Oily skin ladies this post is for you. It’s going to be short and sweet because a lot of the below is covered in my personal makeup workshops.
I have spoken to so many women recently who say they don’t moisturise their skin because it’s oily so I thought I would do a post to get the message out there. You absolutely must moisturise your skin no matter what your skin type!!! Oily, combination skin included!
Long story short, if you don’t moisturise, your skin will only get more oily. Long story long…
If you cleanse your face and don’t put back in the moisture you have taken out, your skin will over compensate and create more oil. Get into a routine where you moisturise day and night; your skin will regulate the production of oil so it doesn’t produce too much.
People with oily skin are more likely to over cleanse their face, stripping it of all oil and moisture which often leaves the skin dehydrated (dehydrated skin is lacking in water). I know I have been guilty of this. Using a gentle, oil free cleanser (look for one that has salicylic acid to help prevent oil production) on a wet face and then completely rinsing it off is a must. Steer clear of cleansers with sodium lauryl sulphate in them as these dry out the skin and cause tiny cracks to form in the skin (The eye wouldn’t be able to see these). Bacteria can fall into these tiny cracks and get locked in to the skin when we moisturise; which can cause breakouts. Sukin is a really great and friendly priced skincare brand who have fabluous sulphate and paraben free cleansers!
Once you have cleansed with a gentle cleanser and removed all the excess makeup and oil, it is important to go back in with a lightweight moisturiser to replace the moisture that was taken away when we cleansed the skin. Look for a mattifying lotion, lightweight cream or gel based moisturiser that has aqua as the first ingredient. Note that I have skipped a few steps like serum, toner and exfoliator but this post is moisturiser specific!