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Question about moisturizer (mineral oils)

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I just started the regimen about a week ago. I have mild acne, so most of it is cleared up by now, but my skin is VERY dry and peeling all over. I didn't go out and buy a new moisturizer because I still have a lot of mine left (clinique oil-free moisturizing gel). Well, this moisturizer worked fine with my very oily skin before but now it does nothing. So I have been putting the regular clinique moisturizer on which has mineral oils in it. Is this going to make me break out? Is the moisturizer I use supposed to be oil free? What works best for you to stop the peeling, flaking skin, and how long has the flaking lasted for you? Thanks for any help!

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Mineral oil is non-comedogenic, it physically cannot clog your pores, so IMO most people worry about it a lot more than they need to. Also, not all oils clog pores, so you dont need to freak out if a product has oils in it. Anyway, mineral oil is an occlusive moisturizer, which means that air doesn't get through it, which may cause problems for a very small minority of people. IMO, try something, and if you dont like it pitch it, but the presence of mineral oil shouldnt stop you from using something you like.

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