Adult acne: Blemish control advice for all spots
Can moisturizing cause spots?
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Can moisturizing cause spots?

In winter we often switch to a richer moisturizer - but sometimes this can lead to plugged up pores. So how do you get the balance between hydrated skin without congesting it?

Dr. Haus says: "Creams and lotions that contain oil will block the pores and may aggravate and even increase acne spots.

Choose products labelled as being non-comedogenic (should not cause blackheads or whiteheads) or non-acnegenic (should not cause acne). Always look for oil-free sun block and moisturizer if you have a case of acne."

We're fans of Elizabeth Arden's Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15 which protects your skin from UVA and UVB damage, while keeping your skin nicely hydrated.

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