Did you know that the humble moisturiser is an essential part of your acne regime? This might surprise you if you’re like one of the 55% of people in our survey who said that they experienced Moisturiser Fear (anxiety that it would break them out).

However, it might surprise you to know that inflamed spots are inherently ceramide-deficient. That’s right, you’re already set up to fail, when you apply your Actives. In fact, retinoids caused dryness through ceramide deficiency too. So what’s to be done?

Firstly, it’s vital you don’t deplete your barrier further by cleansing aggressively.

Next, its vital that you moisturise securely, without the worry that you’re clogging up skin as you go. This means you can be as generous as your skin needs. Remember, you’ll need more on a plane or up a mountain than you’d need in the Maldives.

Finally, think about ingredients that strengthen the barrier by boosting ceramide production or replenish the lipids directly when you moisturise.

These steps will work in conjunction with your treatment regime, so that long-term control of your skin is ultimately achievable. So lean in to moisturiser – your acne-prone skin will thank you.