Why are lotions greasy

Why are lotions greasy

Using lotions can be a lifesaver in the harsh Indian summers or even during humid weather. It can help your skin hydrate and also ensure you’re protected from outside pollutants, UV rays and more! Sometimes, after applying lotion, your skin might feel greasy or oily, and you’re supposed to keep an eye out for the same. 

Regardless of skin type, regular moisturizer should never leave your skin feeling oily. However, let's not jump to conclusions about your moisturizer just yet. The key ingredients of a moisturizer are supposed to assist lock in water in your skin to aid in skin elasticity, minimise the look of fine wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of blemishes and puffiness.

For all intents and purposes, skipping moisturizer will not help you. Your skin would dry up and begin to flake more quickly without it.

Moisturizing - how does your skin react to it?

Your skin has a composition that promotes self-moisturization. Washing your face without replenishing the natural oils on your skin causes it to compensate for the lost moisture, which can lead to overproduction of sebum and acne.

After you use moisturizing lotion on your skin, it feels greasy because of the naturally occuring sebum in your skin.

If you use the improper moisturizer lotion, your skin will be greasy. Daily moisturizers are said to be formulated in such a way that they are non-greasy, and silicone-base. They contain oil-absorbing components, which are often the best for oily skin.

Alright - how do I choose the right moisturizing lotion?

There's a reason why the beauty aisles are stacked high with various lotion moisturizers among other skincare products. If you just selected one off the shelf without thinking about your skin's unique needs, there's a good chance you've chosen the wrong one.

What else should you keep an eye out for?

  • Oiliness:
  • Take a peek at your skin in the morning after you've cleansed and gone through your entire skincare routine. Is your skin shining a little too brightly? There's no reason why it should, particularly if you work at a desk. If you get up to use the restroom and see excessive shine, your moisturiser isn't suitable for you.

    Oily skin requires a water-based moisturiser rather than one with an oil basis. So, if you notice your face becoming oily on a regular basis, it's time to switch out your moisturiser for one that will assist keep your skin from going over the top on the shine. Read the labels to make a more informed decision.

  • Pimples:

  • Acne-prone skin can be difficult to treat. Those who develop blemishes on a regular basis are concerned about moisturising because they believe it will add greasiness and shine. The issue is, even if your skin is acne-prone, you need lotion moisturiser. The secret is to use the RIGHT one.

    Using stronger lotions and creams on blemished skin simply exacerbates the condition. Because it clogs the pores, it continues the breakout cycle. Breakouts occur if too much oil is generated before combining with the dead cells on the surface of the skin. This then gets stuck throughout the pores and results in those unappealing zits.

    When you have acne or break out frequently, you should choose a moisturiser with the words "non-comedogenic" or "oil-free" prominently displayed on the label to guarantee you're selecting the best decision for your skin.

  • Goosebumps:
  • Do you get tiny white pimples on your face in clusters? It may appear to be acne, but it is not. These are referred to as milia. There's nothing to worry about here, but a trip to the dermatologist can help clean things up and smooth things out.

    Never, ever try to burst these little lumps. Please follow your dermatologist's instructions on how to get rid of them.

    What causes milia to appear?  They are the effect of utilising the incorrect moisturiser. Milia are a very likely consequence of being sluggish and applying body lotion to your face. However, they can also be caused by using the incorrect type of face moisturiser for your skin type, particularly if it is too thick.

    The skin on your face is far more fragile and delicate than the tissue on the rest of the body. Never scrimp on your skincare by putting items on your face that weren't meant for it. You may think you're saving money, but that trip to the dermatologist will cost you more.

    Choose Haeal’s naturally inspired lotions:

    At Haeal, we’ve handpicked a range of naturally inspired lotions that can help soothe your skin against the sun and other pollutants. Our lotions are made of:

    Aloe Vera: This wonderful, relaxing, and moisturising body lotion keeps your skin hydrated and light!

    Activated Charcoal: Known for its ability to adsorb pollutants, activated charcoal cream may remove impurities while keeping your skin bright and fresh.

    Turmeric: Our turmeric lotion contains curcumin, an active ingredient. This superfood lowers free radicals and inflammation on the skin!

    Head over to Haeal and get yourself a lotion that truly takes care of your skin, without the extra messiness!


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