If you’ve left your teenage years behind, you probably expected acne, pimples, and breakouts to fade into the past, along with big hair and acid wash jeans. So it’s frustrating when faced with conflicting skin care challenges – and dry skin accompanied by breakouts certainly falls into this category.
Unfortunately, as hormone levels fluctuate with age, dry skin and blemishes can coexist. Because so many treatments for pimples can dry skin further, a gentle skincare approach is recommended.
Begin with a cleanser that thoroughly removes dirt, oil, and debris without drying. Actifirm Evening Cleanser is a perfect example. This gentle, foaming formula removes makeup and sunscreen without stripping the skin. Aloe and cucumber offer anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe flare-ups, while Mucor Miehei extract aids cell turnover, which can help prevent clogged pores.
Exfoliation is key to skincare for any skin type, and dry, breakout prone skin is no exception. Dry skin becomes smoother and more glowing, while cell turnover aids in keeping pores clear and preventing future breakouts. Actifirm Z-Peel is ideal for dry, blemished skin. Mucor Miehei mushroom extract lifts dead skin cells without harming living tissue, while the Z-Peel formula also hydrates.
Hydration is vitally important to dry skin, but a non-comedogenic formula is key to addressing dryness without exacerbating acne. Actifirm Renovation Cream is an intensive, botanical moisturizer that offers powerful anti-aging benefits, yet will not clog pores.
Of course, some of the same old rules for blemishes apply. Don’t touch the face, and definitely don’t pick at pimples – picking will only cause more redness, prolong healing time, and potentially leave scars. With a simple skincare regimen that addresses multiple needs, it is possible to treat dry skin and breakouts simultaneously.