I just know how important the use of a moisturizer is for acne prone and oily skin. I thought oily skin does not need moisturizing. Using appropriate moisturizer is essential for keeping our face hydrated (to avoid water loss / natural moisture) after the face is washed. For people with oily acne and acne prone skin, the use of a suitable moisturizer can lock the moisture in the skin while controlling any excessive oil production or blemishes.
Apparently, frequent washing of our face can also dry the skin and eliminate the natural moisture that God has made. That's why we have to wipe our face well and pat dry after washing it and immediately apply some good moisturizer. The remaining water on our face which we let it dry by itself will pull all the moisture in our skin. I just knew this!!! It will no longer moisturize the skin, so it will be soon dehydrated. When the face skin becomes too dry, acne starts to grow and it will be sensitive when foaming cleanser is used.
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I am currently using a moisturizer named Oil-free Hydrating Gel (OFHG) from Mary Kay. The price is RM138.00 in Malaysia and should last for 4-6 months for moderate use. BUT I finished it in one and a half months only because of the excessive use during my acne recovery. **read here. Now I am using the second jar which I hope to last longer.
HOW TO USE: OFHG texture is like non-sticky gel-like liquid. It is very when applied. After washing my face and apply some toner on, I use a small spoon (provided) to take some OFHG from the container. Then I place it on the tip of my finger and apply it on the entire face in the order from bottom to top. I move my fingers to apply the gel starting from the lower part of the face like neck and chin, then move upwards until the forehead. One spoon is enough to cover the entire face. Done!
Here are the functions and advantages of OFHG moisturizer. The information was taken from Mary Kay UK Website.
- Dimethicone is a conditioner that improves the appearance of skin by helping it look softer and smoother. It also is an emollient that helps maintain the soft, smooth and supple appearance of the skin.
- Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) is an antioxidant. Known as free-radical scavengers, antioxidants are included in products to help protect the skin from the effects of free radicals generated by the environment. It also is a soothing agent known for its calming and soothing properties.
Below is what has been written by a Mary Kay Malaysia beauty consultant (BC) on her Instagram site. It is in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language). She is actually a BC to my younger sister. All I can say, she is a highly committed beauty consultant. If you would like to buy Mary Kay products, feel free to contact her.
...KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON....
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