There are countless moisturising products on the market for people with dry skin, but how do you go about moisturising oily skin? Do you even need to? If you want to bring your skin back into balance, what’s the best thing to put on oily skin?
Well, let’s start with the worst thing you can put on oily skin. You may not believe me when I say this, but the products to avoid are any lotion, cream or cleanser formulated to remove excess oil.
Why? Because most products of this kind will strip your skin of its natural oils. This upsets your skin’s natural balance and fools the body into thinking it needs more oil. The sebaceous glands step up their work and you’re back to where you started. You might even be worse off.
It’s unlikely all those harsh detergents and chemicals you’re pumping into your skin are doing you any favours. They may actually be setting you on the path to more serious skin problems.
There are two things you can do to break this cycle.
One, cleanse your face with a mild and gentle cleansing milk, such as Super Natural Organic Cleansing Milk
. I recommend cleansing milk for all skin types, because it’s an oil-in-water mix that naturally emulsifies grease and impurities so they can be easily rinsed away with water. Your face is deeply cleansed without stripping away your natural protective skin barrier.
Two, after patting your face completely dry, try applying the smallest amount of an oil-rich formulation such as Super Natural Organic Facial Oil with Vitamin E
or Nourishing Skin Food
These products contain blends of organic plant-based oils rich in fatty acids, which studies have shown are the perfect foundation for healthy glowing skin.
If your skin is oily, you probably think the last thing you want to put on your skin is a skincare product that contains oil. Yet it was the French dermatologist Dr Aron-Brunetiere who first noted that the best way to treat an excessively oily complexion was with an oil-in-water emulsion. This seems to send the brain the message that oil is in plentiful supply, and that it can ease off with its own production.
Give it a try. It might just work wonders for that troublesome oily skin of yours.