One of the biggest misconceptions in the world of skincare is that the way to combat acne and oil is by stripping the skin. And that couldn’t be more false.
Whether you suffer from dry, normal, combo, or oily skin- one of the most important steps in your routine is moisturizer. I know that many people with oily skin tend to shy away from the idea of extra moisture, but in reality having a solid moisturizer will only aid your battle with oily skin.
When you strip your skin of it’s natural oils without replenishing it with a daily moisturizer, your body tricks itself into producing even more oils in order to compensate for what you took away. Therefore, if you have oily skin, the best thing you can do for it is moisturize.
The same goes for us dry skin girls. But I don’t think I need to tell you guys that moisturizer is a lifesaver, do I?
Because skin care brands can often be tricky with their packaging and advertising (by targeting the product to only certain skin types) I decided to come up with a list of the best moisturizers for ANY skin type…
- First up is my all time favorite moisturizer, as well as one of the most dermatologist recommended. Cetaphil has always been known for being a brand that perfectly suit sensitive skin what with it’s uber gentle and nourishing products. The Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is no different. Though this super thick and creamy moisturizer may scare some of you oily gals at first, don’t fear- it will still work perfectly for you. What I love about this product is that it doesn’t leave a gross, oily residue after application. Instead it simply melts and absorbs into the skin and leaves your face feeling perfectly plump.
2. My number 2 pick has to go to the Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer. Unlike the Cetaphil option, this is a super lightweight option that I’m sure those of you with oily skin will love. Again, this product has no oily residue and simply melts into the skin rather than sits on top. While I love using my Cetaphil moisturizer at night, this option is perfect for the mornings, and sits beautifully under makeup. The Clear Complexion Moisturizer also includes Salicylic Acid so it’s a perfect option for anybody struggling with acne.
3. My last pick is the (oh so famous) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This is known for being a fast absorbing, lightweight moisturizer that works to balance the skin’s natural moisture levels. That means that this product will give just the right amount of moisture for your specific skin type. My personal favorite thing about this moisturizer is the radiance it leaves on the skin. While it doesn’t have that oil film that I hate so much, it does leave the skin looking naturally glowy and replenished. Classics are classics for a reason.
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That’s it for my favorite moisturizers for all skin types! I really hope this helped some of you out and I hope you have a fantastic day 🙂