The skin on our faces are far more sensitive than the skin on any other part of our body. This is why we purchase different skin care products for our faces. And of course, we want the best of everything – the best astringent, the best camouflage cosmetics, the best moisturizer. Acne is a common skin condition that we buy separate products for, but in some cases, the products we buy for our acne and the products we would normally buy for our facial skin don’t exactly go well together.
But if we’re thinking about our faces and we’re looking for the best moisturizer, acne should be a factor. Acne could be aggravated by any substance that touches the skin, even cleansers and lotions that claim to be hypoallergenic. Moisturizers are especially risky, because some moisturizers contain substances that cause itchiness and irritation. But if one stops moisturizing, the skin on one’s face becomes dry and flaky, or would thin and age easily.
Acne is not a permanent condition for most of us, so it should be all right to purchase a moisturizer that is especially mild, in case of acne conditions, even if it is not your favorite brand or the brand that your skin has gotten used to. Once the acne has cleared up, it should be all right to settle on one’s old brand or other moisturizers altogether.
For one thing, moisturizers should have a minimum of perfumes and other potentially irritating substances in them. If you have observed that the moisturizer that you have gotten used to is aggravating your acne condition, take note of the ingredients written on the label. Avoiding other moisturizers that have the same active ingredients would be a good start.
Picking out moisturizers that have components that especially nourish the skin is also an asset. Examples of these components are jojoba oil and aloe vera. Aloe vera especially has a cool, soothing feel, and it is known for reducing inflammations on the skin on any part of the body. Using a moisturizer with aloe vera in it may even be good for alleviating your acne condition!
Sensitive facial skin – that is, skin that easily goes into acne outbreaks at the introduction of external substances – could do with facial products that only have 0.5% salicylic acid. In this vein, reducing the salicylic acid content of all your facial products may help. Salicylic acid is sometimes found in large amounts in popular astringents, and are marketed as effective acne controllers – however, some kinds of skin do not react well to high amounts of salicylic acid. If you find that your acne condition actually gets worse when you use salicylic acid products, stop using them as soon as possible – this may help you better tolerate a broader spectrum of commercially available moisturizers. During your search for the best moisturizer, acne may not be such a problem!