Just because you have oily skin does not mean you do not need to moisturise. Your skin still needs to be looked after and nourished. Here are some of the products I have been reaching for and enjoying of late to moisturise my face.
For daily use the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo has been my go to cream. I got this after reading many blogposts and reviews about it. It’s a paraben free facial moisturiser that aids with unclogging pores and helps with imperfections, specifically formulated for oily, spot prone skin.
It also claims to help control oil. I cannot say it does that but if definitely does not add more to your skin, so for me that’s a plus. It’s nice and light aswell, so I don’t feel like I am putting layers of product onto my skin and if you have oily skin you know that’s a good thing.
I would use an eye cream with this too as this would not be suitable for around the eye area.
In the evening time is when I really think about moisturising and replenishing my skin.
After cleansing, I will use a serum. The two I have been loving at the minute are the Image Skincare Iluma Intense Lightening Serum and the Neostrata Illuminating Serum. Both of these products are full of lovely ingredients to help lighten discolouration and to help cool and calm as well as protect from any more discolouration. I use these serums around my eyes also.
If my skin is particularly acting up I will just add some of the Nimue Purifier on any breakouts I might have. This helps ease spots, helps with infection and help prevent spreading a breakout…awesome. But it also does not dry out your skin like other spot treatments can. I love it!
Sometimes, I want to treat my skin and use a hydrating luxurious cream. I use the night time for this as no one has to look at my shiny, scary makeup less face 🙂 I have been loving the very posh Chantecaille Flower Harmonising Cream for this.
This is a lovely heavy cream full of essential oils. It is 87% botanicals including a base of rosewater (so it smells of roses). This feels lovely on the skin and is meant to boost collagen too which I’m all for…I’m nearly 30 after all 🙂
The revered Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a must for everyone. It works simple as that.
This stuff gets slathered onto my lips, lashes and eyebrows at night. It’s not the most appealing product in the world but my god does it work! It’s leaves your lips lovely and soft aswell as anywhere else you need extra moisture.
I am fickle and I change my skincare (and makeup) like the weather, but I think there’s a couple of lovelies in here that I will keep for a long time to come.
Thanks loads for letting me offload my thoughts on you. If you use any particular products that are great for oily, spot prone skin, be sure to let me know.