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We know this might sound counterintuitive, but hear us out: If you have oily skin, moisturizing really should be part of your daily skin care routine. Say what?! Yes, you read that right. It’s a major misconception that people with oily skin should never use moisturizer. Here’s the deal: Over-washing your skin can strip it of oil, which can in turn prompt your skin to create even more oil to make up for what was lost during the cleansing process. So, if you have oily skin, following your favorite facial cleanser, you should consider picking up a lightweight moisturizer to help keep your skin happily hydrated. We’re not just talk any facial moisturizer, but one formulated with hyaluronic acid. Not too well-versed on this popular skin care ingredient? We walk you through everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid and its skin care benefits for oily skin below.
Ah, one of the most talked about skin care ingredients of the moment: hyaluronic acid. According to the American Academy of Dermatology hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water (whoa!). This means that it’s able to provide all skin types (including oily skin!) with long-lasting hydration all throughout the day. No wonder it’s popping up in everything from moisturizers to serums to face masks. Have we intrigued you yet? If you’re wondering why you should incorporate hyaluronic acid into your skin care routine for oily skin, let us clear the air by letting you in some of the skin care benefits.
There are quite a few reasons why you should consider adding skin care products formulated with hyaluronic acid to your skin care routine if you have oily skin. The biggest benefit? That would be hydration. Now that you know you should moisturize oily skin, look for a moisturizer that is formulated with hyaluronic acid. Why, you ask? Well, hyaluronic acid is able to attach and hold on to large quantities of moisture, which helps to provide hydration (and as you’re now aware, oily skin needs hydration, too!). Thanks to its super-moisturizing abilities, another benefit of using skin care products formulated with hyaluronic acid is that it can help to plump the appearance of your skin with moisture. (That’s why it’s found in a lot of anti-aging skin care products.)
Ready to take the plunge and add skin care products formulated with hyaluronic acid to your skin care routine? If you have oily skin, consider using the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water. Every skin type is unique and deserves a custom kind of hydration. In normal and oily skin, external factors like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing can damage skin’s moisture barrier, causing loss of moisture and an increase in oil production. As a result, your complexion can end up looking overly shiny.
This moisturizer formulated with hyaluronic acid helps provide long-lasting hydration for oily skin with a matte finish. Immediately, the appearance of excess shine is reduced, skin looks mattified and fresh, skin feels softer, and skin is plumped up with hydration. Use after use, skin texture feels smoother and skin appears less shiny. This moisturizer is a like a “boost” of water for the skin, continuously refreshing it with hydration. The lightweight, oil-free formula for oily skin glides onto skin easily, leaving skin feeling refreshed and clean. Apply it morning and night after cleansing, gently smoothing it over your face and neck.
Now that you know all about the skin care benefits of hyaluronic acid for oily skin, it’s time to move on to another skin care lesson. Check out our article, The Nighttime Skin Care Routine for Oily Skin, next.