Did you know that all skin types – dry, oily, acne, sensitive and everything in between – need to moisturize daily? The skin is the largest organ of your body and becomes dehydrated easily, even if you have naturally oily skin. Moisturizing is the crucial step that keeps multiple skin concerns at bay, like wrinkles, flaky skin, rough skin, excess oil, irritation and more. Moisturizers for acne prone skin and oily skin are often considered to be unnecessary – but that thought couldn't be further from the truth. Hydrating acne prone and oily skin is the key to ensure it becomes healthy and comfortable.
See our moisturizer guide below for our favorite moisturizers for acne prone skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin and combination skin.
While people with dry skin have a plethora of options, moisturizers for acne prone skin are often hard to find. There are several options, however, for your skin type.
If you're looking for a moisturizer that both hydrates and helps tackle your acne, try Oxygenation. This professional, oxygen-infused treatment creme can be used over acne treatments to "push" active ingredients deep into pores along with purifying oxygen. It can also be used alone as a moisturizer to renew, refine and hydrate dry, oily, combination and acne prone skin.
If you have acne-prone skin that is also oily and shiny, try Beyond Hydration. This refreshing gel moisturizer will help balance your skin while it hydrates.
Like moisturizers for acne prone skin, moisturizers for oily skin aren't always easy to find. This is due to the common misconception that you don't have to moisturize if you have oily skin. This is entirely false – oil and water are not the same thing, and oily skin can be dehydrated even when it appears shiny. In fact, dehydration can actually cause your skin to produce more oil.
Moisturizing can actually help balance oil-to-water ratios in the skin – just look at the benefits of Beyond Hydration. This gel moisturizer for oily skin prevents moisture loss to keep skin comfortable without added shine.
Dry skin types often also deal with increased lines, flakiness, redness and an uncomfortable "tight" feeling.
To relieve dryness, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, soften and smooth skin, try Crucial Moisture.
If you have very dry skin, saturate it with Really Rich Moisture for intense, non-greasy moisture.
If you have this skin type you may struggle to find a moisturizer that keeps your t-zone oil free and your cheeks moisturized. A balance is needed in your skin care to treat both areas effectively.
Absolute Moisture is a lightweight facial moisturizer for combination skin that balances and leaves skin smooth with self-adjusting moisture binders.
Do ordinary skin care products cause stinging, itching, or a burning sensation? If this is the case, you have sensitive (or sensitized) skin. This means you have to pay extra attention to the products you choose. Always choose products that are free of synthetic fragrance, dyes, parabens, DEA, phthalates or other harsh irritants.
Use an ultra-gentle moisturizer for sensitive skin, Use an ultra-gentle moisturizer for sensitive skin, like Barrier Fix Daily Hydrator to push comforting hydration deep into skin, to protect against inflammation and help restore barrier damage.
All skin types that are worried about lines, irritation, spots and loss of firmness can benefit from Remineralist Daily Moisture. It helps skin defend against the invisible, unavoidable environmental stressors (pollution, smog, smoke, exhause, ozone) that cause premature age signs. And, it's lightweight enough that it can be worn alone, or layered under any other moisturizer formula for added hydration and defense.
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