How to Moisturise Oily Skin

When I was younger I had oily skin. Even though as a beauty writer I knew that my skin needed moisturisation, it just felt sticky and uncomfortable. If only I had the knowledge then that I have now. But moisturising oily complexions is not rocket science.

Oily skin has pores that are blocked by sebum especially in the summer, so the right exfoliation is key. By right exfoliation I mean the kind that doesn’t break your skin out. If your skin is just oily and not acne prone then use an ubtan daily to clean your face. Its the easiest way to exfoliate. If your skin is acne prone, then use a product with AHAs to clear pores and reduce breakouts. Just a word of caution: If you are exfoliating regularly then NEVER skip sunblock. Here are my favourite ubtans and chemical exfoliaters.

Purearth Turmeric Face Sand: Soft, gentle and non-abrasive, you can use this everyday to exfoliate.

Forest Essentials Narangi & Nagkesar Ubtan: With ingredients such as orange peel and turmeric, this cleanser can also be left on as a face pack.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Pads: Perfect for those who are prone to acne. Swipe on before moisturiser to reduce breakouts overnight.

Bellewave Cream Renewal: Wear this at night under your moisturiser. It contains glycolic acid to clarify and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate skin. (Available at VLCC outlets).

Pat on a light moisturiser day and night. Don’t forget sunscreen during the day. Here are the ones that I have tried and tested:

Chanel Solution 10: With only 10 ingredients, this is perfect for extremely sensitive complexions. I love it’s matte finish.

Lancôme HydraZen Moisturising Cream-Gel: This sinks right and makes the skin feels soft and not sticky.

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Light: This is such a treat. The texture is light but it makes the skin glow without shine.


Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum: A light, transparent gel/serum that is perfect for very oily skin types.

Ananda Light Moisturiser For Oily Skin: Super moisturising, beautifully smelling product that sinks right in.

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