Best Moisturizers For Acne Prone Skin – The Verdict

                                                                       Do You Even Need Moisturizer?

Before I let you in on some really amazing, natural skin moisturizers for acne prone skin, it’s very important to understand why you’re using moisturizing products in the first place.

So let’s step back a bit and look at some very basics. best moisturizer for acne prone skin image

Skin is made up of billions of cells like anything else in the body. These cells need to eat.

New skin cells form and based on the building materials that are available, will be constructed from either premium quality materials or poor, cheap ones.

So…why would you need to get moisturizer in the first place?

Well because we collectively either suffer from dry skin or we have been conditioned into believing we need to moisturize.

Where True Hydration Really Occurs

What if I told you the vast majority of hydration for your skin comes from the inside and NOT what you put on it?

Of course, external moisturizers can be fantastic complementary tools for healthier overall skin but the vast majority of moisture should come internally.

If your internal environment is hydrated as a result of high water rich foods that also happen to be exceptionally high in skin loving vitamins and minerals; then your moisturizing quest is 80% complete.

So first thing’s first – in order to give your skin the very best moisturizer, please look into doing a thorough body detoxification protocol.

Not only will your skin glow and look terrific but your body overall will be better for it. Everything is connected and poor skin is a very strong sign of poor internal health.

Once your detox program is underway, you will suddenly notice something really, really cool – your skin gradually becomes soft and supple!

You can literally feel the elasticity improve and this cannot come from cellular dehydration. It can only come about if you’re “moisturized” on the inside.

Okay so you’re now eating well (your diet is #1 factor – check out more on that here) but wait a minute…

Suddenly your “acne prone” skin is starting to look clearer and clearer and you’re getting less and less breakouts.

So now what is the best moisturizer to use given your skin is starting to drastically improve?

A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put it on your skin.


Because your skin absorbs whatever is on it.

If the ingredients look like they came out of a science lab or if you have absolutely no idea what they are, then I urge you to reconsider wasting your money on them and direct your funds to what nature already offers you.

Finding The Perfect Moisturizer For Your Skin

You will notice most are either free of charge you can find in your backyard or a fraction of what you’d pay for a commercialized product.

And they work MUCH better!

Quick Note: Two of the most popular “natural moisturizers” out there that are in almost every beauty product are coconut oil and aloe vera. These are far better being used internally (eat coconut instead of drinking oil) than putting them on your skin because coconut oil doesn’t actually absorb very well and straight aloe vera can dry out the skin.

So feel free to blend them into smoothies but don’t make a habit of putting them on your skin because you will be disappointed.

I’ve broken this skin nourishing list down for you into three sections:

  1. Straight “1-ingredient” moisturizers
  2. Natural mixtures and blends you can make at home and leave on as masks for 10-20 minutes
  3. Smoothies for a radiant glow

1) 1-Ingredient Options:

Blackseed oil: The best is cold pressed, unrefined, pure and organic. It can be used externally as well as internally. Black seed oil is very effective in reducing inflammation, accelerating healing of the skin and moisturizing it due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. It is especially helpful in treating acne, eczema, burns, cuts, fungal skin infections and skin cancer. It’s my favorite oil so far! You can browse blackseed oil options here.

Argan Oil: This is another miracle oil for the skin. It is a great moisturizer and skin toner, regulates skin production of oil and therefore is perfect for all types of skin and also helps with healing minor scars. It’s more expensive than other oils but only one drop of it applied on the skin works wonders. Doesn’t have the greasy residue either! You can check out pure, organic Moroccan argan oils here.
Avocado: Make sure it’s soft and ripe so it spreads easily. Notice how many soaps, creams and washes have this as a prime ingredient? Well why use it with a bunch of chemicals when you can just go directly to the source? Apply it and leave it on for 15 minutes or so then wash off for a silky feel.
Pure, organic, unprocessed honey: Yes it’s sticky and yes you need to leave it on longer but boy, it’s a skin loving goo!
Mango: It has to be ripe like with avocado. After you eat it, you can use what’s left on the mango peels and gently rub it on the skin. Let it stay for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Cucumber: Just slice it in thin pieces and put the circles on your face for 10 minutes. Cucumber is especially helpful if you have puffy eyes as it diminishes swelling and at the same time is very hydrating. Also you can just run cucumber on your face and neck, it tightens the pores, and mixed with a drop of lemon helps to reduce pigmentation and scarring. 
Grapes: Slice one fresh ripe grape in half and rub the meaty part on your skin. You can also blend grapes or juice them and apply the paste or juice on your skin. Grapes are full of antioxidants and are excellent skin rejuvenators. The darker, the better. 
2) Face masks:
-Strawberries and raw honey: mash 3 fresh organic ripe strawberries with a teaspoon of raw honey and apply the smooth paste on your skin for 15 minutes. They are excellent in cleaning out impurities, closing the pores, healing acne and toning the skin. 
-Mango mashed with banana and raw honey: This mask will leave your skin nourished and hydrated. It’s so delicious too!
-Banana mashed with avocado and raw honey. Very nourishing as well as enriching.
-Fine grated carrot mashed with banana and a teaspoon of coconut milk or coconut butter. Awesome combination for glowing skin.
-Apricot blended with mango and a drop of black seed oil (or any other oil). 
-Persimmon blended with banana and avocado. Another fantastic mask that leaves your skin vibrant.

smoothies for nice skin

3) Smoothies for glowing skin:
– Melon, mango and coconut water. OMG so delicious! Super hydrating and cleansing.
-Watermelon blended with a leave of mint is probably the most hydrating and refreshing smoothies of all. 
-Pineapple blended with coconut water. 
-Blueberries blended with banana and coconut water. Antioxidant overload!
-Pakistani mangoes blended with coconut water. Heavenly taste!
Why not double the effect by using both external masks to clean and nourish from the outside and revitalizing smoothies to purify and regenerate from the inside?
I hope this has been of help so best of luck in finding the perfect natural moisturizer for you! 🙂
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2 Comments on “Best Moisturizers For Acne Prone Skin – The Verdict”

  1. Awesome article!! 🙂

    One thing I did notice for sure after eating mainly fruit diet for about 2 years is how much my skin improved! I used to have very dry and often itchy skin and if I went through stress it would just flare up! Right now it feels so hydrated that I even don’t use any creams but only a drop or too of black seed oil or argan oil. When I stay in the sun, even for long hours my skin doesn’t burn and I get a golden tan which lasts much longer than before!
    Fruits rule! Seriously!! Awesome and delicious to eat and so amazing used as a mask for the skin.

    Great tips 😉

    P.S.: Right this moment I’m drinking watermelon juice and I have a big yellow melon waiting or me for lunch 🙂

    1. Fantastic to hear. You speak about exactly what I outlined.

      It’s truly amazing what simple fruits will do over overpriced drugs and chemicals that only suppress the problem.

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