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How to Fight Your Dry Skin Breakouts

How to Fight Your Dry Skin Breakouts

Oftentimes, acne and breakouts are associated with oily skin – but did you know dry skin can break out just the same? If you find yourself dealing with dry skin that breaks out, you may be struggling to find products that don’t make the problem worse. That’s why we’re here to help. Read on to discover how to fight your dry skin breakouts, the right way.

Test Your Treatments

Many acne treatments are formulated to treat pimples by drying them out. For someone who is already prone to dry skin, this can lead to flaking, peeling, and more intense, dry feelings across your face. To avoid this, spot test any new acne treatments before going all-in. You’ll also want to give your skin time to adjust to new treatments, as it likely will take some time to see results. Popular treatments may not be effective for you, so choosing a personalized acne plan like Acne Intelligence is recommended.


Additionally, you should avoid overwashing your skin with your daily skincare products. Dry skin is typically caused by an over-stripping of your skin’s natural oils, which can be caused by washing your face too often. Consider a once-a-day wash schedule if you find your skin to be dry. 

Soothe Your Skin

For dry skin, choose lotions and cream acne treatments over astringent solutions or water-based gels. Cream-based products will be soothing on dry skin, moisturize, and fight your breakouts. You should also be sure to moisturize daily (even if it seems counterintuitive) with a product like Acne Intelligence’s dry skin moisturizer. When you’re used to drying skin, seeing your body’s natural oil secretion at work on your face can be alarming – but it’s really a good thing. Don’t stop moisturizing just because you see oil, that’s actually a sign your skin is regulating itself and you should keep up your routine.

Protect From the Seasons

As we move into the fall and winter months, dry air is only going to get dryer. For those prone to dry skin breakouts, this means you’ll need to amp up your moisturizing and skincare routine to prevent worsening of skin during this season. Overall, the most important aspect of fighting dry skin breakouts is keeping your skin moisturized and avoiding products that over-strip your skin’s natural oils. During the fall and winter, this becomes even more important.


Choosing the right products for your dry skin acne is the best first step to set you on the path to renewed confidence and empowerment. Acne treatments look different for everyone, but knowing how to protect your skin as you work through stubborn acne can help set you on the path to healthy skin and a clear mind. Ready to get started with an acne-fighting routine that really works? Download the Acne Intelligence app for your free consultation and personalized regimen today.


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