Acne Care

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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The side effects of acne care can be almost as devastating to the skin as the acne itself. Acne care skin care products can sometimes leave the skin dry, flaky, and chapped. In an effort to dry up the skin's excess oil, the skin is accidentally left totally dehydrated. The effect is raw, reddish skin that feels, and looks, uncomfortable.

Protective Acne Care

The best acne products are ones which soothe and protect the epidermis, while preventing and healing the acne. Ideally, you will want not only to cleanse the skin, but protect and moisturize it as well. Too many people make the mistake of avoiding moisturizers, for fear that they will clog the pores and exacerbate the acne.

This is not the case. A good acne skin care regimen includes non-comedogenic moisturizers. Non-comedogenic moisturizers are lotions, creams or gels which moisturize the skin without clogging the pores. They are an essential part of keeping your skin vibrant and healthy, particularly if you are assaulting it with drying anti-acne cleansers.

Acne care isn't just for teenagers. Many adults suffer from acne. For these folks, treatments need to deal with wrinkles and other signs of aging, in addition to acne. Keeping the skin free of acne, while protecting it from wrinkles, sun damage, and dehydration, is a delicate balance. Look for treatments created by dermatologists, geared toward adults.

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