TOHow to choose a non-oily moisturizer? What to look for in the composition, and from which names is it better to stay away? We are dealing with dermatologist Olga Gurkina.
Oily skin can dry out easily and is one of the most common problems. This is because in the fight against oily sheen, many begin to use drying agents uncontrollably. As a result, the lipid layer of the skin is disrupted – it begins to produce even more sebum, but peeling appears. Therefore, it is always important to moisturize skin of any type. What to look for when choosing a cream for oily skin for the summer?
SPF protection – required
Regardless of your skin type, summer cream must contain UV protection. For the city – at least SPF 30. Even if it seems to you that the weather is cloudy, the sun can come out at any time: it is possible that at this moment you will be outside, and your skin will not be protected.
As a rule, SPF products are thick and white, but you don’t need to be afraid. Excess face cream can always be removed with a dry cloth. Find more guidelines for oily skin care here.
The composition of the cream must be natural
Be sure to study the composition of the cream – it should be as natural as possible, without petroleum products. Parabens, mineral oils (petrolatum, paraffin, ceresin, petrolatum, microcrystalline wax) create an impenetrable film on the skin that prevents it from breathing. Bottom line: pores are clogged and rashes appear, sebum is produced even more actively.
Look for mattifying and anti-inflammatory ingredients
For example, caffeine – it tightens pores and relieves redness. Niacinamide (water-soluble vitamin B3) – stimulates microcirculation and renews the skin. Silicon – regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands and naturally mattifies the skin.
I recommend Ultra Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying from the Australian brand Ultraceuticals. It contains many plant components, including silicon. Absorbs quickly and leaves a feeling of freshness. It is very rare to find SPF in matting agents, but this cream does. Convenient packaging in a volume of 100 ml. – enough for a long time.
Another effective remedy is Effalcar Duo niacinamide cream gel, La Roche-Posay. Relieves itching, blocks bacteria on the surface of the skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Linoleic acid prevents the thickening of the walls of the sebaceous hair follicle. Reviews for other products for oily skin look for
Combine two creams
To achieve a mattifying effect and at the same time protect the skin from UV rays, two creams can be combined. For example, any sunscreen with SPF 30 and a light gel matting cream. First, apply a cream with a lighter texture, on top – a cream with SPF.
Buy BB Cream
You want to mask oily and especially problem skin with tonal means, but in the end you get an extra layer on the face, the skin begins to shine even more noticeably. What to do? I recommend using a light BB cream – sometimes it can even replace a regular cream (see the composition – it should contain a lot of caring components). But in the eye area it is better to use a cream or serum anyway – this is a dry area even for people with oily skin.Interview and text: Olga Kulygina