5 doctors weighed in:

How do I moisturize my face without causing more acne?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hydration

Remember that one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is by keeping your body well hydrated - you will likely notice immediate benefits if you increase your water intake during the day.

In brief: Hydration

Remember that one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is by keeping your body well hydrated - you will likely notice immediate benefits if you increase your water intake during the day.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Thank
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Moisturizer for acne

It is a myth that oily acne prone skin does not need moisturizing.
The key is to look for a light weight, lotion moisturizer. Look for words like, "oil-free", "non comedogenic". My favorite is epionce renewal lite facial lotion, designed for combination to oily/problem skin.

In brief: Moisturizer for acne

It is a myth that oily acne prone skin does not need moisturizing.
The key is to look for a light weight, lotion moisturizer. Look for words like, "oil-free", "non comedogenic". My favorite is epionce renewal lite facial lotion, designed for combination to oily/problem skin.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Thank
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Depends

Moisturining your acneic skin if it is oily, is not necessary.
Just cleanse, use your antiacne meds and spf. At night add retin-a. If you have normal to dry skin, using an alphahydroxy or combo product can help to promote skin exfoliation.

In brief: Depends

Moisturining your acneic skin if it is oily, is not necessary.
Just cleanse, use your antiacne meds and spf. At night add retin-a. If you have normal to dry skin, using an alphahydroxy or combo product can help to promote skin exfoliation.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
Thank
Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Exfoliation

Acne is blockage of the hair follicle and subsequent infection.
Heavy moisturizers can block the pores. Use a moisturizer with 5% benzoyl peroxide, dimethicone 1% adn glycerin 20%.

In brief: Exfoliation

Acne is blockage of the hair follicle and subsequent infection.
Heavy moisturizers can block the pores. Use a moisturizer with 5% benzoyl peroxide, dimethicone 1% adn glycerin 20%.
Dr. Robert Keller
Dr. Robert Keller
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors