O The Oprah Magazine with Amarte Aqua Lotion

8 April, 2020

15 Best Moisturizers for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

Published by O, The Oprah Magazine by Brigitt Earley

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When you have oily skin, it might seem counterintuitive to slather on a face moisturizer. But dermatologists say it's an important step in everyone's skincare routine. Forgoing it only leads to dehydration, which skin combats by producing even more oil, says Dr. Candace Spann, a board-certified dermatologist in Las Vegas.

Instead, just cherry pick the right products. "Avoid highly emollient ingredients, like shea butter, which is typically too heavy. Instead look for moisturizers with essential fatty acids such as jojoba oil and evening primrose oil, which are highly beneficial for acne-prone skin. Ingredients like niacinamide can also help reduce redness, diminish breakouts, and improve the skin's barrier function," explains Spann.

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Because it’s water-based, this formula is incredibly lightweight and instantly absorbs on contact to provide immediate hydration without any added greasiness, says Dr. Craig Kraffert, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of DermStore.com

Because it’s water-based, this formula is incredibly lightweight and instantly absorbs on contact to provide immediate hydration without any added greasiness.

— Dr. Craig A. Kraffert

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