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The Best Moisturizer for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists

 

One of the biggest misconceptions in the skin-care world is that people with oily or acne-prone skin don’t need to moisturize. But the truth of the matter is, skipping out on your daily moisturizing routine can actually make acne worse. While it may seem counterintuitive, it makes sense scientifically: When you don’t moisturize, your skin dries out, and then starts to produce more oil on its own to try and make up for it. The result? More breakouts. In other words? By not moisturizing oily and acne-prone skin, you’re causing exactly the problems you were trying to avoid in the first place.

Why people with oily and acne-prone skin need a moisturizer

In case you aren’t yet convinced that you should be moisturizing your oily and acne-prone skin, consider this: “Avoiding a moisturizer altogether can allow disruption of the skin barrier, and this causes a cycle of irritation as well as breakouts,” says Michele Farber, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Philadelphia. All skin loses moisture naturally, particularly in colder weather, so it’s important to add some of that hydration back in through topicals.

 

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Source : Well+Good – The Best Moisturizer for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists Edited By, Zoe Weiner

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