Plagued by oily skin? Moisturizer shopping is a tad trickier for those with an oily skin texture than for those with combination skin. Reason? Moisturizers are supposed to hydrate and smoothen the skin, and oily skin compensates for the lack of it by producing even more oil! So, how to find the right moisturiser for your skin type? Here go the pointers you must take into account during your next shopping trip:
- Note the ingredients
To keep your skin hydrated sans the oiliness, there are a few special ingredients that you need to note in your moisturizer. For instance, the lotion must be water-based and not oil-based, obviously. Secondly, it must be non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic and must contain exfoliating ingredients like salicylic or glycolic acid. This way, the moisturizer won’t clog your pores or cause unnecessary breakouts.
- Opt for a smaller volume
Don’t just jump onto a full-size bottle or jar before giving the moisturizer a go! What if it doesn’t suit your skin type? The best option is to choose a small bottle and give it a week before your skin gets used to it. If you’re really happy with the results, go ahead and purchase a bigger bottle.
- Look for SPF
Oily skin and sun protection don’t go hand in hand, right? WRONG. Agreed, sunscreens are greasy, but you still need sun protection so as to not promote those acne breakouts. To avoid the extra layer, look for a moisturizer with SPF. This way, you not only keep your skin hydrated but also beat the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Last, but not least, test a moisturizer on your arm first to avoid rashes and irritation. Oily skin is comparatively more sensitive, and so, this is the best and easiest way to avoid an immediate reaction.