Top 10 Tips for Moisturizing Oily Skin


Combine Moisturizer and Sunscreen

This is an important tip for everyone, regardless of your skin type. A healthy skin care regimen, says the American Academy of Dermatology, includes moisturizing and applying sunscreen to keep skin hydrated and protected from sun damage and premature aging -- every day, no matter what your skin type.

If you're one of many people with oily skin who's treating acne breakouts, it's especially important you wear sunscreen daily -- not only is it a myth that sun exposure will clear up acne, some acne treatments such as topical retinoids (for example, Retin-A) make skin extra sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light. If applying both a lotion and a sunscreen daily sounds like a lot of moisturizing product on your skin, don't skip it. Just try a combination product: Look for a lightweight, oil-free lotion with at least SPF 15 UVA/UVB sun protection to do double-duty. Otherwise, choose gel or spray style sunscreen products for your oily skin.