Avoiding Moisturizers To Avoid Breakouts?


In my experience, people will avoid using moisturizer for two reasons:

1. They have oily skin and feel that it’s not necessary.

2. They are afraid that moisturizer will give them acne blemishes.

I’m here to say that both of the above are NOT accurate.

Wearing moisturizer does not cause breakouts. Acne happens when the cells that line the inner pores fail to fall off properly, clogging the pore. This happens whether you moisturize or not.

Those with oily skin must use moisturizer—no matter what. This skin type doesn’t need additional oil, but it needs water and conditioners to keep it healthy and balanced. See our oil-free moisturizers, Sheer Moisture, Skin Clarifying Gel, and Skin Recovery Lotion.

Did you know that NOT using a moisturizer would actually make your skin oilier? When your skin doesn’t have the proper water levels, the dehydration causes the skin to produce oil giving you oilier skin—the last thing those with oily skin want! …

For those who are prone to acne breakouts, if you’re using the correct oil-free moisturizer for your skin type (see our nine skin types), then you should not experience any break out activity.

There is an exception. I have found that clients who use moisturizers with the ingredients mineral oil and petrolatum can experience acne breakouts, so it’s best to make sure those are avoided. Here’s the full list of skin care ingredients to avoid.

It is also best to use a moisturizer with a sunscreen during the day. You’ll love our lightweight, greaseless Daily Protection SPF 30 with a regular moisturizer at night.

Bottom line: For healthy, beautiful and glowing skin, moisturizer is a must—for all skin types!

Which skin care products are best for you? See our nine skin types or take the Skin Type Quiz and get products recommended.

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