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How to choose moisturizer for acne-prone skin

Posted on 29th Jun, 2019

Acne is a self-diagnosable skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells causing blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. These usually appear in the face and forehead region and sometime on the chest and shoulders too. This can be avoided by simply maintaining the moisture levels of your face.

Moisturizing creams are cosmetic preparations used for protection, lubrication and moisturization of the skin. These functions are generally performed by a substance called sebum. All the moisturizing creams contain an ingredient called White Petrolatum which plays a major part in maintaining the moisture levels in the skin.

Every skin type needs moisturizing and oily, acne-prone skin is never an exception. Oily and acne-prone skin needs moisturizing to keep the skin barrier intact and avoid stickiness.

Choosing the perfect moisturizer for an oil-free and acne-prone skin can be very tricky. So, here are a few tips you can consider while choosing moisturizer for acne-prone skin.

Types of moisturizers

Based on skin types, moisturizers are majorly divided into
– Lightweight
– Fragrance-free
– Soothing

People with acne-prone and oily skin are advised to use lightweight moisturizers. Lightweight moisturizers are oil-free and manufactured in a non-comedogenic way especially for users who have acne-prone skin.

Since they do not contain oil and comedogenic material, these moisturizers don’t block hair follicles, and with your skin moisturized, there is no possibility of oil formation.

Lightweight moisturizers usually contain high amounts of SPF 15 and, as prior mentioned, are oil-free and non-comedogenic. These moisturizers help maintain skin barrier and the SPF 15 provides protection against the sun.

The moisturizer must be applied gently on your face using your fingers all over your face and let it set. Cosmetics in the product helps your skin maintain its integrity.

Bottom Line
Acne is commonly caused due to oil blockage. Moisturizers are used to prevent the formation of these blockages.

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