Here we are again about to enter the winer season (most of anyway). The cold dry air tends to bring the dry, tight, itchy skin. So moisturizer is Penny's BFF these days. LOL! Sure I could use a better humidifier at home and probably even in the office; and I should drink more water...but its easier to slap on the face cream in the morning and at night. LOL!
Penny has had many a conversation with women about moisturizers and there is one myth I wish everyone could understand the truth about.
"Women with oily or acne-prone skin should not use moisturizer."
"Oily skin requires a good moisturizer to look soft, supple, and radiant."
EVERYONE should use moisturizer daily (unless instructed otherwise by a dermatologist). Choosing the right moisturizer is key. While choosing moisturizer, you should consider skin type, age, skin sensitivity, and whether the skin is prone to acne. While an oil-based moisturizer is recommended for dry skin, women with oily skin should try an oil-free moisturizer. Water-based moisturizers labeled "noncomedogenic", which means it will not clog the pores, is a good moisturizer for an oily skin. Moisturizer helps to maintain the natural skin moisture by slowing the evaporation of water content from the skin. This helps the skin to stay hydrated and to feel soft and smooth. Plus, it also acts as a protective barrier on the skin surface. (read full story...)
Instead of avoiding a skin moisturizer, you should choose moisturizers with aloe vera, green tea, or other organic ingredients. Oil-free moisturizer is good for acne skin as it adds the required moisture to the skin without clogging the skin pores.
- Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 is one of the branded oily skin moisturizers available in the market.
- Aveno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is another good moisturizer for sensitive skin.
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel contains an oil-free hydrating formula which is good for oily skin. It is recommended that glycolic acid or salicylic acid product coupled with a light oil-free moisturizer containing a sunscreen is best for oily skin care.
- Garnier Moisture Rescue is a recently introduced "gel cream" moisturizer that's getting rave reviews and retails for only $7.99 at local drugstores and Target. This formula contains grape water extract and Vitamin E, it absorbs quickly, feels soothing, and is hydrating.
Hope this helps.
Be blessed. Be beautiful.