QOTD: Do I Need To Moisturize My Oily Skin?

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Q: My skin is very oily, and when I moisturize, it just exacerbates the problem. Do people with oily skin still need to use a daily moisturizer?

A. Yes! It may sound crazy, but not moisturizing or attempting to dry out your skin can actually make it oilier as it just causes your body to to produce more sebum. The key is to trade in oil-based moisturizers for mattifying water-based options that hydrate the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or shiny. 

[SEE ALSO: 9 Best Face Washes to Combat Oily Skin This Summer]

Try TATCHA Water Cream ($68) — this  clarifying anti-aging cream is packed with skin improving Japanese nutrients and botanicals, including green tea, rice, algae, wild rose and leopard lily, for a poreless skin finish. Or try Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer ($11.99) made with African black soap, tamarind extract and tea tree oil to help hydrate and balance oily and blemished complexions.


About The Author

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for HypeHair.com.