cetaphil for cleansing and makeup removal. Mineral make up from Elea Blake.

Oh, thanks for mentioning Cerave, Staysfit. We use that lotion, I should look into sunscreens from that brand.

Via logic that I won't torture you all with by typing out here, I am beginning to wonder if I may have become sensitive to physical sunscreens (zinc oxide/titanium dioxide). Hm.

I am taking in these recommendations to see a dermatologist but I must admit that I suspect accessing one would be difficult with my current health insurance. (I am in the US.) Do you all just pay out of pocket? My husband had terrible experiences with two different dermatologists last year which doesn't inspire confidence in my mind I must say.

If you don't want to see a dermatologist, you could perhaps try seeing an aesthetician. Some of them are quite knowledgeable. They might allow you to return products that don't work for you, whereas you would probably be out of luck if a dermatologist's recs didn't work.

There's more to your skin than just your face!
While my facial skin was always oily but clear until my 40s, my body skin has always been extremely dry, even scaly. Since moving to the high desert in 2012, it's been a constant battle to avoid the tips of my fingers and toes cracking open, especially in winter. Here's some of what I've learned:
For dry hands and feet, look for urea in the ingredient list. Some easy-to-find brands are Eucerin, Neutrogena and Gold Bond.
Slather on cuticle cream every night on each finger tip at least as far as your first knuckle. I've been using Burt's Bees version for the last 3 winters, and the incidence of fingertip cracks has been greatly reduced.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula body creams/lotions offer a high bang-for-buck moisturizing function.
If you have contact dermatitis, remember that just because it comes from a plant, doesn't make it safe for sensitive skin. I have to be very careful with products that contain aloe vera, chamomile and other so-called "organic", "natural", "botanic" ingredients.