If you have oily or combination skin, an oil-free moisturizer should be a mandatory part of your skincare regimen.
How many times have you skipped applying a moisturizer after cleansing your skin? Don't feel too bad if you have, because we've all done it at one point or another. The benefits of moisturizer can’t be argued — you need to keep your skin hydrated to maintain a youthful, happy glow — but moisturizers with oils can weigh down the skin and potentially even clog your pores.
If your skin is oily, you may not see the benefit of applying more hydration to your skin. And we can’t rule out old-fashioned laziness, keeping some of us from cleaning and moisturizing our face before bed each night.
A good oil-free moisturizer, especially a moisturizer that is rich in nutrients, has many excellent benefits — even if you have oily skin.
This article will go in-depth into the benefits of moisturizer, which ingredients are crucial, and why you should be using an oil-free moisturizer yourself, morning and night!
Oil-free moisturizer keeps your skin clear — and less oily!
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and an incredibly complex system, to which we do not grant enough credit. When our skin is oily and we skip the moisturizer, our skin tries to help us out by supplying it's very own moisturizer from our sebaceous (oil) glands. Unfortunately, our skin often over produces oil, which only leads to yet more breakouts. Yes, you read that right: Hydrating your skin can help oily skin produce less oil.
By applying an oil-free moisturizer, you help balance your skin, preventing an increase in oil, yet still providing enough hydration to prevent your skin from drying out.
Aloe is one of our favorite ingredients for healing sore, inflamed skin while providing a deep dose of hydration at the same time. Using aloe and crucial, skin-loving vitamins C and E, our herbal-infused moisturizer is an incredible organic oil free moisturizer that nourishes the skin while controlling oil production.
Oil-free moisturizer won’t clog your pores
While certain oils can be incredibly hydrating and nourishing for the face (think squalane oil or cold-pressed rosehip oil), those with oily skin who are worried about breakouts should look for water-based moisturizers instead.
Water-based, oil-free moisturizers are non-comedogenic, which means they’re formulated to sink deep into your skin without clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
Vitamin C keeps you young
Hydration is key for a youthful complexion. A lack of hydration can result in saggy, aged skin due to a decline in collagen. Collagen is an essential structural protein responsible for keeping the skin plump and taut.
By providing the skin with rich hydration, along with antioxidant vitamins, you help promote the formation of collagen. This means you can ditch a commercial moisturizer full of harmful oils, and instead opt for an oil-free moisturizer packed with antioxidants to prevent the signs of aging.
Our organic moisturizer for oily skin is antioxidant and vitamin C rich, which promotes the formation of collagen and protects your skin against aging free radicals.
Oil-free moisturizer protects your skin
Eating clean, whole foods and using the right skincare products goes a long way towards maintaining a bright and healthy complexion.
However, many of us seem to forget that by simply stepping outside, we are exposing our skin to harmful free radicals in the form of damaging and aging UV rays from the sun, air pollution and even wind. All of which can dry out our skin.
This is why it’s so important to ensure your skin is protected before heading outdoors. An oil-free moisturizer, rich in vitamins and nutrients (vitamin C, vitamin E, aloe vera, and green tea are all amazing protectors for your skin) will help to form a protective barrier against these pollutants, and antioxidants will help to ward off free radicals.
Choosing an oil-free moisturizer doesn’t have to be hard, as long as you always check the label and know what ingredients to look for — and avoid.
Most drugstore moisturizers are, unfortunately, filled with chemicals and comedogenic oils that will clog up your pores and provide no real benefit to your skin.
Also, try to stay away from chemically-laden products and opt instead for natural, organic and cruelty-free products that you can feel good about using on your skin. The fewer chemicals and toxins, the more powerful the effect natural ingredients will have on our skin.
Here is what to look for when buying an oil-free moisturizer:
- Soothing and anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants, such as vitamin C, green tea, aloe vera, spirulina, and lavender. Spirulina helps to detoxify and tone your skin while providing intense anti-aging properties, while lavender helps to soothe the skin and increase blood circulation, which in turn stimulates cell renewal.
- Nothing with the word “oil” on the label. Make sure one of the first ingredients is “water.”
Make sure the product is labeled as “non-comedogenic” so it doesn’t clog your pores.
If you have oily skin and you’re prone to breakouts, our Herbal Infused Moisturizer can keep your skin hydrated and nourished without clogging your pores or increasing oil production. We call that a win.