If you’ve got oily skin, you probably don’t need to bother with moisturising, right?
Let’s bust this often-believed skincare myth and take a look at some of the best moisturisers for oily skin
Oily skin is caused by the body producing too much sebum. This can be due to a wide range of factors, including weather, hormones, diet etc.
If you’ve got oily skin, chances are one of the last things on your mind is adding more oil to it.
But in fact, trying to make your skin as dry as possible isn’t the way to go. Dehydration for any skin type is bad, but for oily skin, dehydration often leads to…even MORE sebum production. This is because you skin works overtime to try to correct the imbalance, leading to more oil.
A moisturiser is not just as simple as adding moisture. The true purpose of moisturisers is to hydrate your skin to the optimal level for you. Whether your skin is dry or oily, acne-prone or a combination of both, moisturiser should still have a place in your routine.
The trick is to find the right moisturiser for you.
As a general rule, lighter weight and water-based or gel textures work better for oily skin. The lighter the moisturiser, the easier it is to be absorbed, which minimises the likelihood of excess shine or oil production.
Keep an eye out for key ingredients that help in the fight against excess sebum. Some of our favourites include:
What are the best moisturisers for oily skin that you’ve tried? Let us know in the comments.
"But in fact, trying to make your skin as dry as possible isn’t the way to go. Dehydration for any skin type is bad, but for oily skin, dehydration often leads to…even MORE sebum production."- STYLE STORY
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