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Unveiling the Ultimate Skincare Solutions – Dry Skin Acne

Aug 6, 2023

Unveiling the Ultimate Skincare Solutions - Dry Skin Acne

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What is Dry Skin?

Why does acne occur in Dry Skin Types?

Care of Dry Skin

When to Visit a Dermatologist?

Do you suffer from dry skin? Do you still get acne? Confused? Yes, dry skin and acne is not a combination that one usually expects, but it can occur together. Read on to know more…

Dry skin is not directly responsible for acne, but it may worsen the symptoms! Many adults and teenagers experience dry skin and acne, both simultaneously. 

The good news is that there are skincare routines that will help you fight acne and hydrate the skin simultaneously. To help you understand more about dry skin acne, this post is a brief explanation about the same! 

What is Dry Skin? How do you know that you have Oily/ Dry/ Combination Skin?

 First things first, you should understand what causes your skin to go dry and how it escalates the chances of getting dry skin acne. When your skin loses too much water quickly, it goes dry! There might be many reasons for this outcome, mostly everyday things. 

What is Dry Skin?

Some of the reasons include alkaline soaps, harsh and excessive cleansing, scrubs, hot showers, etc. All of these and more cause your skin to lose fats & oils. These fats and oils on the skin are responsible for holding the water molecules as well, and thus stripping the skin of oil strips it of water, too, leaving it dry. 

Now, how do you know if your skin is dry, normal or oily? 

 The answer is here: 

 The normal skin type has a clear appearance and an even tone. Such skin type doesn’t feel tight or greasy. It should feel supple and soft when you touch it.

  • The dry skin type will feel tighter and might get easily irritated. You will find your skin looking flakier and with fine lines. 
  • The oily skin type will be shinier and might have breakouts. The wrinkles will be less visible, and the skin pores will appear large and dilated. 
  • The combination skin type might have either oily or normal skin type symptoms around the T-Zone area of the face. T-Zone stands for the part of the face, including your chin, nose, and forehead. Apart from that, you might also experience normal or dry skin around the U-Zone of your face. U-Zone stands for the part of the face, including the eyes, mouth and cheek. 

 Refer to these descriptions, and you will eventually realise your skin type! For more assistance, you can get in touch with your dermatologist

Why does acne occur in Dry Skin Types?

Why does acne occur in Dry Skin Types?

Dry skin has weak cell-to-cell bonds and thus is responsible for increasing the shedding of dead skin cells. Hence, the rapid increase in dead skin cell buildup can clog the skin pores or hair follicle opening, triggering acne. As a result, dry skin acne is formed! 

 Apart from that, acne occurs mostly in dry skin types because of the wrong skincare routine, hormonal changes, and some bad habits. Bad habits such as not washing your face before bed, smoking, heavy sugar consumption and others trigger dry skin and acne problems.  

Care of Dry Skin

 Here are some of the ways that you can adapt to counter dry skin conditions and overcome them:

 Prefer using a humidifier during the winter season.

  • Limit yourself to just 5 to 10 minutes of bath daily. 
  • Do not use too many soaps. Instead, you should prefer using gentle moisturizing cleansers as an alternative! 
  • To prevent the skin from damage, avoid using scrub brushes, bath sponges and washcloths. 
  • Count on applying a  moisturizer immediately after washing your face or bathing. It will assist the skin in plugging the skin cell spaces and seal the moisture. Opt for a non comedogenic moisturiser as it will also reduce the acne issue
  • Avoid scratching the skin frequently. Instead, use moisturizer to control the itch and relieve those spots. 

Care of Dry Skin

When to Visit a Dermatologist?

 If your dry skin condition is causing you pain and is inflamed, it is a worrying situation. If you have thick and tight skin that makes you feel uncomfortable and itchy, you should consult your dermatologist to prevent this condition from escalating. 

 Apart from that, if you have dry skin and acne over the face due to frequent scratching, visit your doctor immediately, and get prescription creams or ointments as a solution. 


Neglecting your dry skin and dry skin acne may increase the total damage to the skin. Visit a dermatologist at Clear Skin Clinics Pune at the earliest for tips to maintain your skin and acne. Our experienced dermatologists can guide you regarding which products to use and how to take care of your skin as to reduce acne breakouts and overall damage

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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