Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin

Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin

It’s no surprise that moisturizing your skin is a pretty important step to any skincare regimen. However, if you have acne-prone skin, the wrong moisturizer can do more harm than good. When I was dealing with acne I’ve tested out many, MANY, skincare products. With a lot of trial and error, I figured out that my moisturizer was one of the reasons I couldn’t get rid of stubborn acne. With that being said, here’s a list of my top picks for lightweight moisturizers that will keep your skin looking clear and hydrated.

Adult acne is no joke. There are many factors that can contribute to adult acne, one being the moisturizer you use. Many think people with very oily skin deal with acne, but that’s actually not the case. I have combination to dry skin, and drugstore moisturizers like Cetaphil were causing me to breakout. I was constantly seeing a new pimple form every other day, leaving me with dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Once I switched out my moisturizers, I’ve noticed an immediate difference.

Top 3 Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skine

Affordable choice: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

If you’re looking for a moisturizer that’s on the affordable side, the Ordinary Natural Moisturing Factors + HA is the one for you. Not only is the price point super affordable (a whopping $5.80), but you also get a good amount of product for the price. I like to use the Ordinary Buffet serum before applying this moisturizer.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Age Defense

If you’re thinking about stepping out into the world of Sephora for a moisturizer, here’s a moisturizer that’s great for beginners. Ole Henrickson is a brand I first started to use when I started to invest more in skincare. I absolutely love this moisturizer. It’s very light-weight, applies on smooth, and keeps my skin hydrated all day. This is a great moisturizer for day and night, and even better if you have dry patches on your face.

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

If you want to make the splurge on a fancier moisturizer, this is one that’s worth the $60 price point. It’s lightweight, oil-free, and it gives your skin crazy hydration. Murad claims that this moisturizer increases moisture retention for up to five days. Now I don’t know about all that, but what I do know is that it gets the job done and then more. The funny thing is, this moisturizer is intended for fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you’re dealing with dry, flaky, and acne-prone skin, I highly recommend you pick this one up.

Remember to use your moisture twice a day, both morning and night. Also, keep in mind, everyone’s skin is different. If you’re still having issues with your skin, go see a dermatologist to find the answers you need.


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