You may think that having oily skin means you can skip the moisturizer after cleansing. Why would you want to make your face look shinier, right? But in reality, you should never underestimate a good moisturizer. Moisturizing your skin is just as important as cleansing, no matter your skin type, both are non-negotiable.
Why is it so important?
In case you still doubt it, let us explain the consequences behind not using a moisturizer. In normal and oily skin, there are external factors that can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleaning. Because of this, your skin will start to look shinier! You read that right, skipping the moisturizer, actually makes you produce more sebum and could lead to or worsen acne.
Hydrating keeps the skin’s barrier healthy, even if your skin has extra sebum. If you use products to fight the effects of oily skin or acne, it is most likely that your skin suffered some damage by the aggressive ingredients contained in these products.
Now that you know how important it is to stay hydrated, you might be wondering how to choose the right moisturizer. Oily skin is delicate, and not many products fit all skin types, you need to choose carefully to find the right moisturizer.
Choose your moisturizer
When it comes to moisturizers and oily skin, the safe option is an oil-free formula, a gel or a light cream. You should avoid heavy moisturizers, even if your skin is dehydrated.
At APoEM we have a product range just for oily skin types, Detox. Created to rebalance the auto-repair functions of your skin’s purifying abilities. It’ll help you find balance, detoxification, protection, and a refreshed finishing.
Understanding your skin is the first step to treating it right and finding your perfect skincare routine. Were you hoping to read more about understanding oily skin? We recommend reading this, to find a scientific description and tips on how to continue your oily skin routine.