hello guys, today i tell you honestly I didn’t really need moisturizer, because my oils would have come out by now, and I would have felt really oily, but right now I don’t feel like this is going to moisturize itself, okay so I want to do a little update for you guys, this is about one hour in just a little bit more, and I want to show you like what my skin looks like now.
- Oily Skin
- Dry Skin
- Glass Skin
- Glowing Skin
Gleaming And Glowing
okay so this side was the moisturized, it is like gleaming and glowing, on this side was the unmoisturized, but actually what I am finding surprising is that it’s not totally uncomfortable, I thought my face would just be like so taut and so uncomfortable.
but I think because I do have oily skin, my skin is naturally starting to produce oils, and maybe a little bit of like sweat to kind of seal over and re lubricate my skin by itself, and that’s just one of the advantages of having oily skin I think, because it can kind of look after it self, because I’m gonna head out, and it’s gonna be like sun and everything, I’m just gonna have to moisturize.
Moisturizing My Skin
I’m sorry guys, but that’s just basically my two cents, this has been a really hard challenge, I don’t think I can ever live without moisturizing my skin, yeah I’ve said it, like I actually feel I’ve aged just from not moisturizing with in that hour, I’m a moisturizer holic, okay it’s time to measure our face again, so it’s been two hours now, and I have to like head out.
Natural Oil Production
so I’m gonna turn this baby back on, I’m actually so interested to see if my natural oil production has caught up to the level of actually applying moisturizer on, because I do have oily skin, and it’s like just dry on the outside as I said before, 43.1%, 31.2%,okay so in terms of hydration even though it feels similar now, the hydration levels are definitely still very different.
it’s about like ten to fifteen percent different on the cheek area, let’s try the chin, okay the chin on the moisturized side is 38.2%, It’s 28.6%, still very dry especially on the outer portions, if you have oily skin or combination skin, most of your oil is on the cheek.
the nose the forehead and maybe on the chin, 40.6% a very moisturized forehead if I say so myself , and then on this side 23.8%, that’s about half the hydration level of this, this is what we mean by how important moisturizing is because moisturizing helps with anti-aging.
it helps fight breakouts because if I did this to my skin every day, I can assure you that I will probably get breakouts, because my skin is just trying to produce so much oil, and then that just increases the chances that I break out if I don’t like properly exfoliate or cleanse and stuff like that, where as this side you’re already hoping it do its job.
Controlling And Managing The Oil Production
you’re controlling and managing the oil production, and it’s keeping in and locking in that moisture, key point is you can’t go by how you feel, you definitely do have to take the steps into properly moisturizing, because as we can tell with this, the moisture is definitely starting to evaporate, and it’s only probably going to get worse and more dehydrated throughout the day, wasn’t that interesting folks, moral of the story is to moisturize.
Now let’s look at the moisturizers which are best suited for your skin type, if you’re oily and kind of breaking out a little bit, you might want to look for moisturizers that have a AHA, which is a chemical exfoliant, but it’s very sensitive to use on your skin, so you want to find moisturizers that help balance and control the oils in the ingredients. s
o here are my favorites, the Ole Henrikson Balancing Moisturizer, this one is so good, it’s not a gel but it’s so thin, when you spread it on, it instantly absorbs into the face, by the time you touch it a minute later, it just feels really comfortable and it’s not greasy or anything like that, if you find that moisturizers are a little greasy and you have oily skin.
I would recommend you stop using it, because that’s what’s going to cause you breakouts, but this one also has AHAs, which is lactic acid which help to control the production of oil on your face, so I really love this one, there’s also the origins ginseng energy boosting gel moisturizer which I’m currently using, now that it’s a little bit colder I’m switching up to little more heavier consistencies.
but in the summer I definitely love this moisturizer, it’s like the perfect morning moisturizer to put under your makeup, another gel moisturizer that I really love is the L’occitane Aqua Reotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel Moisturizer, and this is such a nice gel moisturizer for those of you with oily skin, because of the consistency.
