Are You Using the Right Winter Moisturizer?
Determine Your Acne Factor
Do you break out at the slightest sight of oil? “Serums with acne fighting ingredients like Priori's Perfection Gel ($48; prioriskincare.com for locations) can offer moisture and break down oil,” says Gold.
Do you suffer from hormonal breakouts? Track your fluctuating body rhythms and adjust your skin treatments accordingly. If your skin is acting up near the end of the month, switch to an oil-free moisturizer or a face cream with salicylic acid. Gold also recommends adding a topical spot treatment when breakouts occur.
Do you have cystic acne i.e. deep, hard blemishes? “Time to get your dermatologist involvedHe or she can prescribe an oral and/or topical treatment,” says Gold. In the meantime, hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic products won’t irritate inflamed skin.