Natural Moisturizers for Oily Skin

Oily Skin? Acne? Natural Products are Key for Moisturization

If you live with oily skin, moisturization might be the last thing on your mind. You’re probably more intent with getting your skin clean, rather than worrying about what you should put on it. But the fact is, moisturization is an essential part of any oily skin skincare routine. It’s the final step after exfoliation and cleansing. In fact, it might be the most important step.

The problem is, an oily skin face moisturizer might be hard to come by. Most people associate moisturization with dry skin. As a result, most facial moisturizers are made for dry and combination skin, and don’t work like they should to care for oily skin.

Using the wrong kind of moisturizer can leave your skin feeling greasy—or worse, lead to worse acne outbreaks when it clogs pores. Moisturization is important for oily skin—using the right moisturizer is even more important.

Why is moisturization important for oily skin?

Oily skin makes it difficult for your pores to get the moisture they need to stay healthy. After exfoliating away excess sebum (oil), bacteria and dead skin cells, and cleansing pores, moisturization hydrates the skin to help it retain water and a supple, healthy appearance. Good moisturization is key in reducing inflammation and buildups in pores, which can cause everything from acne flare-ups to pimples.

But skin type matters when it comes to moisturization. Heavy moisturizers made for dry skin can clog up pores, while oily skin remedies with light moisturization might not do enough to help your skin. Moisturizers not formulated for oily skin can even trap sebum in pores, causing painful blackheads and making cystic acne worse.

Even worse, many off-the-shelf products contain fillers and additives to improve moisture retention—everything from hyaluronic acid and dimethicone, to lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. These harsh chemicals and ingredients irritate pores and can even promote excess oil production! Engineered moisturizers tend to make oily skin worse. It’s why many people turn to natural oily skin products.

Why use natural products?

Natural products are a much better alternative than engineered cosmetics for a variety of reasons. To know if a product is natural, simply look at the ingredients! If you see multi-syllable chemicals, it’s probably not. Instead, look for some of these common ingredients in natural moisturizers for oily skin:

  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Natural seed oils
  • Purified water
  • Natural stabilizers

Think about the purpose of a facial moisturizer: to hydrate and lock-in moisture. Now look at the list above. Each of those natural ingredients aids in moisturization, without causing any other side effects. They’re gentle and healing—exactly what oily skin and acne suffers need from a facial moisturizer.

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Here’s what to avoid!

When it comes to oily skin lotion, you need to avoid making your skin condition worse. Here are a few tips for how to keep your oily skincare routine healthy, to avoid problems caused by improper moisturization:

  • Don’t over-apply moisturizer; remember less is more!
  • Rub moisturizer in completely, but gently
  • Apply face cream after cleansing with an oily skin exfoliator
  • Use an oily skin moisturizer with SPF, to protect skin from sun
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before applying face cream

The key thing to remember when working with an oily skin face cream is to avoid irritating acne or freshly-cleaned pores. Your moisturizer should be nourishing, not irritating! Be gentle yet thorough when moisturizing, and make it part of your morning or evening routine, so your face is hydrated regularly. It should be the last thing you do as part of a complete skin care regimen.

How to choose the right products for oily skin and acne

Choosing the right natural skin care products for moisturizing oily skin is much easier than you think! Because you don’t have to worry about abrasive chemicals or harsh additives, picking a moisturizer really comes down to preference.

First and foremost, make sure your moisturizer has honey in it! Honey is the one ingredient you ABSOLUTELY need. Beeswax is also a must-have. Not only are these ingredients extremely nourishing to the skin, they’re also antimicrobial and antibacterial, which helps prevent buildups that cause breakouts for oily skin and acne sufferers.

Next, consider scented vs. unscented. Some natural moisturizers come with a natural scent that’s created by their ingredients—scents like lavender or myrrh. Some people like the freshness of these essential oils in their moisturizer and love the lingering scent—which also serves as a good reminder to complete this final step in your skin care process every day.

Finally, read the reviews! It’s easy to figure out what works for you by looking at what others with oily skin have to say. Good reviews and positive mentions go a long way in instilling confidence in products—especially natural ones.

Customer moisturizer reviews

I have been using this product now for several years. I love it. It makes my face feel so soft and it is non-greasy like some of the other products I previously used. I also love how quickly they ship it once I have placed an order. – Donna, Bee Balm Face Cream

I am very careful about what I put on my body & used to manage a natural body products and high grade essential oil store, so I have some knowledge about these things. Upon receiving this balm I immediately fell in love with its healing capabilities, as well as its glorious, natural scent. The texture of the product is incredibly smooth and silky. It feels luxurious going on and my skin is amazingly soft and smooth afterwards. The effects are long lasting. – Natalia, Bee Balm Cream- Frankincense & Myrrh

So many products and I love the natural ingredients! I have extreme dermatitis and no bad reaction to anything I've tried! – Cathy, Bee Balm Face Cream (Sample)

Check out our full line of oily skin and acne products

Ready to explore products that will help you safely and thoroughly moisturize your oily skin? Want to hydrate without making your skin feel oily or your pores feel clogged? We encourage you to check out the oily skin remedies from Morning Song Gardens—each specially formulated to help oily skin and acne sufferers care for their skin the right way.

Each product uses only natural ingredients and is free of irritating chemicals or abrasives. You’ll get the gentle cleansing your skin needs to SHINE as part of a thorough oily skin skincare routine. And don’t forget to take a look at our other gentle facial care products, to learn more about the power of beeswax and other natural ingredients!


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