Yes, dry skin can get acne!

By February 23, 2016Skin

Joanne Hart for

If you think about acne, you probably think: oily skin dungeonmaker apk. Think again. People with dry skin can also suffer from acne break-outs.

Here’s what you probably don’t know about dry-skin acne.

Dry skin being affected by acne isn’t rare, although adults get it more often than teens. And there’s an added problem: many acne cleansers, creams and gels are all about drying out oily skin, which means that sufferers with dry skin really battle. So, how do you treat it?

Do this

  • Find the correct acne treatment for your skin type – get advice from your pharmacist or doctor. Also, test the products for a day or two on a small section of skin. Most importantly, use the treatments correctly: if a face-wash is to be used once a day, only use it once a day.
  • Find the correct moisturiser, and use it regularly. It will help your skin to both look and feel better!
  • Give yourself treatment breaks of a day or two. Products geared for your skin-type can still cause dryness, and the trick is to let your skin adjust without it becoming irritated.
  • Look for oil-free foundations and make-up as this will help to prevent acne break-outs.

Don’t do this

  • Avoid skin treatments that come in toner-like solutions, pads, or water-based gels as these can be too drying for your skin type. Rather opt for treatment creams, lotions or ointments.
  • Don’t use a medicated moisturiser as many of them contain chemicals that dry out your skin. Instead, talk to your beautician or pharmacist about finding you a rich moisturiser that really nourishes your skin.
  • Stay away from harsh cleansers that strip the natural and healthy oils from your skin. Dry, tight or itchy skin after cleansing is a sign that the product is not the right one for you. Choose non-foaming cleansers – such as cream cleansers or moisture bars – instead. Don’t use a medicated acne cleanser.
  • It may be tempting, but avoid over-washing your skin. Use warm (not hot) water and stick to a gentle cleansing routine once a day. If you the need to do it again during the day, just splash your face with warm water, pat dry with a clean towel and moisturise.
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Feel and look great!

It may be a bit of a balancing act, but you can control both acne and dry skin. The key is to find the right skin products and treatments. Don’t struggle along on your own – if you aren’t getting the balance right, ask your local pharmacist for help. With the right products and some tender loving care, you can have smooth, glowing skin. Now don’t forget that sunscreen!