People suffering from acne problems often get confused about using moisturizer, especially in winter. Oily skin with wide open pores is the root cause of acne and pimples. Most people with oily skin avoid buying moisturizers as they (wrongly) think that moisturizers aggravate acne problems further.
Moisturizing is necessary even for oily skin type
Due to excess oil and sebum secretion you may not feel the dryness but your skin looks greasy and dull. To get a blemish free younger looking skin you need proper cleansing and moisturizing irrespective of the skin type. Vitamin rich moisturizers nourish the skin. So, not using moisture is never a solution for acne prone skin.
Pick the one labeled ‘for Oily Skin’
What you need to do is choosing the right moisture for your skin type. Now-a-days most brands sell moisturizing products with specific labels such as for oily skin, dry skin and normal skin. In some cases you may get to see moisturizers with a label ‘from oily to normal skin’. However, such distinction makes your task easier.
If you have oily skin always check the ingredients before buying a moisturizing lotion or cream. Products for oily skin should be oil free.
The best solution for acne prone skin could be the water-based or gel-based moisturizers. Vitamin E and mineral oils, which are known as essential ingredients for skin care products are not good for acne prone skin as they may cause clogging of pores and resulting acne eruption.