Oily skin can oftentimes feel like a wet blanket. Literally. Streaking across our face, separating our make up or causing unwanted breakouts. Oily skin often leaves us feeling heavy and sometimes a little dirty.
Oily skin folks have been forced to become resourceful. Pre-COVID when we had the luxury of being out in the world, we’d become resourceful - making blotting sheets out of whatever was around us - toilet paper seat covers, pieces of white printing paper, half-used Chipotle napkins, nothing was off-limits.
However, there are times when you come to realize that there is a solution to the thing that gives us as much stress as sebum production does. That with a little TLC and some thoughtful ingredients, we can, in fact, become the masters of our own oil production-destiny.
Consistency in any skincare routine is key to whatever problem you’re trying to solve. As for oily and combination skin, it’s easy to skip the step that’s intended to replenish moisture. Repeat after me, avoiding moisture doesn’t solve the problem, it only makes it worse.
Here are our picks for moisturizers that leave skin feeling nourished rather than stripped, avoiding the sick cycle of too much sebum production.