Moisturizing for Acneic Skin

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are clogged by dead skin and oil. Because acne can cause the skin to feel oily or greasy, many people may not want to risk adding a moisturizing product into their routine. But dermatologists say: moisturizing is crucial for those with acneic skin, because skin that is too dry can also lead to breakouts.

Why is moisturizer important for acneic skin?

According to dermatologists, many acne treatments dry out and irritate the skin. Common irritating acne treatments include:

  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Salicylic acid
  • Adapalene, tazarotene, or tretinoin
  • Isotretinoin (prescription)

But in addition to counteracting the drying effects of many acne treatment plans, experts say moisturizers can help some skin care products work better.

What moisturizers are best for acneic skin?

Because breakouts can also be triggered by products which add too much oil back to the skin, dermatologists recommend looking for moisturizers that describe themselves as:

  • Oil free
  • Non-comedogenic (i.e. won’t cause black heads)
  • Won’t clog pores

Dubois Beauty Acne Product Recommendations

Where to start

Because everyone’s skin is different, you may have to try more than one moisturizer before you find the right one. From Dubois Beauty, we recommend our Clarity Hydrogel Moisturizer and Protective Day Cream. Also, find our line of acne-healing products here

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