Top 7 Ways to Moisturize Your Skin without Getting Zits

7 Ways to Moisturize Your Skin without Getting Zits

Most people think that moisturizing heightens the risk of skin breakouts. While you should be aware that not all skin care products can be effective in the fight against acne, it is worth noting that hydrating has several benefits. There is a wide range of moisturizing products that will help keep your skin supple without causing an oily mess. There is mounting evidence suggesting that moisturizing can effectively prevent skin breakouts. To find such helpful products, you should first know the right ingredients for your skin type.

1. Apply Acne Treatment before Moisturizing

After washing your face, apply an appropriate acne treatment before heading on to moisturize. Ensure that this treatment only targets the affected or prone areas. It gives the active ingredients to penetrate to the deep layers of your skin where they are needed the most. Acne treatment followed by moisturizing helps restore your skin balance while at the same time soothes the dryness usually caused by topical treatments. If you use moisturizer before acne treatments, the active ingredients may not be absorbed by your skin.

Oil-Free Moisturizers

2. Use Oil-Free Moisturizers

If you have oily skin that is prone to zits formation, there is no need of applying an oil-based moisturizer since it doesn’t need more moisture. Go for water-based moisturizers that are specially formulated for breakout-prone or oily skin types. Check carefully for the ingredients to find out if there is one that can trigger breakouts. If you have sensitive skin, look for ingredients like glycerin that calms the skin. Glycerin absorbs moisture from the atmosphere keeping your skin balanced. Other ingredients to check include salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide that fights acne and maintain moisture balance in your skin.

3. Select a Variety of Moisturizers

There is no single moisturizer that will fit every area of your skin. You will notice that manufacturers recommend additional products clearly indicating where you should apply on your skin. Although no scientific evidence is there to support that the skin at different locations on your body requires different moisturizing ingredients, it is advisable to select at least two. The quantity of moisturizer to use on your skin may differ.

For instance, if you have dry skin, you may require more moisturizer on your cheeks or forehead. For people with oily skin, they may also need moisturizer on the sides of the faces at one time or the other.

4. Use Lightweight Lotion

The formula counts when it comes to cosmetic products for people prone to acne. Cream moisturizers usually contain fats and oils commonly known as lipids and specifically meant for dry skin types. If you have oily skin, serum or lotion is a better choice than cream. In case it feels heavy in your palm, add a few drops of water into the moisturizer before you apply.

5. Avoid Clogging Moisturizers

In reference to Karen R. Stolman, MD, Dermatology from Intermountain Healthcare, you should moisturize even if you have acne using non-clogging or non-comedogenic facial lotion or cream. She recommends at least once an ever day. Dryness and inflammation in the skin can sometimes clog your pores if they go unchecked. They can boost* acne formation. Stolman says that there are some over-the-counter or prescription drugs that can cause dryness and inflammation, and, therefore, gentle moisturizer should be a part of daily routine.

6. Use a Moisturizer with SPF

It is worth noting that the main reason you should moisturize is not only to add moisture, but also to keep it locked inside your skin while offering protection from the UV rays of the sun. It means that there is no need of extremely drying out your skin before you apply a moisturizer. Some skin experts recommend that you should apply a moisturizer immediately after cleansing your skin. You may pat your face dry to get rid of drips, but moisturize when your skin is still damp and soft. Wear a moisturizer with a sun block every morning before applying makeup or foundation to help moisture percolate to deeper layers of your skin. The sun block keeps your covering from burning while preventing other problems to your acne-prone skin.

Use Water For Face

7. Use Water

Water happens to be one of the great and cheapest moisturizers you can get. If you don’t prefer wearing makeup, splash your face with a little water a few times a day to keep it toned bright and prevented flaking or peeling. If you have sensitive skin prone to zits, try facial waters to calm it. This water is collected in mineral springs and contains natural ingredients such as selenium, magnesium, and sulfur, which are found in moisturizers.

Conclusion

Moisturizing is an essential step in any skin care regimen for a bright, radiant skin that is young looking. However, some moisturizers when done inappropriately can trigger a formation of zits or breakouts. Luckily, you can prevent such mishaps by following the manufacturer’s instructions on any moisturizing product of your choice. Consult a skin care expert if you think a product is contributing to zit formation or skin breakout.

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Contributor : Melissa Feldman (Consumer Health Digest)

This Article Has Been Published on April 7, 2015 and Last Modified on May 4, 2018

Melissa Feldman is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Canada. She is skilled at writing compelling articles and producing academic, marketing and creative content. Her education includes a BA in psychology, a TEFOL teaching certificate and an MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies. She has over 15 years’ experience in writing content for online and mobile platforms. You can connect with her on Linkedin.

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