Beauty Talk: Oil in my skincare products, yay or nay?


I have oily/combination skin, therefore I must use an oil-free product.

Does this sound familiar to you?

There has been a misconception that people who suffer from oily skin should use products that are “oil-free”, or not use any products at all.


Countless makeup and skincare gurus have said that oil-free products or non-moisturised face will only cause more oil to be produced as our skin is not hydrated properly.

How does the skin works: The skin itself will in a way, “sense” that the skin is dry and therefore over-produces oil to compensate the lack of hydration, resulting in oilier skin and/or acne.

In Singapore especially, where the weather is ridiculously warm and humid all year round and people are always hiding in air-conditioned rooms, it is important to keep your skin hydrated.

However, using an oil-based product might clog the pores of an oily skin person. So the question is, where do we strike a balance?

Many skincare products these days have moved onto water-based products, which means only a small amount of oil is present. Some products even has water listed as their top ingredient. If you have oily skin, it is wise that you choose a lightweight moisturiser such as a water based moisturiser or gel type.

Bottom Line: Let’s face it. Your skin can’t do without oil and oily skin will get oily throughout the day. However, with a good moisturiser that suits oily skin, your skin will be hydrated and overproducing oil crazily is no longer an issue.

What do you think? Share your thoughts below!


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