Oily / Combination Skin
How do I properly moisturise when I have oily skin?
Believe it or not, oily skin needs moisturising as much as dry skin! Moisturising oily skin may seem counter-intuitive but beneath the surface, your skin may actually be dehydrated.
As your skin is prone to producing high levels of oil, it is important to keep it hydrated to avoid excessive sebum production. However, what you need is different from someone with dry or flaky skin.
Look for a light weight formula
Oil-based formulas are a skin-saver for dry, parched skin but they have a few drawbacks for oily skin. While many oils can be comedogenic (pore clogging), causing the skin to break out, there are some oils that are non-comedogenic. If you're unsure, we suggest you skip oil-based formulas completely and pick a moisturiser that is lightweight and easily absorbed into your skin.
Look for moisturizers with ceramide precursor or ceramide content
Ceramides are molecules in your skin's top layer that helps your skin retain moisture, keeping the appearance of your skin firm and plump. They also help skin protect against environmental aggressors like irritants and pollution. Ceramide precursors aid in replenishing the ceramide content in skin and are useful for all skin types to maintain healthy skin.
How can Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Oil-free Moisturising Lotion SPF25 help your oily skin?
If you're looking for a moisturiser that will repair and restore your skin's natural balance, the Cetaphil PRO Acne Prone Oil-free Moisturising Lotion SPF25 is designed for those with acne-prone skin and is suitable for daily use. It's non-greasy, matte finish will leave your skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day, without the shine.