Does lotion cause acne?

Lotion Makes My Face Break Out

Lotion Makes My Face Break Out


Question: Does lotion cause acne?
Answer: Yes, it can
Finding a great moisturizer can be a challenge, especially if you have combination or sensitive skin. One tip that can definitely ensure your moisturizer doesn’t make you break out is to always apply it to dry, clean skin. By cleaning your skin first, you help to remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells, which can cause acne.

To choose the right moisturizer for your skin, first look for products that are noncomedogenic, or won’t clog your pores. Then, check that the product is designed for your skin, i.e. oil free for oily skin, fragrance free for sensitive skin. Try to find moisturizers that aren’t too heavy and are designed for every day use. While a lot of moisturizers today tend to have SPF in them, this can sometimes cause breakouts. Instead use a foundation with SPF or use a separate sunscreen on days when you are not wearing makeup to get the sun protection your skin needs.

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