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Why does skin that's oily need moisturizer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Moisture is about water, not oil. Your skin needs water in order for it to function properly and stay healthy. Even skin that is oily (due to excess sebum) still needs to maintain its natural hydration. Use a noncomedogenic, oil-free moisturizer, which is formulated so as not to clog pores. It's especially important to moisturize after you wash, since cleansing can contribute to moisture loss.

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