Our skincare regimes typically include the step of moisturizing. Moisturizers for our skin have a lot of advantages.
You might be concerned about what moisturizer to use if you have oily skin. Because hydrating our skin is the main purpose of a moisturizer. Oily-skinned people do not require more hydration.
You may have also noticed that certain moisturizers cause your face to produce extra oil after application. As a result, moisturizing may occasionally be neglected. So does using a moisturizer for folks with oily skin make sense?
In this article, I’ll go through how to make a moisturizer at home with some organic ingredients. These moisturizers work nicely for oily skin.
What does a Moisturizer do for your skin?
In simple terms, moisturizer is a lotion, cream, gel, or balm that is used to moisturize and hydrate the top layer of your skin. These moisturizers can seal the hydration into your skin and protect the skin from external harmful factors.
Usually, moisturizers can act in 2 ways. First, they can lock the moisturizer or hydration in your skin by acting as a temporary seal. Secondly, if your skin does have not sufficient moisture, then they can give extra hydration to your skin.
Apart from that, moisturizers can give you numerous benefits. They can solve your skin issues, improves skin tone, etc.
How to moisturize face correctly
You can moisturize your face as you want. Sometimes, people complain about the lack of results of their moisturizers. But if you can follow this 4-step guide, you can get more results.
Step 1– First, you need to give a little exfoliation to your face. But, keep in mind, this exfoliation should not be the exfoliation you do during your facials. Usually, we do an exfoliation during a facial using some exfoliators that are suitable for the skin types. But here, we are not using exfoliators. What you need to do is, wash your face using a cloth. This cloth should be smooth. If you can use baby cloth, then it is better.
When you wash your face using a baby cloth, it gives you mild exfoliation while removing the dead skin as well.
Step 2– After washing your face, you can tap the excess water on your face using a clean and dry towel.
Step 3– thirdly, you need to toner your face. By toning, you can seal the pores in the face.
Step 4– This is the final step. You can apply your moisturizer on your face in this step. Some people like to apply too much moisturizer on their faces. But it is not necessary. Take a pea-sized amount of moisturizer onto your palm and apply it gently around your face. Massage little bit your face for extra results.
When to moisturize your face
The best time to apply your moisturizer on the face is after a bath, shave, or exfoliation. During that time, the face is super clean and it has moisture. When you apply your moisturizer as soon after having a bath and drying your face, it can lock the moisture on your face.
Also, the most commonly accepted method is to use it during the morning and night. The main reason for this is to ensure that the moisture on your skin remains for 24 hours constantly.
However, what you need to understand is, to keep your face clean when you apply your moisturizer.
Does oily skin need to moisturize
When you have oily skin, what you usually do is get rid of moisturizers. Because you think that your face is getting oily every time and you need not give extra moisturizer for your skin because it always looks greasy. On the other hand, you think, applying a moisturizer on your face, only makes your face greasy.
But, researchers have found that oily skin also needs moisturizing. They can regulate the oil production on your face.
Think about this. When you use oil-fighting products, it makes your skin dry because it reduces your oil production. Once you use it usually, your skin gets dry. But sebum oil is an asset for your skin. It reduces wrinkles and gives you youthful skin. Once it reduces, your skin becomes dry and there is a risk of aging.
That is why you should use a moisturizer even though you have oily skin. When your oil-fighting products dry your face in order to protect your skin from acne and, excess oil, moisturizers can give you moisture and hydration. Perfect balance!
So, do not ever skip moisturizing.
Types of moisturizers
Basically, there are three types of moisturizers.
Emollients– The most common type of moisturizer. Fill the cracks on your skin and gives you a smooth one.
Humectants– Comes in gel form. Moisture the top layer of your skin.
Occlusives– Minimize water loss and provide a thick barrier to the skin.
Natural moisturizers for oily skin
Now you know all about moisturizers. Rather than depending on chemical products, now there is a trend to rely on natural ingredients.
I have tried many moisturizers. But the results given to me by natural moisturizers are way heavier than chemical products. Following are some of the natural moisturizers that I have tried as an oily skin person.
1. Aloe Vera Gel Moisturizer
Aloe vera is the best ingredient for any product that is made for oily skin. Due to its cooling effect and gel type, aloe vera is a good moisturizer. Also, aloe vera can give you a glass-looking and clean skin without dark circles, pimple marks, etc. it is also good for sunburns and acne.
How to make – Take 2 Tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel which is extracted from aloe vera leaf. Then mix it well with some turmeric powder. Then apply it on your skin after cleansing. Rinse it after 30 minutes.
2. Strawberry Moisturizer
According to science, strawberries can slow down the aging process and treat sunburns due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. Also, strawberries are enriched with alpha-hydroxylic acid and salicylic acid which means they can remove your dead skin cells and treat acne.
How to make – Take 3 strawberries and grind them as a thick paste. Mixed 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of honey into it. Then apply the paste on your clean skin. Rinse it after 20 minutes.
3. Jojoba Oil Moisturizer
Jojoba oil is non-sticky and light-weighted. It can regulate the sebum oil production of our skin. Also, jojoba oil is non-comedogenic and moisturizes well our skin.
How to use – Take 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil and apply it on your face after cleansing it. Then gently rub it while giving a massage.
4. Rose Petal Moisturizer
Rose petals can do anti-inflammatory activities on our skin. It can moisturize the skin while controlling sebum oil production.
How to make- Take some rose water and add some rose portals to it. Then boil this mixture. After boiling it, leave it until cool. Then add some aloe vera leaf extract and keep it in a refrigerator. After that, you can apply this moisturizer to your face.
5. Potato Moisturizer
Potatoes are well benefited for oily skin because it is richer in iron, vitamin C, etc. It can retain the hydration of our skin while treating acne and the aging process. Nowadays, potatoes are widely used in skincare products due to its number of benefits for the skin.
How to make- Take 1 potato and grate it. Then you can take the juice by pressing the grated potatoes. After that, you can double-boil the juice until it gets thick. Keep in mind to mix it with a spoon while you double-boiled it because it can be over thick. Apply the thick paste to your cleaned face.
As you can see, you need not spend too much of your dollars buying moisturizers. You can make your own one at home using a few easy ingredients. These moisturizers are well-suited for those who have oily skin. You can try these to solve your skin issues and have clear, glowing skin.