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Oily skin that feels dry or tight?

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Oily yet dehydrated skin isn’t something you hear of that often but it’s quite a common skincare problem. If your skin looks shiny/oily but feels very tight when you move your mouth or raise your eyebrows; chances are you have oily skin that’s dehydrated. Oftentimes it feels like your skin is dry but has a shiny coating on top.

Who’s likely to have it? This is a problem most common with people with oily skin who also happen to be using acne-fighting skincare. The ingredients in your acne treatment can dry out your skin and so it produces excess oil (on top of what it usually does). This can also be a problem when the climate changes around you, I find that my oily skin starts to feel tight and uncomfortable when I’m exposed to lots of air conditioning or recycled air during flights.

How do you fix it? Dehydrated skin isn’t dry skin and so they’re not treated in the same way. Dry skin requires oil to add moisture. Dehydrated oily skin already has enough oil naturally and so it needs water in order to rehydrate it. The best thing to do is to use a light, oil-free moisturiser that provides intense levels of hydration.

A few of my favourite moisturisers for oily yet dehydrated skin are…

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CeraVe PM - A light, gel-based moisturiser that contains Niacinamide which helps to repair the skin as it hydrates.

Clinique Moisture Surge – A very light, gel-based moisturiser that offers intense hydration. You can massage it into your skin or leave a thicker layer on your face as a leave-on face mask – nice for air travel.

Korres Yoghurt Cream – This is probably my favourite out of the bunch. It’s a very light cream that sinks right and hydrates your skin, I find that it also calms acne-prone skin too. Bit more moisturising than the previous two but not by much.

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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum Fortifying & Soothing 24hr Hydrating Concentrate - Long-ass name for a really nice moisturiser. This is a very refreshing, lightweight moisturiser that really does offer hydration right the way through the day.

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Toner – Toners are also a nice option for dehydrated skin as long as they don’t contain any astringents or alcohol (so your regular toner, if you use one, may not do the job). This soothing toner from Paula’s choice is sort of like a liquid version of the CeraVe PM moisturiser – soothing, calming and hydrating. You can apply a moisturiser over this or even splash it onto your face and use it in place of moisturiser if you like a very light moisturiser.


So if your skin’s feeling dry but looks oily, don’t be afraid to slather on a bit of moisturiser to fix it. Make sure it’s oil free, hydrating and lightweight.

 

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  1. Old Cow Wednesday - 04 / 08 / 2010 Reply
    Excellent post again! I have this exact type of skin...dry yet oily! How can this be?! Anyway you are right it needs WATER not OIL! I wish knew that before but I have been using Givenchy Hydra Sparkle moisturiser for normal- combo skin and it is so perfect for me.
    • Name Tuesday - 28 / 09 / 2010 Reply
      does this occur for you every other day or so, does it affect your hair to and is most uncomfortable when it is cold and in wind
  2. Dee Tuesday - 22 / 03 / 2011 Reply
    thanks so much for this post! all this time i figured aI had dry skin since my skin was always tight, but wondered why i always had shine around my nose and forhead! so confused! so i proceeded to pile on various oils - you name it, I used it (olive, coconut, avocado, jojoba, shea butter, castor) because of my supposed "dry" shiny skin, lol. Guess I was going about it all wrong!
  3. Sabra Thursday - 28 / 04 / 2011 Reply
    I have this exact skin type. What should I be using for a cleanser?

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Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?
Oily skin that feels dry or tight?

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