If you suffer from oily skin, sensitive skin, or combination skin, a non-comedogenic moisturizer is just what you need. Ordinary moisturizers can be heavy causing blockages that contribute to whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. Non-comedogenic moisturizers are specifically formulated as to not block pores. Those who suffer from these skin problems can now maintain hydration without sacrificing clear skin. Here are just a few reasons you should add a non-comedogenic moisturizer to your daily skin care routine.
What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?
Walk down your closest beauty aisle and you’re sure to see the term “non-comedogenic” plastered on cleansers, washes, serums, and moisturizers. What exactly does it mean? Part of the word “comedo” which is described as an acne lesion or hard blockage created from excess sebum (oil) in a pore. Such blockages can contribute to acne. In simple terms, “non-comedogenic” refers to any ingredient or product made specifically to not block pores or cause acne. How exactly does it work? Acne forms when too much sebum (the oily substance in skin) mixes with bacteria on the face. Together, these substances clog pores which leads to the production of whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules. While non-comedogenic products are not always effective in preventing acne, they do help keep pores clear of acne-causing bacteria to reduce your risk of a breakout. For men and women with oily skin, a non-comedogenic moisturizer can keep reduce acne flare-ups.
What Are the Benefits of Non-Comedogenic Moisturizer?
- Helps keep pores clear to reduce acne
- Controls excessive oiliness in people with oily skin
- Does not strip the skin of necessary moisture
- Feels light and doesn’t contain overwhelming fragrances
- Often contains nourishing ingredients to soothe skin
- Can be used on normal, oily, or sensitive skin
What to Look for in a Moisturizer for Oily Skin?
The right moisturizer for oily skin will reduce redness, shine, and irritation. It should also hydrate the skin without causing excessive oiliness. For a feather-light, non-comedogenic moisturizer, we recommend the Clarifying Moisturizer by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care. This unique gel-crème absorbs into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue like other moisturizers. It also hydrates and seals in moisture for skin that looks and feels fresh and vibrant. What makes Dr. Sylvia’s Clarifying Moisturizer so effective is its powerful blend of ingredients. In this formula you’ll find antioxidants that help nourish and protect the skin, as well as asafetida extract that promotes healing while reducing melanocyte activity in discolored areas caused by old blemishes. For acne skin care prevention, the moisturizer contains naturally-purifying essential oils to keep your complexion clean and clear. Many people are under the misconception that oily skin doesn’t need a moisturizer at all. This isn’t true. Just like normal and dry skin, oily skin requires hydration to keep it healthy. However, not any moisturizer will do. Aim for a moisturizer that will help you control shine and use it as a part of face skin care regimen for at least four to six weeks before deciding if it’s right for you. If you have oily skin or require a moisturizer for sensitive skin, try the Clarifying Moisturizer specially created by our Harvard-trained skin specialist in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez. Click here to purchase Clarifying Moisturizer online.