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What is the Best Moisturizer for Acne Prone Skin?

It is a common misconception that acne prone skin is oily, and therefore doesn’t require the use of a moisturizer.  However, the excessive oil production in the pores does not translate to moisturized skin.  Dr. Schweiger recommends that all patients, particularly acne patients who are often using irritating topical acne medications, use a gentle daily moisturizer.  He notes, “topical acne medications, such as retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, can cause irritation to the skin.  Moisturizers preserve the skin’s natural moisture, allowing the skin to stay hydrated, even while using ingredients that can cause dryness.” The confusing part of choosing a moisturizer for acne prone skin is that not all moisturizers are created equal.  A moisturizer labeled “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic” must be used to ensure that the cream is not clogging your pores as it does its job.   Dr. Schweiger often recommends Cerave lotion or his own CompleteMe PM cream for evening use and Elta UV Clear or CompleteMe AM for morning use.
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