How To Treat Dry Skin and Acne

How To Treat Dry Skin and Acne

Learn how to treat dry skin and acne

Most people assume that acne and oily skin go hand in hand, but did you know that it is not uncommon for a person to suffer from dry skin and acne at the same time? Treating acne when you have dry skin can be a challenge because many acne products are designed to get rid of oil and dry out skin, so you want to find the correct acne treatment for your skin that will not irritate or dry you out. When treating dry skin and acne, you should be wary of using products that contain water based gels or toner like solutions and instead you should opt for lotions, creams and ointments. Also, try using your products every other day or every few days in order to prevent skin from drying out too much. Read 10 Best Drugstore Acne Fighting Products that will help treat your skin.

You should also use a moisturizer regularly in order to prevent skin from drying out. If you are concerned about breaking out, be sure to use a moisturizer that is oil free, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Apply the moisturizer prior to applying your acne medication in order to reduce dryness and irritation that can ensue after applying medication. Also, skip the alcohol based toner and instead go for a more natural cleansing option, such as rose water or dipping a cotton ball in a cleansing oil. Always apply an oil free sunscreen prior to going out, and avoid washing your face with extremely hot water, which also contributes to dryness. Check out The Weirdest Beauty Tips You Have Ever Heard for a list of tips to treat everything from dry skin and acne to damaged hair.

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by Nicole2814 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:04PM Report as inappropriate

Thus far doxycycline is the only thing that has calmed my acne.

by EricaF123 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 10:43AM Report as inappropriate

great article!

by aishak55 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 02:41PM Report as inappropriate

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