Wait go grab your moisturizers and we’re going to take a look at your ingredients list okay so this is for moisturizers on what to look for if you have oily skin so all moisturizers have a balance of or i should say most moisturizers have a balance of humectants emollients and so with oily skin the problem isn’t that you’re not making enough oil you’re actually making too much oil and if your skin doesn’t have enough water or moisture in your skin then your skin produces too much oil so what you want to do is if you have dehydrated skin and if you don’t know the difference between having dehydrated and dry then you can click on the blog and I’ll put a link in the description below and it tells you the kind of descriptions that your skin may look and feel like to tell the difference.
So let’s say your skin needs more water then you need to add more water to your skin versus more oil because you’re already producing too much oil i have a disclaimer if you are using a treatment cream so a cream for hyperpigmentation a cream that helps with oil control a cream that helps with acne typically they will have some form of humectant usually it will be glycerin but a lot of times what i hear from my clients is when they’re using treatment creams they feel like their skin is not getting enough hydration or they’re not getting enough moisturizers and that is because it’s a treatment cream so if you’re using a treatment cream you may need a hydrating serum or some kind of a different moisturizers that you need to work into your protocol to balance out the moisture along with getting the treatment so that is my caveat there so all moisturizers typically will have humectants listed as one of the top ingredients.
So if you look at your moisturizers a lot of the times the second third fourth ingredient will be glycerin that’s a more common humectant and humectants basically draw moisture from the air now a humectant is a blessing and it can’t be a curse it’s a double-edged sword and the reason why is because um humectants draw moisture from the air and if there’s not enough moisture in the environment or air it actually starts to draw up moisture from your skin to bring it up towards the top of the skin so it can actually end up dehydrating your skin even more if you don’t have enough moisture so one if you don’t have enough moisture in the air or on your skin you can actually experience tulle which is trans epidermal water loss or if you don’t put if you’re living in an arid climate which will suck the moisture on top of your skin you need to have an occlusive agent and an occlusive agent basically sits on top of your skin and prevents whatever is underneath from evaporating.
So here is a short list of humectants so go ahead and look at your moisturizer a lot of times i know the ingredients sometimes are not listed on the bottle it’s actually on the box but start looking at your ingredients so these are some of the humectants that draw moisture to your skin glycerin hyaluronic acid urea panthenol sorbitol honey gelatin butylene glycol propylene glycol sodium pca and aloe vera gel now those are just a short list of humectants but those are some of the more common humectants that draw moisture to your skin so some ingredients such as urea and lactic acid can cause dry itchy scaly skin so you may have to watch out for that so here’s where it gets tricky oily skin still needs emollients and occlusive agents in moisturizers to prevent the skin from getting dehydrated and that is why some of the more common occlusive agents such as fatty alcohols fatty acids cholesterol petroleum can break out oily skin types instead look for products like this so if you have really oily skin you may opt for a moisturizing gel especially in the summertime when people tend to sweat more is higher water content and lower in the emollient and occlusive agents so you may want to start with this and then even layer on top of that if this is not enough the next level is you might want to use a cream gel like this where it may have a little bit more of emollience and the occlusive agent may be a silicone like such as cyclomethicone or dimethicone.
Now the thickest one that i have here is right here on the top where it’s more like a cream texture and that you might look at your ingredients list and see diesel oleate or deco oleate isopropyl palmitate and isosterol alcohol so these are some of the different levels and examples of moisturizers so as you can see level one is the water-based gel level two is like more of a cream gel and then level three is actually very very solid you can see both of these are starting to drip here and this one is still solid so the humectants in this typically will be aloe vera gel or hyaluronic acid or even glycerin or luminara digita which is a type of seaweed those could be your more water-based type of humectants this is not exactly like the ordinary natural moisturizing factor HA t’s actually the texture would be in between this and this one here so the second ingredient that they use is capitalized triglyceride which is a combination of coconut oil and a glycerin coconut oil is typically heavier oil and can be comedogenic for some skin types so if you see that for the second ingredient probably not ideal for people who have really oily skin and or breakout the alcohol that you’ll see a lot of times is acetyl alcohol and that has like a waxy substance to it so for those of you who have oily skin but it’s like super dehydrated one of the ones that you can use is the ultra-hydration.
It’s a fragrance free with chamomile extract it’s paraben free fragrance free and basically instead of water being the first ingredient it’s actually glycerin which is a humectant and it also uses isopropyl myristate which is actually really good for restoring the skin’s barrier so that one is another one that you can use if you have breakout prone skin because the occlusive in that is less likely to break out most people’s skin so if you’re liking this type of information and you’re finding it helpful or you know someone who’s struggling to find a moisturizer for oily skin please go ahead and share this blog give us a thumbs up and if you’re not following it following us then go ahead and hit subscribe basically to find the best moisturizer and you have oily skin is to make sure that you look at your ingredients list and try to find the ones that are higher and have more humectants and less in the occlusive agents and you still have to have an occlusive agent in there so avoid more of the oils and waxes and look more for the silicones that help keep the moisture in your skin to prevent skin dehydration because then you’re just going to produce more oil so if you live in a really dry climate then and you don’t have any added moisture it’s going to end up sucking the moisture from your skin so make sure you use a hydrating mist or some kind i recommend a hydrating mist that actually has more humectants in it but if you don’t have that you can spray your face make sure your face is really moist and then add on the humectant because that is going to molecularly basically attract those water molecules onto your skin and then you can put your occlusive agent on top which is a moisturizer it could be like a silicone based so remember makeup is an art skincare.