Moisturizing Oily Skin

by Cassandra Merkling
(last updated April 12, 2019)

As everyone who has it knows, when it comes to oily skin you have to take care. It can cause makeup to look patchy, make your face seem as if it's peering out of an oily cascade, or even make your skin break out. Of course, there are nice points to having oily skin, too. Oily skin tends to age slower and burn less in the sun, but it is definitely not invincible, especially as those are only attributes relative to other skin types.

You must be careful of the products you put on your face, and not go overboard in cleansing and oil control because completely drying your skin out temporarily tends to only make your problem with oil worse later on.

How do you know what a good product is for moisturizing your oily skin? You can always try oil-control moisturizers. These, especially the ones with ground silica or some other sort of powder base, will continually absorb the oil from your face. Ingredients such as honey and aloe vera can make your skin feel not only more moist, but also cause your skin to heal of any abrasions it may have received, such as those you might get from acne. And honey is an excellent natural humectant, so it's great for drawing water toward the surface of your skin.

No matter what route you end up choosing to moisturize your skin, be sure to exfoliate first, in order to make sure you're not moisturizing dead skin rather than the fresh, beautiful skin living underneath. Exfoliation can be done with something as simple as honey and oatmeal or something as complex as a scrub you purchase that has micro beads that reduce in size as you scrub to help you avoid over-exfoliating.

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Cassandra Merkling

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