Attention, we speak here of acne in moderate quantity, often of hormonal origin. If you have very severe acne, you should seek advice from a dermatologist to choose a suitable moisturizer.
Dry skin moisturizer
Choose a moisturizer when you have oily skin or acne pimples. Now let’s talk about acne pimples. Basically, the buttons, what does it come from? Very often, their origin is in the obstruction of a pore of the skin (these small holes that you see on your nose or your cheeks) by an excess of sebum. The obstruction becomes inflamed and creates a pimple. It can also be stimulated by the excessive presence of naturally occurring bacteria on the skin.
Unlike dry skin, skin with imperfections should avoid as much as possible rich creams that could clog the pores and therefore create pimples (that’s good, you are). The use of the right Acne Skin Care Cream comes perfectly there.
In the same way, avoid as much as possible the silicones (“Dimethicone” or “Cyclomethicone” in the list of ingredients) which will also clog your pores. The mention “non-comedogenic” is not always 100% reliable, but remains a good indicator. Then, it happens to be important to choose really hydrating creams , which will bring water in order to rebalance the production of sebum of the skin (and thus: avoid pimples).
- Many people with oily skin think that they do not need a moisturizer and that it will only make their situation worse.
- It’s wrong. If your skin is oily, it is precisely because it lacks water and that it produces more sebum to compensate.
Aloe vera (“Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice”) is a very hydrating ingredient, as well as hyaluronic acid (“sodium hyaluronate”), an active naturally present in the skin which allows the conservation of hydration.
In order to limit the appearance of imperfections, you can also favor purifying and anti-inflammatory active ingredients like tea tree , zinc, salicylic acid, or even clay.
Choose a moisturizer when you have sensitive skin
Having sensitive skin often results in redness at the slightest friction, and weird reactions to certain products. If this is your case, depending on your skin type, my advice would be to turn either to soothing and anti-inflammation rich creams (if your skin is rather dry), or to favor simple and soft formulations to aloe vera base (if you have oily skin).
You can also use pure aloe vera gel which will provide you with hydration while soothing your skin. And in addition, it is so light that it gives the impression of having nothing on the face. It is perfect for people who can’t handle rich textures. In any case, look for the word “hypoallergenic” on the cream tube, it will reduce your chances of reacting to the product.