Moisturisers are a skincare essential you cannot skip no matter what your skin type — yes, even if you have oily skin. But you need to be mindful while choosing the right one. What works for your BFF or sister might not necessarily work for you, especially if you have an oily skin type. Picking thick, heavy moisturisers will only end up clogging your pores and multiply your skin woes. The best pick for girls with oily skin? Gel-based moisturiser. These water-based formulas are light in texture and get easily absorbed into the skin. But that’s not all. Scroll down to find out what makes gel moisturisers the perfect pick for girls with oily skin.
- Packed with hydrating ingredients
- Won’t leave behind any icky, greasy feeling
- Soothes the skin
- Suitable for summer
Packed with hydrating ingredients
Even if your skin produces excessive oil, it may still be dehydrated due to the lack of water. Since gel moisturisers are water-based and contain water retaining ingredients like hyaluronic acid, they can instantly hydrate your skin and make it look fresh. If your skin looks dehydrated and dull, we recommend adding a gel moisturiser to your skincare routine RN.
BB picks: Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser
Won’t leave behind any icky, greasy feeling
The best part about gel moisturisers is that they absorb easily into the skin without leaving an oily film behind. The result? Your skin won’t feel icky or greasy post-application. Plus, it dries up quickly and gives a matte finish so you can quickly proceed to apply other products.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Creme
Soothes the skin
After a long day in the sun or an intense workout session, a gel moisturiser can be applied on the skin to soothe and calm it. While most gel moisturisers have some or the other skin-soothing ingredient, make sure you check the ingredient list for aloe vera as it’s known to calm the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
Suitable for summer
Thick, cream-based moisturisers and cream have a hard time staying on your skin. They usually slip off or end up clogging the pores. Gel moisturisers, on the other hand, get easily absorbed and leave little to no residue — this means they are perfect for summers when the weather is warm and can also be worn under makeup to keep the skin soft and supple underneath while you layer on your matte foundations.
BB picks: Dermalogica Calm Water Gel Moisturiser