The Best Moisturizers For Oily Skin
True or false: oily skin types still need to moisturize.
For those of you shaking your heads at the idea of not moisturizing—A+. Though you might be tempted to let oily skin be, doing that can actually leave you with even oilier skin. Not a good look.
If your skin isn't properly hydrated, it will begin to produce even more oil to compensate for the oil it’s missing, leaving you even shinier than before.
So what is the best moisturizer for Oily Skin? The best moisturizers for oily skin will usually contain two types of ingredients, those which fall into the categories of astringents and humectants.
The first is astringents. Astringents tighten the pores and help to control excess oil production. Examples of astringents include witch hazel, rosemary, lavender, thyme, and citrus oils like lemon or lime.
The second is humectants. Humectants bind moisture to the skin by drawing water from the deeper layers of the skin to the surface. They leave the skin soft without leaving a film and help to hydrate dehydrated skin (which unlike dry skin, a type, is a skin condition which most of us have). Examples of humectants include honey, aloe, and glycerin.
So, with the above established—here are our favorite picks for keeping oily skin hydrated