Peeling Skin from Acne
Topical acne treatments and acne-fighting cleansers often rely on skin-drying ingredients that can lead to skin peeling and flaking. To preserve skin hydration while keeping acne away, follow these tips: (1) Find a good middle ground for your face wash. For example, a pH-balancing cleanser can keep your skin dirt-free without robbing it of its natural oils. (2) Go easy on spot treatments. Benzol peroxide is a star player in various acne gels and creams. But if you have dry skin, you may want to be extra careful when using it as it can further exacerbate dryness and peeling. (3) Be very gentle with exfoliation. Avoid over-exfoliating and stick with a gentle chemical exfoliant 1-2 times per week.