Hydrates The Skin
it’s so light weight and it instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves it smooth, and it’s not sticky as well, so it just instantly plumps up and hydrates the skin, gives it that shot of hydration, next moisturizer that I really love for all skin types is the Natural moisturizing factors plus HA from The Ordinary, so HA is for hyaluronic acid.
if you’re all about a really affordable no-fuss moisturizer that works for basically all skin types, I would definitely recommend this one, it’s kind of like a cream, it’s really hydrating and a little bit thicker in consistency, and it’s non greasy but when you apply it on, it kind of leaves a little bit of a white look, but then it sinks in really quickly afterwards.
so if you need a little bit more hydration than something like a gel, because I’ve used all of these for years and years, I would highly recommend that you guys try any of these out, they’re all really good so good, moving on to combination skin, combination skin isn’t dry it’s not oily, but it’s a little bit of both right on your t-zone, and I am combination.
so you want to make sure first and foremost, your skin isn’t dehydrated, because a lot of combination skin is the result of dehydrated skin, which means you’re just not moisturizing enough, so everything that I mentioned for the oily girls, you can also use for combination skin, the CeraVe works great for basically all skin types.
because this one has hyaluronic acid as well as the ceramides which help to lock in moisture to your skin, but it’s not greasy it’s not too thick, and it’s really fast absorbing as well, probably not for dry because it’s not rich enough, but there’s also the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion which is really good.
there’s also the Laroche-Posay Daily Moisturizing Cream, with combination you can kind of stick to this medium, not anything too thick because it might break you out, or you can even create like a cocktail moisturizing situation on your face, so to do this cocktailing method, I really love using two creams, so the gel one I use is the ginseng.
which I apply in the t-zone area, so basically the areas that have the most oil which is the cheeks the nose and the forehead, and then along the outside, oh my gosh I love the COSRX Centella Blemish Cream, this is probably shout to one of my all-time favorites creams, it’s a little bit heavier.
but the star ingredient is centella asiatica which is a high antioxidant, it comes and reduces acne scarring and spots, so when I use this the very first time, any sort of redness or pigmentation instantly reduced, it was really crazy, so I would highly recommend this for you guys who have problematic skin, acne prone oily and even dry, because it is nourishing.
Sensitive skin if you’re someone who reacts to products really easily, or if you have like itchy sometimes burning very painful when it comes to certain climates, then you probably most likely have sensitive skin, what you want to do is look for moisturizers that are very simple with fewer ingredients, minimal as possible,no fragrance no AHAs.
just plain moisturizing components, and you find them a lot in Cetaphil as well as Laroche-Posay and Dermalogica, so for all you dry skin people out there, what happens with dry skin is that we don’t have as much oil production in the pores, we don’t have much sebum, why mostly genetics sometimes it’s hormones.
I went from really oily to combination and now dry which is really really weird, so for people with dry skin you just need a little bit more TLC, because we don’t have the natural oils to help protect our skin, so then if you fall into the category of normal skin, why are you even reading this, you’re already blessed, but you want to just make sure you keep doing what you’re doing, if you’re not terribly oily you’re not terribly dry.
but you are breaking out, then maybe it’s because the moisturizer you are using is too rich, try a lighter moisturizer something that’s maybe not as thick, or maybe it’s even the ingredients that are in your current moisturizer that you’re kind of reacting to, for normal skin girls, I don’t know what to tell you, you already got like jackpot, but a great moisturizer if you are looking for suggestions is the Kiehl’s ultra facial moisturizer.
I also use for a little while when my skin was on its good days when it was being obedient, okay so now maybe you’re questioning, how do I know when to switch it up, or is it okay to use different moisturizers on different days, or alternate the different types of moisturizers that you have, you definitely can, and I think it all comes down to like actually looking at your skin, feeling your skin.
so sometimes I wake up and my skin is really oily, and then it signals to me that I don’t need a heavy moisturizer, but if I wake up in the morning, and sometimes the heater has been on all night, I’m just like I’m so poached, my skin is also equally as poached, and you’ll see flaking on the nose on the forehead on the chin, and then I’ll dive into maybe a moisturizer that’s a little bit thicker.
so it’s perfectly fine to switch it up, and the things you want to look out for is the weather or temperature or climates, wherever you are, generally you can stick to lighter weight moisturizers in the summer, you’re already producing oils and sweats and things like that, and you don’t want the moisturizer to kind of trap the bacteria in there.
where as in winter a lot of the moisture is being evaporated by just being outside with the harsh cold winds, but also things like heaters which are like sucking all that moisture out of you, so if you feel that your face is feeling a little more congested, make sure you use a moisturizer that has salicylic acid, which is also BHA and also AHA to help shed the dead skin, and you’re good to go.
so now you know why it is so important to moisturize, and if you haven’t seen our cleansing and our toning and our serum and our exfoliating, make sure you’ve watched those, because all the steps leading up to moisturizing is also just as important, and we’re also going to be talking next about facial oils, which is kind of a step further in the nourishing and moisturizing of the face.
so the important thing is to actually know how to read your skin, and know how it’s feeling on the day, so that you can pick and choose the right products to use on those days.