Dry skin with pimples? Tips and advice

Dry skin with pimples? Tips and advice

Acne is a condition that is commonly associated with oily or combination skin, however, people with dry skin can also experience it.

Acne can have different causes: genetic, hormonal factors, stress and anxiety, and excess oil or sebum in the skin that favors the proliferation of bacteria that inflame the follicles and clog them, giving rise to unsightly pimples.

People with dry skin are prone to acne , because the skin barrier is not sufficient to prevent the appearance of bacteria in the dermis.

To treat dry skin with pimples and redness, the first thing to do is evaluate your skin type and determine its degree of aging:

  • For dehydrated skin, it is recommended to use products capable of retaining water molecules and containing a minimum amount of fats or oils in their formulation. It is important to use a cleansing product that respects the physiology of the skin, such as a gentle cleansing foam or micellar water, and a moisturizing cream that is incorporated into your daily routine. It is also recommended to exfoliate the skin twice a week, avoiding abrasive products in case of an acne breakout, and using an oil-free makeup base.
  • For combination skin, it is necessary to find a balance that allows eradicating pimples and blackheads, while hydrating the driest areas of the face. You should use products that eliminate excess fat in the T zone and chin, but provide hydration to the cheekbones and cheeks. It is important to choose a specific product for combination skin and exfoliate the skin twice a week, focusing attention on the oiliest area to eliminate impurities and bacteria that can trigger acne.