HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SENSITIVE SKIN
If you think oily, sensitive skin should not be moisturized, think again. Oily, sensitive skin has unique needs that still require skin hydration, without clogging pores, leading your face feeling like an oil slick. Unfortunately, most brands of moisturizers simply increase the skin's oil production, leaving undesirable results. Learn what your skin really craves and choose which moisturizer will work for your oily, sensitive skin.
Why It's Important to Moisturize Oily Sensitive Skin
There is a myth many people believe, that if you have oily skin, you don't need moisturizer. This is a myth because if your skin becomes dry due to harsh irritating acne soaps or oily skin cleansers, your skin will produce more oil to lubricate the skin. Moisturizing can actually reduce the amount of oil your skin produces by keeping your skin hydrated and reducing your body’s need to produce its own oils. Different products promise results but choosing the right one for you can be difficult, particularly if you have oily and sensitive skin. The harsh chemicals and ingredients in some personal care products may be all it takes to leave you with a rash, itching, or wishing you’d never bothered to moisturize at all.
Your Personal Oily Skin Moisturizer Needs
The main purpose for moisturizing oily sensitive skin is to hydrate your skin while decreasing oil production in the epidermis. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin that's visible to the eye. This layer has a deep layer of melanin, which determines the skin color, and cells called squamous cells and basal cells.
The dermis, or the layer deeper than epidermis, contains sebum, an oily substance that helps keep the skin from drying out. Your pores allow sweat and sebum to reach the skin's surface. There are certain steps you should follow to find the perfect and best oily sensitive skin moisturizer for your skin.
Choose an oily-free lotion or a light day cream moisturizer.
Determine what skin type you have. For example, you may have all-over oily skin or a combination skin type, where your forehead, nose and chin contain all the oil (t-zone).
Facial lotions tend to be lighter than creams and absorb easily without leaving a greasy feel.
Find Your Skin Type:
- Wash and dry your face.
- Wait an hour
- Press a clean tissue against your forehead ,
nose, chin and cheeks.
If the tissue is clean, you have normal skin.
If you notice flakes on the tissue, you have
Oily spots on the tissue reveal oily skin.
If you notice patches of oil in the forehead,
nose and chin (t-zone), then you have
Choose lotions that are noncomedogenic, which means will not clog pores. Any skin care product that clogs pores, will worsen acne.
You'll need to protect your skin from UV rays of the sun. Opt for a light lotion broad spectrum sunscreen. Those with zinc oxide are the safest.
Most mineral-based facial makeup contain zinc oxide and will provide UV rays protection. Plus the minerals tend to absorb the oil on your skin.
Finishing powders made of cosmetic grade rice powder work great to absorb oil. Use if on your skin after applying makeup or by itself.
Recommended Moisturizer for Oily Sensitive Skin
Oil-Free Facial Lotion
Rice Veil Finishing Powder
Oily skin shines and has a greasy-appearance with large pores. Your sensitive skin moisturizer should smooth your skin, attract moisture to the skin, keeping it healthy and hydrated without the greasy-look. Stay away from petroleum types of products. These seal moisture in but also clog pores and are not the friend of sensitive skin.
Removing the dead cells that accumulate on the surface of your skin is important. Skin cells slough off every 30 to 45 days, depending on your age. If they remain on your skin, healthy cells can't replace them and you'll end up with problem, unhealthy looking skin, even acne flare up. Using a gentle exfoliating scrub will help remove these dead cells from your sensitive skin, helping the cell turn over more quickly. Cleure Oil-Free Facial Lotion moisturizes allowing your skin to hydrate naturally. You deserve shine-free complexion. Cleure sensitive skin products help you achieve the healthy, radiant skin you deserve.