Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare


Welcome to Skincerely Clare! A skincare blog for the African millennial who wants to clear acne and dark spots.

3 Natural Moisturizers for Oily Skin

3 Natural Moisturizers for Oily Skin

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Healthy skin has a certain amount of oil to keep it moisturized and plump. Sometimes, too much oil is produced.

According to Paula’s Choice, “this causes pores to become enlarged as they’re stretched beyond capacity to handle the amounts of oil being generated. It gets worse as the pore lining thickens, which blocks oil from getting to skin’s surface, resulting in blackheads and white bumps.”

There are a couple of reasons why excess oil would be produced.

  • Genetics. To quote Lady Gaga, some of us were born this way. We simply can’t help having oily skin.

  • Using harsh skin care. These products dehydrate the skin by stripping it of it’s natural oils. The body then compensates by producing even more oil.

  • Hormones. Puberty, pregnancy, ovulation etc

How to choose a moisturizer for oily skin

If you have oily skin, your skincare needs to do 4 things

  • Hydrate the skin to trick the body into producing less oil

  • Unclog pores

  • Reduce and control breakouts

  • Reduce shine

When shopping around for a moisturizer for oily skin, seek out light formulations like liquids and gels.

A Mindy Project Inspired Product Description

I love The Mindy Project. So when Tamra shared what good gossip entails in S05E13,  I just had to use it as a template to describe these moisturizers. 

  • Who - name of the product

  • What - a description of the product

  • Whoa - the ingredients that make it fantastic for oily skin

All the products mentioned are cruelty free, coz that’s how I roll, natural skin care or not.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

What: A fragrance-free, silicone-free, water-based, sheer gel moisturizer. It’s packaged in a bottle with a pump dispenser.

Whoa! Once applied, this stuff dries faaasst and leaves skin feeling smooth. The product is well formulated with hydrating panthenol, sodium PCA and sodium hyaluronate.


First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel

What: A fragrance-free, gel moisturizer with a thick consistency. It’s packaged in a plastic squeeze bottle.

Whoa! This goes really well under makeup. It’s gel texture is mattifying and leaves the skin shine-free and smooth. The formulation has brightening licorice root extract and niacinamide, soothing green tea extract and moisturizing ceramides.  


Earth Science, Active Age Defense, A/B Hydroxy Acid Night Rejuvenator

What: A fragrance-free, lightweight lotion. It’s packaged in a glass bottle with a pump.

Whoa! This has exfoliating alpha and beta hydroxy acids, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Love the packaging, love the price, love the ingredients!

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