So Moisturizers Are Actually Bad For My Acne?
If you suffer from acne, you need to realize that the worse thing in the world you can do is over-dry your skin. The reason for this is that the skin over compensates for the dryness, and produces more oil to help stop the skin from losing more water. When the skin produces more oil, it clogs the pores. The lack of oxygen actually perpetuates the infection, making your condition worse.
I recommend a good glycolic and/or salycylic acid cleanser, toner lotion. The more you exfoliate, the more oxygen is able to reach the bacteria to kill it. Exfoliating also unclogs the pores of debris. Your next step is to hydrate with a serum that has hylauronic acid and antioxidants. Hydrating and feeding the skin is very important, NOT moisturizing.