What to Look for in Moisturizer?

When looking for a moisturizer for acne-prone skin, it’s recommended to look for labels such as “oil-free”, “non-comedogenic,” and “won’t clog pores.” These labels mean that a product is made specifically to prevent breakouts and to prevent the skin from getting clogged. Another thing to look for in moisturizers would be the ingredients. Moisturizers sometimes contain acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, and AHA acids which can lead to irritation if a person is already using products containing these ingredients. I recommend to ask a dermatologist what ingredients should be in a moisturizer that would work for your skin.

Some people tend to have oily skin and assume that moisturizer would contribute to an oily complexion. HOWEVER, moisturizer should be used regardless. When using acne products, some ingredients can dry out the skin causing the sebum to overproduce which gives a person a greasy look. By using moisturizer, it would help the skin to not overproduce sebum.