Boscia is one of those skincare brands that, arguably, might not be as well known as brands like Nivea or Garnier, but offers some truly great products.
One of the best products from the brand, which I talked about in my post on moisturizers for oily skin, is the Oil-Free Daily Hydration with SPF 15. This moisturizer is incredibly well-formulated, and it’s so lightweight that it’s suitable even for very oily skin.
This moisturizer has a very thin consistency. Applying it is very easy. It absorbs very quickly into your skin, leaving behind a matte finish. This makes it excellent for oily skin.
Does it do what it Claims to Do?
According to the brand, this moisturizer, controls shine, offers moisturization, and fights signs of aging. This moisturizer certainly delivers. It offers a matte finish and it’s lightweight, which keeps oiliness at bay.
It’s also loaded with antioxidants and anti-irritants too, like vitamin E and jojoba leaf extract. These ingredients make this moisturizer excellent at protecting your skin from environmental factors, like the sun and pollution.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a post on my skincare routine, and gave tips on how to create your own. In that post, I talked about why skincare routines don’t need to be complex or contain a ton of steps. If you haven’t yet, I recommend that you check out that post first, which you can read here, before you read this one.
Skincare Routine for Oily Skin
I always recommend keeping your routine simple. When you have oily skin, the basic skincare routine should still remain. You should moisturize, cleanse and exfoliate. But, you need to use products that suit your particular skin type.
– Step One: Cleanse
Cleansing is important for all skin types. For oily skin, cleansing prevents congestion and can keep excess oils at bay. When you have oily skin, you need to stay away from heavy cleansers, like cream cleansers, cleansing milks and cleansing balms. These can block pores and lead to further breakouts.
Water soluble, gel cleansers work best for oily skin. A good, inexpensive gel cleanser is the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel. To see more recommendations for gel cleansers, check out this post.
Acne is a common skin condition, which can range from a few blackheads in the t-zone to a whole outbreak of red, inflamed spots, or pustules, which cover the whole face.
Whether its blackheads or pustules, breakouts can be incredibly frustrating, but there are things that you can do to both remove and prevent them.
1. Remove Highly Fragranced Products from your Routine
Fragrance, whether it’s perfume or essential oils, like lavender oil, causes a lot of irritation. This irritation results in inflammation. Acne is an inflammatory disorder. So, if you are using highly fragranced products, you will make your breakouts worse.
It’s common to see skincare products from moisturizers to toners that state that they are oil-free. These products are aimed at people with combination and oily skin.
There’s this idea that if you have an oiler skin type, then you must avoid using oils in your skincare routine. But is this true? Do you really need to avoid oil when you have oily skin?
Why you don’t have to Avoid Oils Altogether
When you have oily skin, you want to avoid anything that is going to clog your pores, and lead to breakouts. So, it’s easy to assume that you need avoid all oils. But when you have oily skin, you do not need to avoid oils altogether. This is because not all oils have the ability to clog your pores.
When you have oily or combination skin, you still need to use a moisturizer. But when you are dealing with excess oils, you need to choose your moisturizer carefully. Many are simply too heavy, and contain too many occlusive and emollient ingredients. When your skin is oily, these types of moisturizers can contribute to breakouts and make your skin look even oilier. So, you need to choose lightweight options that will moisturize your skin, without being too heavy.
So which are the best moisturizers for oily skin?