Us *lucky* individuals who were blessed with acne-prone skin may believe that not using moisturizer is a strategic way to prevent acne. However, that's actually not the case. When we don't use moisturizer, our skin barrier becomes comprised and dry. When your skin is dehydrated your skin will produce more oil to compensate and, we all know - oily skin may clog pores and lead to breakouts. This is why it is extremely important to wear moisturizer - and find the right one for your skin type! Many moisturizers on the market have very hydrating ingredients in them - but, some of these ingredients can be comedogenic such as, shea butter. Down below, you will find our top picks for non-comedogenic moisturizers that will hydrate your skin - without causing breakouts.
Cerave Moisturizing Cream and Lotion
Cerave's moisturizing cream and lotion are both non-comedogenic facial products which are both backed up by many reputable dermatologists. When choosing between the cream and lotion - go ahead and analyze your skin first. If your skin is extremely dry and you normally don't develop an oily t-zone throughout the day, go for the cream. On the other hand, if you have combo/oily skin the lotion will be better suited for you. This is because moisturizing creams are normally much thicker than a moisturizing lotion, as lotions are commonly lighter and thinner - sometimes even gel-like. Cerave is a great brand as its super affordable and widely available. Also, to note - I've been to several dermatologists who specialize in teenage acne while I was growing up and all the derm offices I visited used these products in their office and recommended it to all of their patients!
EltaMD AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
EltaMD is another great skincare brand supported by dermatologists - and you're probably familiar with them because of their popular sunscreens. However, they develop great facial moisturizers too! This particular moisturizer is of course non-comedogenic and super safe for sensitive skin as it contains no oils or fragrances. It's packed with super effective ingredients like Niacinamide - which helps brighten the skin, and a lighter form of salicylic acid - which increases cell turnover in our skin, (aka helps with clearing up acne).
innisfree Dewy Glow Moisutrzier
The innisfree moisturizer makes the skin look dewy, fresh, and healthy - without clogging your pores. The consistency of the moisturizer is similar to jelly, so it's not a super thick formula. Also, this moisturizer is infused with Niacinamide, which as we now know, brightens the complexion of the skin. This innisfree product will promote a clearer complexion and give you that glass-skin finish. It also absorbs in to your skin rather fast, so there's no down-time needed before you can start applying your beautiful makeup products!
We hope you learned something from this blog post and we encourage you to try out these products if your current facial moisturizer has been causing you to breakout. If you would like to see our recommend skincare routine for both the AM and PM for acne-prone skin, check out our blog post here.