The Best Gel Moisturizers For Oily Skin, This Summer And Beyond
When summer rolls around, you probably swap out your full-coverage foundation for a lighter tinted moisturizer and get a fresh tube of waterproof mascara that won’t smudge in the humidity ― but what about your daily moisturizer? You might be tempted to avoid greasy skin by skipping that step altogether, but you’d actually be making things worse. When your skin starts to get dehydrated, it can start producing more oil to make up for the lack of moisture.
Unfortunately, slathering on a thick, creamy moisturizer in the middle of a heat wave and following up with a layer of SPF is less than ideal. If you’ve spent months curating your perfect skin care routine only to have products slide off your face once you step outside, it might feel like it was all a waste. A gel moisturizer might be exactly what you need this summer ― and maybe even all year round if you have oily skin. We spoke with experts to find out.
What Is Gel Moisturizer?
A gel moisturizer serves the same purpose as any other moisturizer ― to hydrate and replenish your skin ― but it is formulated to be lightweight, water-based and usually oil-free, said Dr. Michele Farber of Schweiger Dermatology Group NYC. A cream is thicker and more moisturizing because it’s an emulsion of water in a high concentration of oil, whereas lotion is thinner because it’s a few drops of oil in a mixture that’s mostly water, Farber explained.
Source: HuffPost – The Best Gel Moisturizers For Oily Skin, This Summer And Beyond By, Danielle Gonzalez