Moisturizers For Oily Skin

Moisturizing the skin is very important regardless of the skin type but the type of moisturizer to be applied depends on the type of skin. So if you don’t know your skin type, you must find out that first.

Here is a small task you need to do to identify the type of your skin.

1. Wash your face and dry it.

2. After some time, take a paper napkin, keep it in touch with your face, and press it.

1. If the tissue turns out to be clean, that shows your skin type is normal.

2. If the tissue slightly turns oily, that shows your skin type is oily.

3. Dry skin leaves flakes on the tissue paper.

4. If the tissue turns oily on the portions of the forehead, nose, and chin, that reveals the skin to be of the combination type.

So, that’s the small test you need to do before selecting the type of moisturizer.

What is the necessity of applying moisturizer on
oily skin?

It is a general thought that oily skin does not need to be moisturized but it is not correct. You must wonder, why? Let’s look at the points highlighting the importance of applying moisturizer even on oily skin.

1. Leaves you with softer skin

It has been seen that people who moisturize their skin on a daily basis while they are young, have healthy skin even in their old age. Moisturizer, when applied regularly, keeps the skin cells healthy and well-maintained for a longer time. You need to choose your moisturizer wisely for well-hydrated and smooth skin.

2. Protects from external factors

External or more specifically, environmental factors affect oily skin the most because it attracts dust and other pollutants easily. The epidermis is a cover to the skin that protects it from getting dirty. Moisturizer acts as a shield to the epidermis layer, keeps it healthy, and protects it from pollution, UV rays, etc.

3. Prevents skin breakouts

Cleaning is necessary for skin but hardcore cleansing that too while using harsh products can damage the skin to a great extent. Such products tend the skin to lose moisture that eventually produces more oil. Hence, this brings the importance of the correct type of moisturizer for such skin.

4. Repairs the damaged skin

Skin becomes sensitive just after a hot shower and becomes dry during winters. Skin gets itchy and irritated when it is not moisturized. A good moisturizer with the right ingredients helps in reducing the loss of water from the skin. This way, it repairs the damaged skin by keeping it hydrated for a longer time.

What are the types of moisturizers suitable for
oily skin?

All the types of moisturizers are not suitable for every type of skin. It’s the ingredients that matter. So, go ahead to know the types of moisturizers people with oily skin needs to be used.

1. Humectant-Based Moisturizers

Humectants absorb moisture from the air and hold it and so do their moisturizers. Such moisturizers help in binding water on the skin and keep it hydrated to the maximum extent. The humectant-based moisturizers are lightweight and hence, get absorbed fluently which makes them suitable for every type of skin. Its major ingredients are sodium lactate, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, urea, glycerin, sorbitol, honey, and the like products.

2. Emollient-Based Moisturizers

Such types of moisturizers contain oils and lipids that help in filling the cracks in the skin and eventually lead to smoother skin. Such emollients are of a creamy consistency and immensely help in smoothening and repairing skin. What makes this type of moisturizer work well for oily skin is its ingredients that typically contains shea butter, grape seed oils, silicone, squalane, rosehip, lanolin, and ceramides.

3. Occlusive-Based Moisturizers

Generally, these are perfect for dry skin because there are comparatively thicker than other types of moisturizers. They seal the moisture and form a layer that easily prevents the water to evaporate. Its ingredients vary and so is the usage for varied skin types. Oily skin users must look for ingredients like dimethicone and Cyclomethicone as they prevent oiliness to occur on the skin.

How to choose the right moisturizer for you?

Every person’s skin is different. So it is really important to choose which product is right for you and which is not. There are a few things you should do to find out the correct moisturizer for yourself.

1. Check the ingredients

There are a few ingredients specifically for oily skin people and some need to be strictly avoided. Go for products containing lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, dimethicone, and those based on water. Water-based products can be identified by their names as these end with ‘-icone’. Products such as cocoa butter, paraffin, and oils need to be avoided as these make skin oilier.

2. Go through the label

The label must feature words like non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, water-based, oil-free, or any combination. Make sure the product does not contain any ingredient like wax that clogs the skin pores or irritates your skin.

3. Check the form

There are various forms of moisturizers right from heavy to lightweight. The market is full of creams, gels, and lotions. Oily skin people should go for lightweight lotions or gel-based moisturizers and should strictly stay away from heavy creams and lotion.

4. SPF plus moisturizer

Nowadays it is recommended to apply sunscreen on a daily basis, even if you stay at home all day long. So, it is better to pick a moisturizer that also protects the skin from sun rays without clogging skin pores, as nobody would like to apply a double coating of any sort of cream.

5. Something for your stubborn acne

If you are using anti-acne products on your oily skin, your skin must be tolerating too much. So, there is no need to use anti-acne moisturizer. In fact, go for something suitable for sensitive skin. If you are not using anything, anti-acne moisturizers are good to go.

6. Don’t apply too many products

Your skin does not like numerous layers. So choose a moisturizer that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen, preferably SPF 30 or higher. If it is separate, pick a moisturizer containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, because they prevent breakouts.

What are the ingredients to look for in the

1. Dimethicone

It is a fine substitute for petrolatum and has properties quite similar to that of oil but it doesn’t make the skin oily.

2. Glycolic Acid

It helps in getting rid of dead skin cells and prevents skin clogging and breakouts.

3. Hyaluronic Acid

This ingredient is extremely helpful in retaining the natural moisture in the skin and thereby hydrating the skin.

4. Retinol

Full of Vitamin A, retinol enhances the production of collagen and tightens the skin.

5. Niacinamide

Extremely rich source of Vitamin B3, niacinamide seals the moisture within the skin, supports its barrier function, renews skin, and repairs the damaged cells.

6. Jojoba Oil

Helps not only in balancing the pH levels of the skin but also duplicates its natural sebum. It triggers less production of oil in the skin.

7. Hazelnut Oil

It is full of antioxidants that improve skin health. It is also able to be absorbed quickly and balances out the production of oil in the skin.

8. Grapeseed Oil

It helps in removing acne due to its anti-microbial properties. It also gets absorbed rapidly, keeps the skin soft and prevents breakouts.

9. Salicylic Acid

It helps in getting rid of old skin cells, minimizing skin pores, penetrates the skin, and prevents oil production.

If you want to know more about your skin type or got any skin concerns, we are here for you. Get in touch with our experienced dermatologists on the toll-free number 1800 1200 70000.