7 Acne Products to Try If You Have Dry Skin
Although they are effective, acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can be drying. Because of this, it can be difficult to find ways to clear your complexion if you have dry or sensitive, acne-prone skin. Luckily, there are products out there that are formulated to target blemishes without stripping your skin of its essential moisture. Scroll on for seven of our favorite options for creating a personalized pimple-zapping routine.
This dual-action spot treatment is formulated with 5.5% benzoyl peroxide and exfoliating lipo-hydroxy-acid to reduce the number and severity of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Also infused with glycerin, it moisturizes and absorbs quickly into the skin. Make sure to cover the affected area completely.
Made with benzoyl peroxide, this creamy cleanser works to clear existing blemishes and prevent new ones from forming. It’s great because it's non-comedogenic and developed with dermatologists. The formula is also hydrating and infused with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides that helps maintain the skin barrier. The result? Skin that is soft, clear and comfortable.
After cleansing, follow up with this clarifying tonic made with glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids to gently exfoliate, minimize the appearance of large pores and clear the complexion. The addition of aloe vera helps soothe the skin, making it possible to use both morning and evening.
Whether you have sensitive skin, cystic acne or both, this oil-free lightweight lotion is a must-try. Made with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, it works to fight existing acne breakouts and prevent future ones on your face and body. It controls excess oil production, soothes the skin and visibly reduces the appearance of redness, and it minimizes dryness and flakiness.
This serum clears your complexion while offering hydrating benefits. It combines willow bark, salicylic acid, vitamin C, CoQ10, aloe vera, green tea and organic fruit acids in a formula that aims to reduce breakouts, unclog pores, even out the skin tone, fight against free radical damage and hydrate the skin.
Not only does this moisturizer help clear blemishes and unclog pores, but it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Talk about a two-for-one product. Plus, it provides deep hydration and moisture thanks to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and aloe vera.
If you want to give exfoliating acids a break, this niacinamide and zinc serum works to nourish the skin for a visibly smoother texture. It’s super lightweight, suitable for sensitive skin types and doesn’t have a greasy or sticky feel.
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