Moisturizing your skin when it's prone to breakouts. Good? Bad? Ugly? Test what you know about how to care for acne-prone skin.
True. No matter what your skin type, most people can benefit from using moisturizer, especially if you're using acne-fighting treatments that might dry out your skin.
Non-comedogenic (as well as non-acnegenic) moisturizers are typically oil-free and won't cause breakouts.
Not necessarily. There are few to no rules about labeling a product as "natural," so buyer beware.
People prone to breakouts should choose oil-free, water-based moisturizers.
Humectants work by drawing moisture from your environment to hydrate your skin.
After washing your face, apply acne treatments first to allow them time to penetrate your skin before you apply moisturizer.
Cream moisturizers contain more fats and oils and are best for dry skin.
Retinol, a topical vitamin A in products such as Retin-A, increases sun sensitivity.
Excess melanin is to blame for those dark, brown spots left behind by acne.
Most people only need about a pea-sized amount of lotion to keep their face hydrated.