For those with oily or pimple-prone skin, hydration feels almost unnecessary.
Afterall, most of the time our skin feels too greasy to make us worry.
The truth is, though, oily skin can be dehydrated. As a matter of fact, most of the times, is.
A dehydrated skin will result into an even more oily skin as your body will produce more oil to compensate for the draught it experiences. That extra oil will clog your pores, and yes, this will result to even more breakouts.
Haven’t convinced you yet? Here’s why skin hydration should be your top priority.
- During an acne treatment, a moisturizer will prevent your skin from drying out.
Acne treatments tend to make skin irritated and uncomfortably dry. A moisturizer will help restore some of your skin’s water back to its normal, to feel more elastic. A hydrating serum before your treatment, or a moisturizing cream to apply on its own, several times a day or when feeling uncomfortable, will do the trick. Remember, adding water back to the skin will help your skin stay blemish free.
- Your chosen moisturizer does not have to feel greasy.
You can choose fast absorbing, light textures when it comes to hydration.
If you have acne, choose the ones that are non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores or an oil-free serum for deeper penetration.
If your skin is just oily or combination with an oily T-zone, a hydrating cream that absorbs all that extra sebum is what you need for a matte looking skin. Its texture should be light enough for you to reapply as many times as you need.
- Oil & Water = sisters
Our skin needs both oil moisture and water moisture.
Lack of either will disrupt proper skin function and as a result you get a dull looking skin.
If your skin lacks waters is dehydrated. If your skin lacks oil, is dry.
Therefore, you can have an oily dehydrated skin. Water is about hydration whereas oil is more about moisturizing and we’ve explained why both are essential.
- What if your skin is indeed dehydrated?
Symptoms of dehydrated skin can be: itchiness, dullness, sunken eyes, increased appearance of fine lines. Eek! We firmly believe that whatever makes lines more prominent is to be avoided like the plague.