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Dry Skin and Acne Treatment

Speaking in general terms oily skin is more prone to acne than other skin types. However, this does not mean that combination and dry skin can consider themselves acne-free skin types. In fact, while combination skin can actually withstand the same treatments for acne that oily skin can, dry skin requires another approach.
When acne affects dry skin it appears under the surface of the skin creating itchy and painful nodules. As with any type of skin, you should never try and pick at these acne lesions are it will lead to a widespread infection and inflammation.
Instead, use a moisturizer to alleviate your acne. This may be counterintuitive, but it really does work. Here's why:
Dry skin is synonymous of an absence of moisture which will lead to invisible cracks that allow acne bacteria to enter and proliferate. By keeping skin moisturized you are actually keeping it strong, healthy, and protected against bacterial intruders.
Another great way of moisturizing your skin naturally is using an oil. However, not just any oil will do. You can use a non-comedogenic oil, like olive oil, and massage it gently into your skin.
Remove it using a warm, damp washcloth and apply a moisturizer as usual. This change can help balance out the natural oils in your skin. It is especially helpful for people with extremely dry skin.
Following a proper cleansing routine that includes a good acne cream will also help prevent acne and treat acne lesions. Don't trick yourself into thinking you can treat dry skin acne problems with the same acne treatments used to treat oily skin. These types of treatment are usually too harsh for dry skin.
Mild and moderate acne can usually be treated with nothing more than a regular cleansing routine, however, if you have severe acne then you should seek medical guidance. Avoiding proper treatment of acne will only worsen the problem and lead to acne scarring which often requires serious acne scar removal.
Dry skin is too sensitive to withstand products that contain sulfur, salicylic acid, and retinol. Instead of these ingredients look for products that contain tea tree oil or vitamin B complex. AHAs can also be used even though they can also cause irritation.
Tea tree oil should initially be used once a week to allow your skin time enough to adjust and become accustomed to it. Or, if you prefer, you can dilute it with a couple of drops of water or by using a few drops of your moisturizer. It doesn't matter which method you use, both will help reduce its irritating power.
AHAs are great exfoliators and can be used to help reduce the level of flaking that accompanies dry skin. You can either find a creamy moisturizer made with AHAs or mix them into your moisturizer.
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