Oily skin can be frustrating. Oily skin typically appears shiny and greasy and is prone to acne and breakouts . When your skin appears shiny and greasy applying a moisturizer may sound counterintuitive but moisturizers for oily skin can still be very beneficial. Learn about what to look for in your face moisturizer for oily skin.
Moisturizer Myths and Moisturizing Tips for Oily Skin - Do I actually need to use a facial moisturizer for oily skin?
A common piece of (outdated) skincare advice you may have received once upon a time is the thought that if you have oily skin and/or acne you should skip moisturizer altogether. This may leave you asking yourself “do I actually need to use a facial moisturizer if I have oily skin?” The answer is a clear and simple yes. Even if you have oily skin moisturizing is important for your skin . Some products targeted toward oilier skin types that are designed to and can strip and/or be drying which in turn makes moisturizing even more important.
Moisturizers for Oily Skin
When it comes to choosing a moisturizer for oily skin choosing any old moisturizer or a moisturizer targeted for drier skin could leave you with shiny and greasy skin that feels congested.
For oilier skin types choose a moisturizer which targets your specific skin concerns such as dullness or aging but make sure to pay special attention to the ingredient list. When selecting a moisturizer for oily skin firstly opt for a variation which is oil-free. You may also like to seek out a non-comedogenic face cream as these are specially formulated to not clog the pores . If you experience very oily skin, which is prone to acne, try to avoid waxes butters and which are known to clog the pores, which in turn may appear as excess oiliness and potentially acne.
Oil-free Moisturizers for Face
The Hydra Zen Gel Cream is ideal for oily skin types thanks to its soothing water-based, non-comedogenic oil-free formula which contains salicylic acid. With a lightweight gel texture Hydra Zen provides skin with Up to 24-hour hydration that doesn’t feel sticky, greasy, or appear shiny. Not only does skin feel smoother, softer, and less tight our oil-free moisturizer also improves skin’s moisture barrier functions.
Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Moisturizer provides great anti-aging benefits without heaviness or greasiness. Containing SPF 30 this oil-free moisturizer reduces the appearance of dark spots and visible wrinkles and visibly improves skin brightness and smoothness. With a quick-absorbing texture that is oil-free and non-comedogenic it is an option as an oil-free moisturizer for oily skin.
Sunscreen for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, sunscreen may sound like a nightmare for you. Throwback visions of white greasy sunscreen that clogs pores is not something that sounds particularly pleasant for those with -oily skin. However, sunscreen is one product you shouldn’t skip. No matter your skin type, use sunscreen daily, even if you experience oily skin. The key to choosing a sunscreen for oily skin is to carefully read the ingredients and a choose one that is non-comedogenic and preferably oil-free.
Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Moisturizer Lancôme UV Expert Gel Aquagel Defense SPF 50 Priming Moisturizer is an all-in-one oil-free combination product which functions as a moisturizer, sunscreen, and makeup primer simultaneously. This combination product is fantastic for all skin types but can be especially great for oily skin as it eliminates the need for layering multiple different products, which can often cause the appearance of shiny and greasy skin. Upon application Aquagel transforms into a fast-absorbing water-like gel that feels comfortable on the skin without any stickiness shine or greasiness so it’s perfect under makeup. Use as your morning face moisturizer on its own or before applying makeup for a combination oil-free primer + sunscreen + moisturizer all in one.
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