Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Like many other ladies here, I am also looking for the best moisturizer for oily skin. We’re constantly battling the fear of waking up with new pimples and washing our faces several times a day in the hope of removing all that excess oil. Little do we know, that the skin works on a slightly different principle. The mechanism of the human body is such, that if it tends to produce more of something, it will go full swing if you deplete the body of that element. So, while washing our face to free it of impurities and grease is a great idea, each time we do so, the skin produces more oil to make up for what’s just been cleansed away. And the cycle continues.
So what is it that we’re missing here? It’s moisturizer especially made for oily skin.
Weird as it may sound, investing in some good “oil-free” moisturizer may be the fix to the problem.
An oily skin requires a moisturizer to help maintain its natural glow forever, while keeping sebum production in check and preventing breakouts. Moisturizing your skin on a regular basis and keeping it clean is a fine balance you must strike.
Choosing a Moisturizer for Oily Skin
A non greasy and light formula is what we’re looking for. Check the label for words like “water based”, “oil free” or “gel-based”. It should be easily absorbable within a matter of mintues. If you do not like your face to look shiny, you can choose a moisturizer that talks about giving you a “matte” look.
Stay away from products containing intensive hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, lanolin or natural oils. These are inappropriate for your skin and will clog pores and increase acne. Oily skin moisturizer should have alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). These are water soluble and organic compounds. AHAs like lactic acid and glycolic acid offer a complete oil free look to your skin. Glycerin-based, non comedogenic products have the thumbs up for your skin type.
Five very good oily-skin moisturizers are:
• Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
• Neutrogena Oil-free Moisturizer
• Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion
• L’Oreal Pure Zone Anti-Regreasing Moisturiser
• Lacto Calamine Classic – an age-old favourite among Indian women!!
You may check the ingredients list for friendly names like aloe vera, lemon, sandalwood, lavender or tea tree oil. They balance the skin without giving it a greasy sheen.
Making Natural Moisturizer for Oily Skin At Home:
• Mix together: 2 tsps rosemary oil, 1 tsp sandalwood oil, 2 tsps vinegar with 2 glassfuls of water. Store in the refrigerator. Use all over the face after deep-cleansing it.
• Blend 1 cup aloe vera pulp, 2 tsps honey in a mixer-grinde. Add rose water and 2 tsps tea tree oil. Store in the refrigerator. Massage face and neck after cleansing.
Skin Care Regime For Oily Skin
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing is the mantra for all skin types, including oily. It is very important to include this in your regular skin care if you want to keep it healthy and well-balanced. Use an oil control face wash which is good at minimizing pores. Twice a week, exfoliate your skin with a gentle face scrub to remove dead skin and black heads – a common feature of oily skin. Your toner should contain natural grease-fighting ingredients like neem or tea-tree, which also have anti-microbial properties. Remember that oil-skin is more prone to bacterial impurities, so a thorough cleaning and toning routine is a must.
Many of us with oily skin like to pick up acetone-based astringents. Try not to give in to these as they rob the skin of its natural oils, causing it to produce more.
After cleaning and toning, use an oil-free moisturizer that works well for your skin and budget. Soon you will see the enhanced texture of your skin after following these tips. Remember to wear makeup formulated for oily skin only and buy non-greasy matte-look sunblocks with good SPF content.
The good news is that oily skin ages much slower because it is kept supple and glowing by its own oils, provided you keep it well-nourished. Help your skin maintain its good health with a diligent skin care routine.
Moisturizer for Your Skin Type
Biotique Bio Redwood Tinted Moisturizer
Ponds Age Miracle Anti Ageing Tinted Moisturizer
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture – Facial Moisturizer
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