What is the best moisturiser for oily skin? Our top 3 suggestions for you
If you’re wondering how to prevent oily skin, it may surprise you to learn that moisturising is a key part of the process. That doesn’t mean that you should pick a moisturiser at random, though – each skin type requires a different kind of product, and oily skin is no exception. For more on how to choose the best moisturiser for oily skin, read on.
- Lightweight moisturisers
- Creams with sun protection
- The right kinds of cleansers
People with oily skin won’t benefit from the same kind of moisturiser as those with dry or combination skin. Instead of opting for a heavy, cream-like product, you’re better off looking for a lightweight version, which will be more effective for your complexion. The rule of thumb when choosing a moisturiser for oily skin is to look for a product that’s light and fast absorbing to avoid clogging your pores. Products with formulas including ingredients like aloe and hyaluronic acid will work best for you, as they’ll hydrate your skin without trapping the natural oils on the skin’s surface.
##Creams with sun protection##
Your skin needs to stay hydrated for a whole host of reasons, and this is all the more important for people with skin that tends to lean towards the greasy side. In fact, when your skin is dry and lacking in moisture, your body responds by producing more of its natural oils – which, in turn, can lead to clogged pores, pimples or breakouts. By keeping your skin hydrated and healthy, you’re keeping the whole system better balanced and preventing your body from creating too much oil. For this reason (among others), it’s essential to protect your skin well from the drying effect of the sun – a mattifying SPF lotion like the Garnier Bright Complete Moisturising Serum in Lotion is another good choice for you.
##The right kinds of cleansers##
Of course, moisturising is only one step in your overall routine. If you have oily skin, it’s important to start by cleansing your face with a product such as Garnier’s Pure Active Neem Face Wash, which removes dirt, oil and impurities. You can also try the Garnier Men Anti-Pimple Face Wash – it contains antibacterial salicylic acid to reduce the appearance of blackheads and unclog pores.
The type of ingredients to include in your face care routine depends on your skin type so make sure you understand your skin before you establish a skincare regime to deal with your adult skin problems.