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How important is it to moisturize??

I heard from different people that it shouldn't be used with acne, because it causes breakouts? And that using moisturizer helps speed up the healing process, so can somebody fill me in? I use Complex 15..

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It depends on your individual's skin response to moisturizer. Some people will find that many moisturizers contribute to their clogged pores. Others will find that if they don't moisturize, their dry skin will increase their clogged pores.

If it works for you and does not cause clogged pores, and makes your skin feel good, go for it! :)

Lac Hydrin 5 has gentle exfoliative lactic acid in it, plus of course it's a moisturizer. The exfoliative ability will help fade red marks. The moisturizing part will help the skin. It wouldn't hurt to try that IF you can't stand the Complex 15, but if your moisturizer is working for you, you don't need to switch.

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what wynne said if you can stand w/o a moisturizer than dont use it if moisturizers break you out, but if your skins red and peeling then definitely use a moisturizer

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what wynne said if you can stand w/o a moisturizer than dont use it if moisturizers break you out, but if your skins red and peeling then definitely use a moisturizer

I pretty much agree. Basically, use a moisturizer if you need it. If you don't, then don't. But don't try to go without it if your skin feels dry and tight, just because you think that's better. If you need one and don't use it, your skin will not be at its optimal and will repair itself less efficiently. Skin needs to be hydrated and balanced to be healthy and repair itself. The times in my life when my acne was most under control, my skin was never too dry or too oily. I always used a moisturizer too.

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moisturizing will speed up the healing process. also, if your skin is moisturized, it will produce less oil (though for me, it seems I produce oil no matter what :boohoo: )

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