For many people with oily skin it feels like an ongoing battle trying to keep your skin somewhat mattified for any length of time, so finding the best moisturiser for your skin type takes time too. Often the outcome of a moisturiser not suited for oily skin is for the skin to become dried out or your pores getting clogged. Many products that claim to be mattifying actually just dry the skin out leaving it looking flaky and dehydrated. A common faux pas that people with oily skin make is skipping moisturising all together in a bid to reduce the amount of oil produced, but this is actually the opposite of how oily skin should be treated. Sebum is what's produced from the sebaceous glands, and people with oily skin produce more of this. That means that if you let your skin dry out, it will only produce more sebum to counteract it.
What to look for:
- Oil-free moisturisers - such as the NIVEA Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream is a fast-absorbing moisturiser for oily skin containing antioxidants to protect the skin, and has a slight mattifying finish to reduce additional shine you might get from other moisturisers
- Light formulas to prevent pores from becoming clogged with thick creams