Moisturizer for an Oily Face

Moisturizer is a part of your every day’s skin care. Most of the people apply moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Moisturizer will plump up the skin cells and thus helps you to lock the moisture inside the cells. Moisturizer may also help you to coat the gaps seen between skin cells and thus protect your skin from dehydration, cracking, flaking etc. Thus moisturizers help to keep the skin moist and maintain its heath. But different types of skin require different types of moisturizers to meet their needs. If you apply an oily moisturizer on oily skin then it makes your skin oilier and you may have skin problems like clogged pores, blackheads, dull skin etc.

Oily skin requires good attention as the skin becomes greasy and the skin pores have a tendency to appear large and opened. The excess oil gives an unattractive and tired look. You can control the oiliness on the skin by applying the right moisturizer on your skin.

Qualities of a Moisturizer for Oily Skin

The best moisturizer for oily skin must have good control over oil production and it must make a better look.  It must be free of oil, light and should get absorbed faster. It must help you to reduce the open pores from appearing on the skin. Moisturizer for oily skin must have more water content and no oil.

Tips to Choose the Moisturizer for Oily Skin

While choosing a moisturizer for oily skin first thing you have to check is whether it is an oil free moisturizer or not. This is because oily skin requires water based formulations than oil based ones. Gel moisturizers are found to be ideal for oily skin as it is lighter and have more water content in them than the creams.

Tips to Make Moisturizer for Oily Skin

You can use lemon oil for making moisturizer as it help you to clean up the pores and thus prevent clogging of the pores. Take 3 drops of lemon oil and mix it with 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 teaspoon of glycerin and half cup distilled water. Mix them in an airtight bottle and store in a refrigerator. Shake the bottle before use and you can apply it on your face and body. You can replace lavender oil and lemon oil with lemon grass oil, rose oil, orange blossom oil, sandalwood oil and geranium oil as they may also give the same effect.