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How to care for dry acne-prone skin

Dry acne-prone skin

Acne is one of the most common problems with Oily  Skin type, it occurs in these skin-type people when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum. Sebum works as the lubricants and natural moisturizer for our skin, but too much production results in clogged pores and acne breakouts.

But sometimes, dry skin-type also suffers from acne breakouts, and they have no idea, how they got acne while they have dry skin. If you are also someone like this, this article will help you.

Here are some tips that will help you to treat acne even you have dry skin.

  • Use a mild cleanser

If you have dry acne-prone skin, you should use a mild cleanser to remove dirt, impurities, germs, bacteria, and oil. A mild cleanser can clean your clogged pores without overdrying the skin.

  • Use an oil-free moisturizer

After cleansing, include an oil-free moisturizer and non-comedogenic products to keep your skin hydrated

  • Avoid Over cleansing

Cleansing one or two times your face with a gentle cleanser is very important while over-cleansing can dry your skin and leave it dehydrated

  • Exfoliate once a week

As you know, exfoliating is very essential to remove dirt, impurities, and sebum from the skin but only once a week because too much exfoliation can make your skin over dry.

  • Choose Acne Products Wisely

Acne Products are mainly formulated for reducing oil production which can result in dryness, so always choose the acne products wisely.

  • Apply Medications only on Blemishes

Don’t apply acne medications all over the face, only apply them to actual blemishes and acne spots. It will protect your skin from dryness.

Apart from these tips, you can also follow some home remedies for dry skin and acne. Here are some home remedies that will protect your skin from over dryness.

Home Remedies For Dry Acne Prone Skin

  • Don’t Cleanse your Skin with Hot Water

If you are using hot water for cleansing your skin, you should use lukewarm water instead of hot water. Hot water calms or soothes your skin but it also dries your skin and damages the skin’s surface. So, avoid hot water and use lukewarm water.

  • Use a Humidifier

Humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home, it helps in maintaining the moisture level and protect your skin from dryness and keep it moisturized.

  • Don’t touch Your Face

If you have a habit of touching your face again and again then you should aware of it, This habit can transfer dirt, impurities, and germs from your hands to your skin which may become a result of acne breakouts.

When You Should Consult a Doctor or a Skin Specialist

If you have tried all these tips and home remedies, but you don’t see any improvement in the skin, you should consult a dermatologist or a skin specialist for advice on how to address acne without causing further dryness.

They will suggest to you the actual care for your dry acne-prone skin or any other skin condition you have. So, book an appointment with a good skin specialist in your area soon.

Bottom Line:

Dry acne-prone skin is a very big concern and a frustrating combination. Acne medications may worsen your skin, so with the acne treatment, also focus on improving your skin’s moisture level. This will help you to fight acne breakouts.

If home remedies or other self-care acne treatments don’t work, consult with a dermatologist soon for help.

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