Dr. Pimple Popper Reveals the 9 Acne-Fighting Rules Everyone Should Memorize
Don’t give up on moisturizer
You might think moisturizer is the last thing your oily skin needs, but even acne-prone people should keep it in their skincare regimen. After all, starting a new acne treatment could put you at the opposite extreme: dry, red, and flaky. “You will probably need more moisturizer because they’re designed to decrease oil on skin,” says Dr. Lee. “Moisturizer keeps skin moisturized and supple and looking good.”
Stick with lotion moisturizers
Yes, you want to moisturize, but not any hydrating product will do. Moisturizing creams are oil-based, which is not ideal to someone with acne-prone skin, says Dr. Lee. Use a lotion instead. “Lotion is water-based, so it’s going to be lighter and not as occlusive,” she says. She recommends dermatologist-approved products like Cetaphil, CeraVe, Aveeno, or Eucerin.