Psst, even oily skin needs moisture. Your skin produces oil or sebum, although it doesn’t need a heavy cream, a light lotion or even serum will do the job. For oily and acne skin, we all know alcohol in skincare is bad, but we still use products that will over do its job. Like for instance it can cause tightness in skin, flakiness in skin even breaking out more and over producing oils. YUCK! Somehow we have to find a happy balance where you and your skin can be happy together. Unless told by your dermatologist that you can’t use a cream outside of your routine, then start wearing one. Here I will tell you what I did and what I do now and give you a review of a moisturizer I currently use.
My journey into finding the right skincare was after I stopped using the products from my dermatologist, I had to go out and find my own. Not easy, but I found a sweet beauty expert at my local drugstore who listened to me and recommend me a lotion to start. I remember it was light, smelled kind of nice and it was from vichy. I wore it day and night, sometimes I forgot, but I was young and this was before I got in to the beauty industry. Once I got into the industry, I did a 180 and started wearing a sunscreen and was still skimping on night moisturizer, except when I found neostrata lotion with glycolic acid for my pores, acne and oil. Once I had that under control and spring/summer came around, I still needed something for my night routine.
Enter serums. Yep serums. They can be an oily skin’s best friend. And especially if your still hesitant about using an actual moisturizer. Not only do they do the job, they have active ingredients, they go in to the skin 3-5 layers deeper and you get good results. There are even serums for oily skin too.
Now here is a review of a moisturizer I currently use that I totally love. And great for combo/oily skin.
Darphin Hydraskin Essential Emusion
I’ll be honest, I never thought that a natural skincare product would really do anything for my skin. So I was very skeptical using this moisturizer, which means it really had to impress me on what it said it would do. Well, boy I was wrong. I didn’t start using this product first, but other ones which were a great success, but when I used this I fell in love. Not only was it light weight and didn’t feel heavy on the skin at all, but when I consistently used it, my skin felt so comfortable and looked overall better. With mango extract, lavender and shea butter (yep shea butter) my skin felt so hydrated and soft. Plus it’s made up of 84% natural ingredients. It even says on the box. And its oil-free and an emulsion, which is light enough for combination/oily skin. Plus, I never broke out and I didn’t look any shinier then normal really was a bonus.
Here is a few tips on looking for the correct type of moisturizer for your oily skin
- Read label to see if it says oil-free, non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pores)
- To make you feel even more comfortable it should say dermatologist tested and alcohol free.
- Look for a moisturizer that says “gel” “lotion” “matte” or “hydration” There usually oil-free and light weight.
- If you want a moisturizer that has an active ingredient look for ones that say “treatment” Read the ingredients too see as well what they are. You are usually looking for retinal, a form of vitamin A or even glycolic acid, which both help with oily, acne prone skin.
Always make sure you read label and ingreidents and go with your instinct. Only you know your skin and what it needs. And no matter what wear your sunscreen! Until next week my beauties!