I have dry sensitive skin and my skin hates moisturizers too D: I was convinced that all moisturizers were a bad choice for acne prone skin because all the ones I tried (even the "special" ones for acne prone skin) made things worse and broke me out. Over the years I have, however, found products that work and don't bother existing acne or give me new acne.
Also, Its good look for moisturizers with minimal ingredients. Here is a DIY recipe for a 2 ingredient moisturizer! The fewer ingredients, the fewer things that could cause acne!
I use Hemp seed oil as a moisturizer. This is completely non comedometic. yay! It does leave your face shiny depending on how much you use though. It works as a good night time moisturizer because of this.
Ever heard of or tried Hyaluronic acid? This should not bother your acne. It has minimal ingredients and works good under creams or by its self. I us it and my skin is still happy
I am still on the search for more ways to moisturize my skin. This is what works so far for me.
Having a regimen that is kind to your skins natural moisture barrier is also a good idea!
Wish you luck^^
TerrificOnionMember Since 21 Mar 2014
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I am a 21 year acne victim who feels like the only person in the world who will have acne in her 60's! Also a drummer for a band and an artist
I have struggled with acne since I was 13. I have had moderate to severe acne. The first thing I started was Stridex pads which didn't do anything for me. I then moved to Proactive. My skin was tight, dry, dull, horribly flaky. I was scared to death to put anything on my face but Proactive (even though I still had pimples). Moisturizers were out of the question because I thought almost any lotion would break me out and I was scared to try. My face got less acne as time went on though. I now only struggle with acne around my jawline and cheeks. So happy I don't get it on my forehead anymore! But the cheek and jawline acne is really frustrating me. This past year I have put more time in educated myself on acne and am finding gentler ways to heal my face. I know that moisturizers are not so much a bad thing and I am moving away from this very drying proactive!! I have comedonal acne and adult hormonal acne. I have started to take omega-3 fish oil pills to help with hormones and am starting to be much gentler with my skin. And its paying off My diet is VERY boring since I cut out dairy, fried foods,greasy foods, sugar, and most processed foods. I eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, white meat and the only thing I drink is water. I also change my pillowcase very often. My face is not as dry as it used to be at all. I hardly get cysts anymore and my face has a more even complexion. I am not completely acne free yet. I am allot better than I used to be though. I know that acne is just a part of being human and it may possibly never fully go away....but it doesn't have to be this bad!
So far I am getting happier and happier with the little improvements my face has made
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