Moisturizer and Your Face
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Skincare Date Posted: March 22nd, 2013 Comments: 2

We at Acne Skin Site hear about people suffering from acne breakouts, dry skin, oily skin, and/or combination skin and you may be surprised to know what the main culprit many of the complaints are from – From not moisturizing your face after cleansing morning and night! Many people think that if they use a moisturizer they will breakout more or become oily. It’s simply not the truth.

Our skin craves moisture. It NEEDS it. Without applying moisturizer to the face, skin will breakout more and become more oily. How is this possible? Well when you don’t apply moisturizer after cleansing, the skin becomes a bit dry. To compensate for the dryness, excess oil is pulled to the surface of the skin to hydrate it but unfortunately this excess of oil causes oily skin which ends up clogging the pores and mixes with acne-causing bacteria to form acne.

To solve this vicious cycle, start using an oil-free moisturizer after cleansing your face, morning and night. Using an oil-free moisturizer will prevent unneeded oil from being added to your skin. It will give you the right amount of moisture needed for your skin and will balance the pH levels so excess oil will not surface and cause you a bigger problem. You will see that your acne will decrease and your skin will not feel as tight.

If you wear makeup but don’t use a moisturizer, it’s probable that your dry skin is more apparent when you apply your makeup. This is because cosmetics show every flaw and imperfection on your skin if you don’t take care of your skin properly. Makeup does not lay right on the skin if the skin is dry or oily. It will cake up or slick right off. To prevent this from happening, gently exfoliate your skin 3 times a week after cleansing and before you moisturize to remove dead skin cells, then apply your moisturizer and you will see what a difference your skin looks like with makeup on. It will look naturally beautifully!

Even if you don’t wear makeup, it’s important to add an exfoliating treatment to your skincare routine. Exfoliate gently 3 times a week after cleansing your face and before moisturizing. This will remove dead skin, excess oil, and acne-causing bacteria, and will allow the oil-free moisturizer to seep into your pores to keep your skin beautifully moisturized. We just know you will be so happy with the results on your skin!

About the Author

Lindsay Schroeder


Lindsay Schroeder, professional makeup artist and skincare guru, is the writer of all the content on Acne Skin Site. She has personally dealt with acne all throughout her 20’s and knows firsthand what anyone suffering with acne is going through. She has worked with thousands of clients that suffer with acne and has been able to encourage and educate them on how to get their skin on the road to recovery.

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  • aisha bachani - March 22, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Hi there! Please can u tell me some home made moisturisers as what we have in kenya are all oily ones. Or if u can tell me a few names of oil free moisturisers . My skin is very oily and I have acne that disturbs me a lot. Thank)ou.

  • alana - July 12, 2013 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Hi, i have a question, and i really hope you cab help me.
    I have a dry – pro acne skin, i use an oil free cleanser from neutrogena everyday, but my skin feels so dry and tight, cause even i have occasional acne i dont have an oily skin.
    I was going to buy an oil free moisturizer but cause i have dry skin, so what should I use?
    Please help me.

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