Oily skin is perhaps one of the most difficult skin types to manage as it usually tends to be sensitive and acne prone. The excess oil production makes the skin look dull and unpleasant. A lot of people believe that since their skin is naturally so oily, they can skip the moisturizer completely. However, this only makes the problem worse and leads to breakouts. Therefore, it is really important to moisturize oily skin on a daily basis.
The best way to take care of oily skin to is cleanse, tone and moisturize it twice a day, every day. Regular exfoliation is another great way to calm oily skin and prevent excess sebum production as well as acne. It is important to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer that won’t block pores and prevent acne. We have listed some really effective and natural moisturizers for oily skin that are easily available, non-comedogenic and absolutely perfect for oily skin. Read on to find out what they are...
- Argan oil
- Shea Butter
- Rosehip oil
- Almond oil, coconut oil and aloe
- Banana, honey and milk
- Milk and olive oil
- Jojoba oil and frankincense essential oil
- Aloe vera and rose essential oil
Argan oil is not called the ‘miracle oil’ for nothing! It is an amazing moisturizer for oily skin because it is 100% non-comedegenic in nature; meaning that it will not clog pores. Argan oil also helps balance the sebum production of the skin (1) and is, therefore, one of the best moisturizers for oily skin. The lightweight texture of argan oil sinks right into the skin and does not feel greasy at all. It moisturizes from deep within, leaving your skin hydrated and nourished.
BB pro tip: If you are using argan oil, simply take a few drops and massage gently with your fingertips twice a day.
Another great moisturizer for oily skin has to be shea butter. While it may be hard to associate shea butter with oily skin owing to its thick consistency, trust us when we say this, shea butter has a comedogenic rating of zero! This means that it is a great moisturizer for oily skin and does its job without breaking you out. Additionally, this amazing butter has natural UVB rays blocking ability that makes it perfect to be used both during the day as well as night.
BB pro tip: Melt a little shea butter and transfer it to a bottle. Apply this all over your face using a cotton ball.
If you have oily skin that is also sensitive and acne prone, then rosehip oil is God-sent for you! This is an amazing oil to help combat inflamed and irritated skin, reduce redness and calms acne. Apart from its amazing moisturizing abilities, rosehip works at reducing acne scars and making your skin tone even. Additionally, rosehip oil helps with a lot of skin conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, skin discolorations, age spots, eczema,(2) psoriasis, as well as stretch marks. Apart from being a great moisturizer for oily skin, it would be great to include rosehip oil in your daily skincare routine, thanks to the amazing benefits it has to offer.
BB pro tip: If you are using rosehip essential oil, simply mix 3 drops of the essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice and apply it to your face twice a day.
Almond oil, coconut oil and aloe
The combination of these three powerful ingredients makes for an amazing natural and homemade moisturizer for oily skin types. Aloe vera is known for its lightweight texture and moisturizing properties that do not leave the skin feeling greasy. (3) Its anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, vitamins E and C, make it one of the best moisturizers for all skin types. Almond oil is full of fatty acids that work as a natural emollient and helps lock in moisture. It also absorbs some of the excess sebum that clogs pores and leaves your skin looking fresh and glowing.
BB pro tip: Simply mix four tablespoons of aloe vera gel with two tablespoons each of almond oil and coconut oil. Stir well and store it in a bottle, use twice a day for best results.
Banana, honey and milk
Banana is the key ingredient in this DIY moisturizer for oily skin.(4) Banana is a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and fiber, and works wonders for the skin. Honey is a natural humectant, which means that it traps in moisture into the skin and leaves it feeling soft, supple and moisturized for longer hours. Milk has amazing natural skin brightening and moisturizing properties. All of these ingredients come together to give your skin an amazing, youthful glow. The cream is also high in vitamins and nutrients and is one of the best moisturizers for oily skin.
BB pro tip: Mash one ripe banana until you achieve a fine, smooth paste. Add a teaspoon of honey and two tablespoons of raw milk. Apply this paste on your face for 30 minutes and massage gently. Wash off with plenty of cool water.
Milk and olive oil
This is an amazing moisturiser for oily, acne prone skin. Olive oil is has natural antimicrobial properties that makes it really effective when it comes to acne-forming bacteria. Lemon helps regulate the excess sebum production and keeps your face oil-free for longer hours. Additionally, the inclusion of milk makes this an amazing moisturiser for oily skin because milk is rich in lactic acid which has soothing and calming properties. This helps reduce existing acne and prevent the occurrence of future acne.
BB pro tip: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together and stir well. Transfer this mixture to a spray bottle and apply it all over your face using a cotton ball.
Jojoba oil and frankincense essential oil
If you are looking for a really effective natural moisturizer for oily skin, then you need to give this one a try. This is because jojoba oil works really well with oily skin as its texture is very similar to our skin’s own sebum. This helps balance the excess sebum production to make your skin look healthy. Additionally, the lightweight texture of jojoba oil is very easily absorbed into your skin without leaving behind any sort of greasiness. It can even be applied on its own. The inclusion of frankincense essential oil makes this a really effective blend thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is a strong ingredient against acne and is also known for its effect on reducing scars and wrinkles. Lavender essential oil has antiseptic properties which help to reduce skin irritation or any redness resulting from acne.
BB pro tip: Mix 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil and 3 drops each of frankincense and lavender oil and pour them in a small bottle with a dropper. Apply 2-3 drops on your face at least twice a day.
Aloe vera and rose essential oil
This powerful blend of aloe vera, jojoba oil and rose essential oil makes this an amazing moisturizer for oily skin. Rose essential oil cleanse your skin and removes all dirt, while aloe vera shrinks acne and heals sore and inflamed skin. This natural moisturizer is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants that prevent damage from environmental aggressors. This non-greasy blend keeps your skin firm and imparts a youthful glow. It is a really lightweight moisturizer that can be used all year round.
BB pro tip: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer it to a bottle of your choice. Refrigerate this moisturizer for oily skin. Shake well before use as aloe tends to solidify in low heat.