If you've got oily skin and you've had it for most of your life, there's a good chance that you have fallen into the habit of avoiding moisturizing it at all costs. It makes sense – who wants to add fuel to the fire when they already have enough issues dealing with excess oil on the skin as it is? However, it's less about moisturizing at all, and more about the product. If you have a great moisturizer, it can actually help to stabilize oily skin, instead of adding to it.
This is similar to how all skin types are encouraged to use a facial cleanser, no matter what your skin is like. Moisturizing regularly is actually going to be beneficial to your skin, even if it is oilier than average. If you're still not too sure about including moisturizer in your daily skincare routine, let's talk about it, and explain why oily skin types should definitely still be moisturizing.
Is Moisturizing Essential for Oily Skin?
While we’ve gone a little bit into this already, let’s answer the question once and for all: Should people with oily skin still moisturize? The answer is absolutely. We understand if you’re still feeling sceptical, but the more you know about how moisturizer interacts with your skin, the better you will be able to use it.
With oily or normal skin, there is a lot of external, environment factor that can damage your skins' protective barrier. From UV rays to pollution and even cleaning it too much, there are many things that can impact your skin's moisture barrier in a negative way. In fact, a lot of these external factors actually cause your skin to lose moisture easily, resulting in an overproduction of oil. The result? Your face will start to give off added shine, and not the kind that you're going to like. This is one of the biggest reasons why you should use moisturizer for oily skin that's prone to blemishes, just as you would use a moisturizer to help with dry skin.
How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Now that we've established the importance of people with oily skin using moisturizer let's talk a little bit about how you choose the right one for your skin type. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that if you have oily skin, you should try and find a moisturizer that is oil-free and lightweight. You also need to make sure that your moisturizer is non-comedogenic. This means that it’s not going to block your pores.
Now that you know to keep moisturizing your skin even if it is oily and what type of moisturizer to look out for, here's a pro tip to apply when implementing your daily skincare routine: don't wash your face too much. While with oily skin you may feel like you need to wash your face more than normal, the reality is that overwashed skin can actually lead to an increase in oil production, which has the opposite effect to what you want.
Finding the Right Moisturizer for You
Never underestimate the power of a great, natural moisturizer. Here at Velettá, we put all of our focus into making sure that not only are our products well suited to all different skin types, but they are natural and beneficial to the skin, too. This is why Velettá is a vegan, New-Zealand made 100% natural daily skincare company that only offers the very best when it comes to our ingredients and formulas. If your skin is particularly oily and you're looking to change up your daily routine, try our Facial Cleansing Oil that will gently prep your skin for the day. Once you’ve washed this off, apply our Nourishing Facial Moisturizer or our Rejuvenating Facial Oil, depending on your skin type. Lastly, use our Purifying Facial Mask once or twice a week for a luxury, effective skincare treatment for dry skin and problem skin. Rather than shy away from moisturizer, embrace it – especially when it has the quality that Velettá promises.