Ideally, oily-skinned women should look for products, which contain humectants. Remember that moisturising your skin is all about drawing water in. That’s what moisture is – you want to raise the moisture levels to keep it looking plump and supple, which in turn makes for beautiful, soft skin. So you want to add moisture, without increasing shine. A lightweight lotion like Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture or Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, is a great choice because it’s an easy fix. It’s a fuss-free, oil-free moisturiser that actually does what it says and won’t clog pores but delivers on the moisture front. Wonderful.
“It is important to moisturise if you are using drying products on your skin such as acne products,” says Associate Professor Dr Greg Goodman from Dermatology Institute of Victoria. “This will help re-establish the delicate skin barrier function, which may be damaged by irritating or drying products.”
There are three variants – the SPF15, because yes, you do need sunscreen every single day and it helps to get a dose in your daily moisturiser. We all need SPF in our harsh climate and it can be just as hard choosing a sunscreen as it is a moisturiser! This product does both and takes the guesswork out of it.
If you’re one of the unlucky ones who have sensitive skin as well as oily, try Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin, $14,50, which is super gentle and has no fragrances, dyes or drying alcohol – generally nothing to irritate your skin.
And if you’ve got oily patches across your face but are normal in other parts, go for Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin, $14, which normalises different areas of your face by adding moisture in dry spots and soaking up shine in oily spots.
Once you’ve tried a simple oil-free moisturiser like these that won’t clog pores yet deliver super charged humectants and leave your skin looking and feeling fabulous, you won’t look back.