Moisturise for oily skin
1.Determine your skin care needs.
If you have only an oily t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) you do not need the same moisturizer as someone with severe acne. You may need a moisturizer for oily areas and a heavier moisturizer for dry areas.
For excessive oily skin or blemishes, you may need a moisturizing gel coupled with a serum to hydrate your skin and control your break-outs.
2.Look for an “oily skin” label on lotion bottles. You should also see the words “water-based,” “oil-free,” or “noncomedogenic,” which means the product won’t clog your pores.
Lotions for oily skin are light and absorb quickly into the skin without leaving a residue. Many contain ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acid for treating acne.
Protect your skin from sunlight by choosing a moisturizer for oily skin with SPF 15 or higher.
Try a gel if you are reluctant to put lotion on your face. Many people with oily skin prefer gels to lotions as gels are soothing and dry almost instantly. Gels contain humectants that attract moisture to the skin without creating excess oils.
Look for oil-free moisturizing gels made with natural ingredients such as aloe that help to heal acne-prone skin, or tomato, which controls oil. Natural ingredients help to heal skin that is inflamed from the chemicals of acne treatments or oil stripping cleansers.
Add oil control and anti-blemish serums to help moisturize and heal your skin.
Use a serum under your oil-free lotion or gel to target a specific problem. Be sure the serum is water-based and made for oily skin. Serums include vitamins and minerals that help balance moisture in your skin and control breakouts. Look for natural ingredients like aloe, kelp, algae, vitamin C, honey, garlic or green tea.