If you get greasy a few short hours into your day, you need to read on to find out how to keep cool and dry — especially in the hot summer months!
Washington D.C.-based dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi explains what YOU need to know about greasy skin and oil-free products and then we ‘ll show you nine products that will keep your skin slick-free!
Eden: People with what skin types should look for oil-free products?
Dr. Tanzi: “Oily-skin types are best served with oil-free products. However, the term “oil-free” is a bit more complicated than it seems. Sometimes there are ingredients, such as lanolin that don’t have “oil” in the name, but can still clog pores and cause breakouts anyway. The better term to look for is not only oil-free, but non-comedogenic. This is a medical term that means the product has been tested specifically to not clog pores.”
Are oil-free products drying?
“They can be, but not always. There are some oil-free moisturizers that provide light hydration to otherwise oily skin.”
What are the benefits of oil-free products?
“Oil-free products are best for acne prone skin to help deliver hydration without causing a breakout. People with acne-prone skin may think they need to dry out their skin and never use moisturizer, or it will cause breakouts. This is not true and in fact, excessive use of anti-acne products can strip the skin which in turn stimulates even MORE oil, so it becomes a vicious cycle.”
What are some of your favorite oil-free beauty products?
“One of my favorites from the drugstore is Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF. Dermalogica Active Moist is another great formula, available at department stores or Sephora.”
Check out all nine products to shop out Dr. Tanzi’s top picks and my own personal favorite oil-free and non-comedogenic products!
–Eden Univer, Photography by Kelly Sherin
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