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Is it OK to put moisturizer on pimples?

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I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! :D

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I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! :D

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Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.

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Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.

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Pick one that is non-comedogenic.

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Ok, thank you so much everyone :) I'll start using it as soon as it gets here.

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moisturising is so neccessary for skin even with acne...i use bobbi brown and its pretty good :):)

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[Hijacks Thread] All moisturisers I've tried break me out :(. I havn't moisturised since having nothing but bad results from around 4 different moisturisers. I guess I will have to use some when I start accutane. Can anyone reccomend a moisturiser for extremely sensitive skin? Tyyy

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Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.

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Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.

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I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.

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Definitely, DEFINITELY make sure it says noncomedogenic on the bottle. If it doesn't say anything about not clogging pores, then don't use it. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It's amazing.

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I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.

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Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores. It's a delicate balance between cleansing oils off your face and putting them back on to prevent dryness. On the whole, however, using moisturizer is a positive thing. Dry skin is much more likely to promote acne (and your own unhappiness) than a good moisturizer.

"Using moisturizer can run the risk of clogging pores." - that was a pointless & unnecessary contradiction. Just use the moisturizer it's good for your skin.

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I've never moisturized until today. I must have REALLY tough skill because I used to apply mass amounts of BP with no moisturizer and it being fine. I've recently been using head and shoulders on my face (it helps me more than BP if anyone cares). At first just leaving it on for 5 or 10 minutes then washing off, after a couple days of that just strait up leaving it on. After reading something about sea salt I exfoiliated with that (also never exfoiliated before) before putting on the head and shoulders (washing the salt off first). That was this morning and I noticed I had a pretty bad red rash/dry spot on my upper lip that had a bunch of skin flaking off. Not sure if it's going to cause me to break out but it's better than red flaking skin.

IMHO, sea salt is way, way too abrasive to use as an exfoliant. Too many sharp edges. I'd suggest using either the baby brush method or something with beads. None of that apricot pit stuff either. It can really scratch your skin.

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I have dry flaky skin in some areas from using cleaners/BP but I am scared that if I put moisturizer on top of my pimples it's just going to irritate them and make them worse! Am I totally wrong, or... ?

Right now I'm not using any moisturizer because I live in Japan and I really can't read the ingredient labels on products, so I'm afraid to try anything. lol

I got my Mom to send me some Aveeno and Olay moisturizers and I'm going to try those.

Thanks for any advice!! :D

It's important to moisturize, especially with acne. I use to hate it cause my skin was already oily, but it keeps your skin healthy. So all I have to say is, Yes use your moisturizer, don't be afraid. Dry skin can cause more breakouts.

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