If you have oily skin, you may think that skipping out on the moisturizing step will help reduce the shine and keep you from looking greasy. This is a common misunderstanding that many people make, but the truth is that every skin type needs to moisturize, even those with oily skin. Keeping our skin moisturized has many benefits, many of which can be surprising and will have you running to the bathroom every day to do your skin care routine with an extra focus on hydration! Here are ten reasons you need to moisturize even if you have oily skin.
1. Your skin is most likely dehydrated
Dry skin is easier to identify than dehydrated skin, and it’s usually because you can actually feel or see the dryness. It’s easy to assume you can skip on the moisturizer if you have oily skin since it already looks like you lathered yourself in vegetable oil. But even oily skin gets “thirsty” and the only way to quench it is by using a nice light-weight moisturizer every day! Think of it like watering a plant every day, it’s the only way to keep it alive!
2. It will prevent premature aging
Who doesn’t want to look young forever? Unfortunately, it’s not possible. But moisturizing daily can help slow down the aging process and prevent premature wrinkles. Your skin will look bouncy and plump so always use your moisturizer even if you forget everything else!
3. It will help repair skin damage
It’s not always very clear to see when you have damaged your skin barrier, but most often you can tell by the uncommon sensitivity, redness, or other bad reactions. Many people think that using harsher products will have better effects in the long run and continue to strip their skin. But we need to remember that the only way to help fix any damage is to focus on soothing products and hydration as much as possible in order to maintain healthy, strong skin.
4. Your skin will GLOW!
Using a good moisturizer at least twice a day, and adding in a nice facial oil like rosehip if you want, will keep your skin looking dewy and radiant!
5. It will help with acne, trust me
If you have oily skin, it’s very likely that you suffer from acne too. The reason many people with oily skin skip the moisturizing step is that they feel that drying out the acne will help get rid of it. But what’s actually happening is that the more you dry out your skin with harsh products, the more oil, and sebum your skin produces in an attempt to hydrate itself, causing more acne. So making sure to use a gentle moisturizer daily will help balance the amount of oil your skin produces and keep acne at bay.
6. There are so many hydrating products out there
I know it can be very overwhelming to choose the right products for your skin out of hundreds that are on the market. But once you find the right ones, stick to your routine! If certain ones do’t work for you, just remember there are many more to try!
7. Your whole face needs moisture, not just one area
Even if your skin is relatively healthy and you only get a few dry spots in the winter, it’s still important to use moisturizer all over and not just in those areas. That said, don’t forget your eye area needs hydration too!
8. Your make up will apply better
Ever notice how nicely your foundation glides on after you’ve moisturized? Moisturizing is a good way to prep your skin before putting makeup on, much like using primer on a canvas before you start painting!
9. The rest of your skincare products will sink in!
When you use hydrating products in the proper steps, like using a hydrating cleanser and toner, then going in with serums or essences, you will notice that your skin will literally drink up each product instead of just sitting on top. Remember to seal all that goodness in with a nourishing night cream and you will wake up with soft, glowing skin!
10. You will love your skin!
Skincare is all about self-love. Make sure to treat it right and figure out its specific needs, which many times is proper hydration. So moisturize every day and I promise you will love it!