Every year, approximately 17 million people suffer from the skin condition known as acne, according to Brown University's health services. Even acne-prone skin needs moisturizing, especially if you're treating your skin with a drying anti-acne product, but be careful to avoid oil-based lotions that may clog your pores and make your acne worse.
Aveda Outer Peace Acne Relief Lotion
This salicylic acid-enhanced moisturizer from Aveda helps treat zits while drying to a smooth, matte appearance, says skincare expert Paula Begoun. Various herbal extracts, like saw palmetto, help to nourish and feed your skin, while the moisturizers plump up your skin's appearance. Several of the ingredients listed on its label are certified organic.
Neutrogena Oil-Free SPF 35
Pamper your skin with Neutrogena's quick-absorbing and light moisturizer. The product earned a recommendation from InStyle magazine's beauty editors for its noncomedogenic properties. It's ideal for dry to very oily, acne-prone skin, create a flawless makeup base for your foundation or concealer. It also contains broad spectrum SPF 35 for sunscreen protection.
Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion, Oil-Free Formula
The enhanced glycolic acid-formulated moisturizer from Alpha Hydrox comes in an oil-free formula. It features glycolic acid at a strength of 10%, making it great for oily skin. As the lotion moisturizes, its acids also accelerate your skin cells' exfoliation rate. This can improve your natural luminosity while helping to fade blemishes like skin discolorations or acne scars.
Biore Restore Skin-Boosting Night Serum
Biore's night moisturizer is formulated with silicone and water, and TotalBeauty.com reports that it is great for oily skin types who want extra hydration without the use of heavy oils. The product has high levels of green tea leaf extract, known as a potent antioxidant for conditioning your skin and helping to prevent aging symptoms like wrinkles.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- Real Simple: Acne Solutions
- Brown University: Acne
- InStyle: BEST 2013 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF Acne Prone Skin
- Total Beauty: Biore Restore Skin-Boosting Night Serum