As someone with oily skin, it is very easy for me to get caught up in all of the wonderful products out there that help me keep my oil in check. While I am oh so thankful for these products as they truly do wonders for my skin, my oily skin can still get dehydrated. In fact, it is quite common for us oily girls to have dehydrated skin as we use harsher, sometimes drying skincare to help fight off the oil and those pesky little pimples that go hand in hand with having oily skin. Kind of a catch 22; dehydrated, oily skin…And it took me a while to really understand and realize how important it was to truly have a balanced skincare routine.
I’ve said it before, that when your skin is dry/dehydrated (by using too many drying skincare products) your body naturally produces more oil trying to make up for what it has lost. Counter intuitive I know. So we actually need to fight this battle by keeping our skin nice and hydrated!
Moisture products can be a bit frightening for those with oily skin, I get it. But I am here to tell you that you can incorporate moisture into your skincare and be left with fabulously hydrated skin that not only won’t leave you an oily mess but will actually help your skin produce less oil as it will be getting what it needs from the moisture products you are using. You just need to use the right products!
Below are a couple of products that I use regularly to help keep my skin at an optimal hydration level.
“The Moisture Infusion™ 24 Hr Hydrating Serum contains the latest highly moisturizing ingredients to offer immediate and intense hydration in a light texture for year-long wear. Ideal for all skin types.”
“Light textured and non-comedogenic, this lotion is perfectly suited for optimal hydration for combination and oily skins.”
Depending on how my skin feels from day to day, I will use at least one of these hydrating skincare products in my a.m. and p.m. skincare routines. My skin has really shown improvement since incorporating hydration into my skincare routine.
I’m also super excited to share with you all that NeoStrata has recently launched a new product to their Gycolic line, the Glycolic Renewal™ Antioxidant Smoothing Serum! We all know how much I love my glycolic acid so I jumped right on the chance to give this new serum a try! I’ve been wearing the Glycolic serum under the NeoStrata Oil Free Hydrating Lotion and it is just the most amazing combination for my oily skin!
If you’re not familiar, Glycolic acid is an exfoliant that helps to smooth the skin’s texture all while improving the skin’s quality and tone. A perfect addition to anyone’s skincare routine as it also helps visibly reduce the look of pores, fine lines and irregularities.