Friday, June 25, 2010

Best Summer Moisturizers

As summer comes, many people with oily skin are constantly struggling between controlling facial oil and keeping the skin moisturized under the harsh treatment of some of the skin care products that claim to help eliminate excessive facial oil.

A good moisturizer for oily skin will not leave the skin shiny or greasy. Avoid moisturizer that feels heavy and apply only a pea-size amount every time. The function of a moisturizer is to prevent the dehydration of skin as water will constantly evaporate through the pores. Also, note that it is the water content, not the oil, that will evaporate.

A lot of people with oily skins are prone to acne or the occasional break out, and a suitable moisturizer can help prevent or even treat this problem. The moisturizer will form a protective barrier on the skin, leaving the skin soft and smooth. Since most acne treatments will dry out the area so much that the skin starts peeling or flaking, a moisturizer is important to restore the health of the skin and to prevent further damage done to the skin.

For an oil-free moisturizer, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel may be a good choice. This dermatologist tested moisturizer can not only provide hydration to the skin, but it can also balance the oil secretion in the T-zone area on the face. It can help smoothen, soften, and comfort the oily skin.

Lush’s Vanishing Cream Moisturizer performs its function very well while leaving a light smell on the skin. Made with honey, lavender, rose water, and an alternative for rich cocoa butter, shea, this product moisturizes the skin with plenty of natural ingredients. Apply this product after washing your face so it can drink it in

For people who are looking for all-natural ingredients, Normalizing Day Oil produced by Dr. Hauschka Skin Care is the way to go . This moisturizer comes in the form of light oil; however, it is quickly absorbed into skin and doesn't leave any residue behind. It is made with plant ingredients such as flowers, herbs, & seeds that are high in carotene, flavonoids, mucilage, and other essential oils. This product helps prevent excessive oil production and it reduces redness with natural antioxidants.

I have tried all 3 and I have combo skin an they are all great and comparable with one another in the fact that they don't overly moisturize your skin to the point where you will feel like you skin looks greasy. So these are 3 to consider if you are battling this problem this summer !


  1. I need a good summertime moisturizer. I always have problems with the right balance when the seasons change.

  2. Love these recipes! I have been meaning to tell my readers too about home spa treatments! Keep writing!

  3. Nice tips for summer. Thanks a lot.