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How to treat dehydrated skin with acne- Part 2

You have learnt through the previous post that you need to choose and use the right skin products to treat dehydrated skin and acne. In addition to this, you have also learnt the importance of following the right skincare routine. There is more you have to do to treat your acne and dehydrated skin.

You need to learn to balance your skincare routine. This is because even if you follow the best anti-acne skincare routines, they can go awry if you get overzealous by perhaps using too many treatments at the same time or by using them too often.

This only sends your skin into a dehydrated but oily tizzy state wherein it feels that your skin is dry underneath but oily on the surface. To make things worse, you may find patches of rough and flaky skin which only worsens your appearance.

Experiment and find out how your skin responds

So if you have been prescribed some retinoid like Retin-A which is an antibacterial product with benzoyl peroxide, and also apply salicylic acid one after the other, it only triggers skin irritation. Adding some active ‘anti-aging’ products to the mix like high-strength vitamin C or retinol serum, your skin only rebels against all these products at once.

Looking at this confusing reactions, you naturally feel that you should stop using any products at all. But this is not advised; instead, you need to experiment and find out how your skin responds to different treatment combinations.

While some may find their skin responding better if they apply retinoid products once every other day, others get best results by alternatively using benzoyl peroxide and retinoid either in the morning or night after cleansing and toning and then a BHA or salicylic acid exfoliant during the day or every other day after cleansing and toning, and before applying any prescription products.

Right use of moisturizers

It’s important you use your moisturizer right as not everyone needs creams or thick lotion moisturizers. In fact, if you use these heavy moisturizers on the oily areas or breakouts, it only worsens the clogged pores and makes your skin even oilier. So moisturizers are a no-no for acne-prone skin. So now comes the question, what can be done for your dehydrated skin?

Well, look out for, and use lightweight or fluid textured hydrating products which are filled with antioxidants and skin-repairing and anti-redness ingredients. You needn’t worry about layering them on your skin to give it the hydration it needs! It’s not necessary that be ‘moisturizers’; serums, toners and other products with lightweight, hydrating and smoothing ingredients can do just as well.

See? If you do things right, it won’t be so difficult taking care of your acne-prone and dehydrated skin! You no longer need to worry and hesitate about your ‘special’ skin with these tips around!