I've always been weary of using moisturizer on my face in fear of tempting the fate of some enormous zit. At the same time, the winter air is making my skin dry and patchy in spots. What to do? I turned to beauty expert, Paula Begoun, founder of PaulasChoice -- a site dedicated to the best in beauty and skin care.
We asked Paula what moisturizers were best for acne prone skin, and here's what she had to say!
I Heart Daily: What makes these particular moisturizers good for acne prone skin? Paula Begoun: Their texture is light and doesn't contain emollients that can add to oily skin or absorb into the pore adding to the sebum content inside. They also contain state of the art ingredients that can help skin repair and feel normal.
IHD: How often should you apply? PB: When acne is the concern, once per day (in the evening because you need sunscreen for daytime) is sufficient. Apply a thin layer of moisturizer after cleansing and using any anti-acne products, including topical prescription products. Focus on dry, flaky areas and avoid oily areas.
The moisturizers on the list below are great for those struggling with acne and dryness brought on either by cold, dry weather:
Boots Expert Sensitive Light Moisturizing Lotion ($5.99) Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Serum ($7.49) CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion ($12.99) Good Skin All Calm Moisture Lotion ($24.50) Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum ($19.49, fragrance-free option preferred) Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel ($18.95, sample available) Paula’s Choice HydraLight Moisture-Infusing Lotion ($18.95, samples available)
Thanks, Paula, and so long problem skin!