Hi, I'm Dr. Jessica Krant. I'm here to help debunk a very common skincare myth that moisturizers will clog your pores and contribute to more breakouts.

The truth is that moisturizing actually prevents your skin from feeling like it's too dry and producing more oil, which can contribute to even more breakouts.

So use your cleanser with or without spot treatment but be sure to follow up with a moisturizer that's light, oil-free, and non-comedogenic - meaning it won't clog pores.

Moisturizers Keep Oil Production Down and Pores Clear

Dr. Jessica Krant explains that while it may seem that using a moisturizer is clogging your pores, it's actually tricking the skin into keeping oil production to a minimum, thus keeping your pores clear and breakouts at bay.