Choosing An Acne moisturizer That Is Right For Your Skin

Finding an acne moisturizer can be an extremely frustrating task. Even though acne is caused from over active oil glands , a person can still have dry or combination skin. Acne sufferers all have different skin types, so matching a moisturizer to your skin type that doesn't irritate or worsen acne can seem impossible.

A lot of moisturizers made for blemished skin contains ingredients that can be damaging to your skin if you use them over an extended period of time. Your best bet is to use a natural acne moisturizer that contains ingredients that moisturize, provide nutrients for healthier skin, and help keep acne under control.

How do I choose a good acne moisturizer?

First things first. You have to know which skin type you are. Do you have really oily skin? Do you have combination skin or is your skin always dry and flaking? Click on the link below to find which skin type you are before carrying on.

Find Your Skin Type

Now that you have that figured out, your search can be narrowed down some what. This is the basic rule when looking for a moisturizer. A heavier, thicker cream for dry skin, and a lighter cream or serum for combination skin or skin that requires less moisture. It really is common sense.

Which natural ingredients should be in an acne moisturizer?

Natural oils and ingredients that promote healing, encourage cell regeneration, fight infection and provide nutrition. The following are ingredients that are well matched to acne prone skin and are good to have in your moisturizer whether you purchase or decide to make your own acne cream.

  • Aloe Vera Aloe can help soothe, heal and lessen acne scarring.

  • Jojoba Oil There are many acne sufferers that swear by this stuff. This is an excellent natural moisturizer for acne prone skin. It is light, it absorbs easily, it doesn't clog pores and it is very close to the oil(sebum) that our own bodies produce. Using jojoba oil in a sense tricks your body into thinking it has enough sebum and therefore slows oil production.

  • Chamomile Oil This oil is a good addition to any moisturizer. It calms and soothes skin making it ideal to include in an acne moisturizer.

  • Honey Honey is not only a natural moisturizer but it also has natural antibacterial properties.

  • Shea Butter A very effective moisturizer that has natural healing properties.

  • Rosehip Oil This oil is very high in essential fatty acids, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It increases circulation to the surface of the skin, regenerates and moisturizes.

  • Sandalwood Oil Sandalwood Oil is a good skin balancer and it also helps fight infection. An excellent choice for combination skin.

  • Patchouli Oil Stimulates skin cell regeneration and can speed healing. Patchouli oil is beneficial in treating acne and eczema and can help prevent scars.

  • Tea Tree Oil A very good choice for acne prone skin. This oil has anti inflammatory and anti fungal properties.

The following are ingredients, both natural and not, that you should avoid when choosing a moisturizer.

  • Acetone
  • Alcohol
  • Algae Extracts
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Oleic Acid
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Mineral Oil
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Wheat Germ Oil

If you choose to make your own acne moisturizer, there is link provided at the bottem of this page that will take you to acne recipes. If making your own does not interest you, you can purchase very effective all natural acne products that are both healthy and safe. Always, always read the labels and ingredients and be sure it is matched to your skin type.

If you are interested in having someone do all the work for you, I would recommend trying ZENMED. ZENMED products are naturally based and they use only organic, spa quality ingredients. On their website they provide a free questionare that asks several questions about your skin problems etc. Your answers are looked over by ZENMED expert staff who then put together an acne fighting system that is customized to your skin's needs. If cost is a concern, ZENMED is inexpensive in comparison to many other acne fighting systems and also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. I am very certain though that you will be very pleased with the results and you won't want your money back.

Follow these guidelines and see the difference it can make in your skin!

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