Saturday, July 5, 2014

Drink Up! Keeping Oily Skin Hydrated In The Summer

If you're an oily skin girl like me, I know what you might be thinking - "ugh, the last thing I want to think about when I'm captain of the Grease Team is adding more moisture to my face!!" and I totally share the sentiment. But here's the thing: oily skin, even if you feel like you have to blot it 10 times a day, can be dehydrated at the same time. Even though your glands produce excess sebum (oil) your cells may still be lacking the hydration they need. So what do we do?

Step away from the lotions and creams and say hello to gels, serums and mists! These are lightweight and soak right into the skin. Right now I'm using (every other night) the Murad Hydrating Toner (stick it in the fridge for an even better feeling) followed by a thin layer of Hydraluron serum. The serum is quite sticky and doesn't play that well with other skincare so I stop here. This is why using it every other night seems to work out for me, especially on days where I used a more intensive exfoliating mask/peel (loving Ole Henriksen Lemon Flash peel, still) having a simple rehydrating night-time regimen like this one has worked out quite well.

As for the eye area, Ole Henriksen Eye Gel is rocking my world. One of the best under-eye products I have used and I'm gonna shout it from the rooftops. Let's not forget about water either, I know it can be a pain but guzzle up those 2L a day and you'll notice a big difference!

Do you have oily skin? How does your routine change in the summer months?


  1. Definately need to try this as im struggling keeping my make up on with my oily skin :(

  2. I have oily combo skin and until recently I finally realize oily skin gal also needs hydration even in the hot summer months. Great list of products you recommended. I want to try the Murad hydrating toner. I also use the Glamglow thirst treatment to let my skin soak up moisture overnite.

  3. Great products you have listed here! I have heard of so many great things about Murad and Ole Hendricksen products! Definitely need to give them a try, those two brands are at the top of my skincare wishlist!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  4. A much needed article! Oily skin in summer is the WORST!


  5. oh boy, i'm in the market for a new toner. I'll give Murad a try (haven't actually used any of their products before). i too have pretty oily skin (although it's gotten better since moving to a drier climate). I'm a big fan of skinceuticals B5 gel. your skin just instantly sucks it up and it seems to penetrate better than most of the cream moisturizers i've used. also, there's no residue at all left, which is great considering i'm a skin care junkie and usually put on a few different products before my make up.


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