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Tackling acne-prone skin can sometimes feel like you’re treading a very fine tightrope. When it comes to reducing inflammation, it might be a blend of skincare, diet and even medication that keeps things at bay.
But should adding oils and moisturising agents be okayed, or should acne be kept dry?
According to James M Wilmot, a dermatologist speaking to ShareCare, anyone with this type of problem skin should never shirk from the full, usual skincare routine, including treating it regularly with moisturiser.
The reason for this is that there’s a difference between the signals of moisturization and the actual content of water. Proper hydration is critical to have cellular metabolism function properly. All the biochemical reactions that occur in your skin do so at a specific rate which is dependent on their concentration inside and outside the cells. If there is insufficient moisture then the surface cells do not release evenly as single cells but as sheets of cells that can clog pores and induce acne. Since acne is an inflammatory condition look for a moisturizer with soothing agents to quiet the skin. All skin whether dry, normal or oily requires hydration. However, we often determine the value of a moisturizer by how it makes the skin feel. Moisturized skin is softer, more supple, plumper and less brittle. While proper hydration will provide some of these signals, they are often imparted by other agents in the moisturizer such as the oils, humectants and emollients that are also present. Be careful and do not use a product that contains oils or emollients that are « comedogenic ». These materials can increase inflammation and therefore exasperate an acne condition.
For combination/acne-prone skin, Matis Shine Control Purifying Care is a light moisturiser that addresses the superficial and structural signs of sebaceous imbalance. It reduces oil production and controls shine. Matis Shine Control Purifying Care has an incomparably fresh and light texture that mattifies and protects, leaving skin comfortable and able to breathe.
Features / Benefits:
• Purifies, protects and perfects combination and oily skin.
• Improved formula with absorbent micro-powders.
• Texture and fragrance designed for combination-oily skin types.
• Great for summertime and overactive subaceous glands.
How to use:
• Smooth on lightly over face and neck.
• For AM and PM use.
• Modified AHA – Polishes away dead skin cells and refines skin texture.
• Matisebo System – Blend of acids and botanical extracts to balance sebum production.
• Absorbent micro-powders – Control shine and absorb excess oil.