What's The Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin?

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IMPORTANT: Difference Between Oil and Moisture

The idea that oily skin might need a moisturizer at first seems like a contradiction in terms, but there is a difference between oil and moisture. Oil, or sebum, is the fatty lubricant the skin produces to keep itself flexible. 
Moisture is the fluid found between the cells of the skin that leaves it plump and resilient. It really is possible for skin to be oily and dry at the same time—and very few skin care products really help this special condition.

How can oily skin dry out?

Even oily skin dries out in desert climates. Houses heated all winter with a draw furnace also dry out even oily skin. Harsh cleansers or skin care products that are loaded with fragrances or even "natural" essential oils likewise can dry out oily skin. And if just part of the body's skin is dry, red, and irritated while the rest of the body's skin is oily and comfortable, the real problem may be eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis.

How do you restore moisture to oily skin?

First of all, stop the drying process. If you live in a dry climate or a dry house, use a humidifier the same way you might use a humidifier to help a child get over a cold. Avoid fragrances and perfumes, especially on the driest patches of skin. Next, Avoid products that offer the appearance of moist skin without actually putting any moisture in the skin. Collagen in a moisturizer is in this category. Because collagen absorbs water, it gives a plump and firm finish to the skin. But because the skin does not absorb collagen (even with the help of ultrasound technology), the very first time you wash your face, the collagen comes off.
Choose products that are labeled as:

  • Water-based
  • Oil-free, and
  • Noncomedogenic (meaning they do not cause the formation of whiteheads or blackheads)

If you use makeup, use moisturizer first. You can reapply moisturizer during the day over your makeup if you apply very, very thinly.
Any moisturizer you can use on your face will also work on other parts of your body. You do not need a special moisturizer for your face or hands or chest or eyes. If you have dry skin only on a few parts of your body, just use less moisturizer.

Don't confuse moisturizers with sun protection

Although sun does dry out your skin, moisturizers do not protect it against harmful UV rays. If you go out in harsh sun, you need a sunscreen in addition to a moisturizer.

Consider ultrasound as a step in your regular skin care

When oily skin dries out, it flakes. These tiny particles of dead skin may not be visible to the naked eye, but they interfere with the smooth texture of the skin and they can lodge over pores. Fyola ultrasound is a great way to lift and remove dead skin and dirt from your face without chemicals, without irritation, at the times of your choosing in your own home.