While its true that dry skin produces less oil that can clog pores, acne can still occur in dry skin. Acne basically involves something clogging up or irritating the pore and causing an infection.Some people with dry skin get acne from rubber material (in helmets for sports, for example) rubbing against their chin and forehead, causing irritations.
Others have get acne from hard, vigorous scrubbing with body or facial scrubs.
Others may get halogen acne around the mouth and/or chin because of some of the food they eat or products they use (such as certain toothpastes). For more on this condition (peri-oral dermatitis) click here.
Also, some people with dry skin get so desperate to soothe their skin that they use very rich moisturizers with heavy grease that can clog pores.
To hydrate dry skin, healthy moisturizers that are rich and hydrating but non-pore-clogging are advised such as VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® SuperSkin Care Creammmy Rich Intense Moisture Milk, Grandma Minnie’s All-Over Mommycoddling Lotion or Know-It-Oil.
VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® treatments in lotion form can also impart some hydration, while providing active therapy such as boosting elasticity or preventing/lessening signs of aging (such as Re-Everything), clarifying dark spots (Illuminants+) or providing important daily protection from sun and light (Armada).
If you have very dry, flaking skin or very sensitive, allergy-prone skin, the dryness may be due to a reaction to ingredients that you’re using. Or, you could have a specific skin condition like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. In any of these cases, using very heavy moisturizers may not help. See Very Dry, Flaking Skin for more information.
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