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Moisturizer For Acne-Prone Skin, Do You Really Need It?

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Oily, acne-prone skin? We totally get it! While it might be totally tempting to eliminate those thick, heavy creams from your routine because your skin feels like an oil factory, cutting back on moisturizer will probably do more harm than good. Newsflash: your skin can still become dry and you still need to hydrate on the reg. Why? you ask? Well...stripping your skin of oil will ONLY cause it to produce a whole lot more sebum and bring those bad guys out a.k.a breakouts—that’s why you’ve got to diligently devote yourself to hydrating your skin, both, in the a.m. and p.m.

We’ve rounded up our favorite moisturizers that find the perfect balance between nourishment and hydration.

Dermalogica Active Moist

If you’re looking for a moisturizer that won’t dry or irritate your sensitive, acne-prone skin, then you gotta try this. While this moisturiser goes on sheer and easy, it combines good-for-you ingredients like acne-fighting Lavender, soothing Mallow, and antioxidant-rich Cucumber Fruit with Silk Amino Acids to give skin a smooth, intensely hydrated feel without pore-clogging oils. Cherry on the top? It’s vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free. Shop it here.

Melt-Proof Your EyesBioderma Sebium Hydra

The last thing we want is a moisturizer that leaves our skin even shinier, but worry not, this non-comedogenic moisturizer utilizes a unique Fluidactiv™ exclusive patented complex which regulates sebum quality, keeping pores from becoming clogged and preventing future blemishes. Plus, the moisturising Glycerine and restructuring Ceramides it contains combats any sensations of skin tightness along with the powerful soothing saviors like Enoxolone and Allantoin that work to reduce redness and calm angry and inflamed skin. Need we say more? Shop it here.

Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion

Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, this lightweight moisturiser contains Salicylic acid and Bija Seed Oil, that work together to hydrate, improve skin’s clarity, exfoliate dead skin cells and balance oil flow. Also, enriched with 100 percent natural essential oils, this marvellous moisturiser battles blemishes and fights acne. The end result? Clear, calm and cushiony-soft skin. Shop it here.

Avene TriAcneal Expert - 30ml

Break the cycle of blemishes and breakouts with this mattifying moisturiser that is packed with a unique skin-perfecting trio; anti-inflammatory DiolEnyl, exfoliating X-Pressin and rejuvenating Retinaldehyde. What’s more? It’s gentle enough to use twice a day, without causing any signs of irritation or dryness. It is able to hydrate, control sebum production and correct dark spots all at once. Genius. Shop it here.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Matifying Lotion

This clean and lightweight formula calls on purifying Tea Tree to deep cleanse pores, clear up blemishes and reduce sebum. Its water-light formula leaves skin feeling soft without any semblance of greasiness. Consider this guy another must-have in the fight against acne. PS: People who tried it cannot stop raving about it. Shop it here.

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