If you’ve been skipping moisturizers just because you have oily skin, you’re creating more problems for your skin.
You see, when you don’t moisturize, your skin will begin to “think” that there’s no more oil and moisture to protect it from damage and infections. So, what it does is produce more oil in an attempt to compensate and protect itself.
And this is where more problems happen.
When there’s too much oil, it’s easy for your pores to get clogged. This applies in particular if you have lots of dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria on the surface of your skin.
As these things mix and get pushed into your pores, an inflammatory response gets triggered, and your pores can get inflamed and irritated.
Plus, having the excessive oil can also make your skin look dull.
To moisturize your skin, you’ll need something that can get the job done without occluding your pores. One good example is hyaluronic acid.
It’s a humectant that draws moisture from the air and locks it in your skin. It leaves a long-lasting moisture that can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid also has a soothing property. It can speed up the wound healing and promote faster skin cell regeneration.
When partnered with other skin care products, like those that contain vitamin C, the effects of hyaluronic acid gets boosted. In addition to getting more plump and supple skin, you can also look fairer and more radiant.
Of course, to reap all these benefits, you have to find products that contain high-quality hyaluronic acid. Make sure to read the fine print, so you’ll know exactly what ingredients you’re applying on your skin.
Don’t forget to test the products first, too. Although allergic reactions aren’t that common, it’s better if you can stay safe by doing a sensitivity test first.
Now, before you go ahead and get yourself a hyaluronic acid moisturizer, make sure to check this really interesting infographic below.
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Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Click here to check out her latest article. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook“