If you’ve got oily skin, you know exactly what the benefits of a good mattifying moisturizer are. But how do they work exactly? Good question. Unlike thicker creams which are made for dry skin, mattifying moisturizers are generally oil-free and lightweight, made specially for oily skin to help with shine and give skin a matte look by reducing the appearance of oil present on the skin. They are less likely to cause breakouts – but make sure it says ‘non-comedogenic’ which means it doesn’t clog pores. Clogged pores + oily skin is not fun, trust us!
Oily skin is generally caused by an imbalance in your skin’s natural oil levels. If your skin is overly dry it triggers extra sebum production which leads to oily skin so it is important (and sometimes challenging) to find that perfect balance. Hello mattifying, balancing moisturizer! We love the Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturizer specifically for this purpose because it does an amazing job at balancing oil production leaving the skin with a matte finish, so you don't have to get blottin'. It also diminishes the signs of aging (bonus!) leaving your skin WAY clearer and more radiant!
So How Do You Choose A Mattifying Moisturizer?
When choosing a suitable mattifying moisturizer check whether it offers the following:
- Lightweight hydration
- Doesn’t include drying ingredients
- Eliminates shine by controlling sebum production
- Tightens pores
- Provides a long-lasting matte finish
You’re good to go if your cream includes the above points! However, sometimes products just aren’t meant for your skin, so always do a patch test prior to proper use and if you notice a reaction stop use immediately and if the product just doesn’t work how you want it to don’t worry– you will find your perfect match, it’s all about trial and error!