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Shiny, greasy-looking skin with large pores are the signs of oily skin. If you have oily skin, you may feel that moisturizer is your enemy, but this is a mistake. Moisturizing skin isn’t the same as making it oily. Our skin needs to be hydrated and moisturized no matter how oily or acne prone it might be. The best moisturizer for oily skin is gel moisturizer. And it becomes more effective when the moisturizer is made with aloe vera gel and essential oils. Both the ingredients are good for controlling face oil and preventing acne. So, let’s take a look at what are the benefits and how to make this DIY aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin.
Scared Of Putting Oils On Skin?
Many people try and combat congested or oily skin by using harsh, stripping skin care products that remove all oils from the skin. This causes the skin to over-compensate for the reduction of oils by producing even more, which in turn worsens the congestion.
In Contrary, oil breaks up the dirt and oil on your skin without stripping your skin its natural moisture barrier. Oils can be your savior when you suffer from breakouts or oily skin, many oils contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing compounds which heal the skin and regulate sebum production.
And no, they won’t clog your pores and make you go even oilier.
Why Is Daily Moisturizer Good For Oily Skin?
- Moisturizer increases water content in the skin and prevents further moisture loss.
- Moisturizers also smooth skin and will actually aid with the skin cell regeneration.
- It exfoliates the skin and controls acne.
- It helps to prevent producing more skin oils.
- It hydrates the dry and flaky skin caused by the drugstore acne treatment products.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin
Aloe vera gel contains many minerals and vitamins vital for the proper health of the skin. The antioxidant, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E in aloe vera help in nourishing the skin. It has anti-inflammatory capabilities help to heal scars, if any, created by acne in your oily skin. The natural astringent properties of aloe vera absorb excess oil and other impurities built upon the oily skin.
Argan oil promotes healthy skin cell metabolism and helps your skin retain more moisture. It regulates the sebum production which causes acne. The vitamin E naturally present in the oil contains anti-oxidants that help remove damaged cells and help new cell regeneration, therefore fading acne scars. It removes wrinkles and fades dark spots.
Tea tree essential oil has anti-microbial properties which treat acne and controls sebum production. It exfoliates dead skin cells and clean blocked pores.
Rose essential oil balances the skin’s pH balance and very effective in skin hydration. It reduces scars, dark spots, wrinkles and prevents acne.
Procedure For Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin
- Take a glass bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix well with a spoon. The mixture will become creamy and cloudy. Store it in an airtight container.
- Apply it as a daily face moisturizer twice a day on cleansed face.
2. Always do a patch test before applying it.