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Does moisturizer make acne worse?

Your skin still needs moisture. Even oily skin needs moisture. Acne meds are often very drying, so you may need more moisturizer, not less, when you are fighting breakouts. Otherwise, the over-dryness may trigger inflammation, then you’re back where you started: dealing with more acne. Just be sure to buy a formula that’s nonacnegenic (look for the term noncomedogenic). For all practical purposes, if it’s labeled oil free, you’re okay, too.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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