As we explained above, occlusive moisturizers trap whatever is on your skin beneath the hydrating layer. So if you have breakouts, you definitely don’t want to trap the bacteria and oil that comes out of your breakouts. Instead, grab a non-comedogenic moisturizer to ensure your skin is adequately hydrated without further clogging pores.

And if you’re experiencing some pretty consistent breakouts, you may want to reconsider altogether. To be fair, slugging is not recommended at all for those with oily or acne-prone skin; even if you use a non-comedogenic product, such an occlusive environment can trap dead skin cells and sebum and make acne thrive.

If you have breakouts in some areas but dry patches in others (classic combination skin struggles), you may want to rub your dry skin but make sure the mess doesn’t cover your breakouts.

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