Is it normal to experience dryness of skin while getting treated for acne?
I am thinking about La Roche Posay Effaclar MAT Daily Moisturizer (ingredients: Aqua, Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isocetyl Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-100 Sterate, Cocamide Mea, Zinc PCA, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Isohexadecane, Sodium Citrate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Nylon-12, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Methylparaben, Salicylic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance).
But it contains Dimenthicone and PEG, which are something people should avoid in their skincare I believe. So do you still suggest me get this cream? What particular product do you recommend or what main ingredients do you recommend to have and to avoid in my skincare?
You may use a non-comedogenic moisturizer on an SOS basis
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I have gone through your query and I have understood it.
It is quite normal to experience some dryness of skin while getting treated for acne.
Chemical Peels and topical antiacne preparations are drying and may cause skin irritation, specially in those who have sensitive skin.
You may use this moisturizer on an SOS basis i.e use it whenever your skin feels dry, not regularly.
Make sure that you always use a product that clearly mentions non-comedogenic / oil free and hypoallergenic.
Use a gentle cleanser, preferably a non-soap based one e.g cetaphil cleansing lotion, twice daily.
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