Finding the perfect moisturiser for your oily skin can be a real struggle. Picking just about any product from the skincare aisle will not only leave your skin feeling greasy and icky but also clog your pores, leading to acne flare-ups and inflammation. Hence, you need to be extremely picky when it comes to choosing a moisturiser for your oily skin.
To simplify the process for you, we’ve listed down three points to keep in mind while picking a moisturiser for your skin type.
Pick an oil-free formula
The best tip to keep in mind when moisturising oily skin is that you already have enough natural oils present in your skin, and don’t want to add to it. Therefore, choose an oil-free, water-based formula to hydrate your skin without clogging it. A water-based formula such as the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-free Moisturiser will hydrate your skin and prevent it from producing more oil, thus helping regulate sebum production over time.
Choose the right ingredients
The ingredients in your moisturiser play an important role in controlling excess oil production. Look for ingredients such as niacinamide, glycerine, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid, as all of them work to control sebum production, reduce inflammation and effectively hydrate oily skin.
Look for ‘non-comedogenic’ on the label
Clogged pores are one of the major causes of blackheads and acne. Using thick, creamy moisturises will clog your pores and lead to acne, or worsen your existing acne woes. Hence, look for products labelled ‘non-comedogenic’ as these are specifically formulated to reduce blockage of pores and are generally oil-free.