If you’re someone who has oily skin, there’s a good chance you steer clear of any creamy moisturizers, especially in the hotter months. In fact, water-based solutions are perhaps your go-to, over oil-based or milk-based skincare products. But, there is indeed a fourth category that is best-suited to your skin type, which will moisturize your skin, but prevent the greasy build-up.
First, understand that oily skin or not, you need to moisturize. The natural oils emitted from one’s pores are definitely not moisturizing, or hydrating in any way. They are merely protective. Haven’t you noticed how, after using face-wash, you find your skin tight and a little dry, but after an hour or so, it is oily again? That’s because the skin produces twice as much oil to compensate for the loss.
To combat the problem, we recommend you switch to gel-based moisturizers, skincare products, and makeup and cosmetics. While water content dominates their formulations, they are usually packed with hyaluronic acid, which soothes, cools, and calms the skin. And, because gel-based solutions are quickly absorbed by the pores, you will notice an instant plumping effect, unlike oil-based and milk-based formulas that weigh you down.
Lastly, they are lightweight which makes them great for everyday use, and they trump water-based solutions as they last longer and needn’t be reapplied every four hours.