To Apply or Not to Apply: Moisturizing Oily Skin Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you have oily skin it may seem like moisturizer is the last thing you want to apply to your face. But is it? Test what you know about caring for your oily skin in our quiz.

What does oily skin usually look like?

OK, that's an easy one. Oily, acne-prone skin is often shiny and greasy-looking with large pores.


True or false: Oily skin needs to be moisturized.

True. Acne treatments can strip protective oils from the face, meaning even oily skin needs hydration.


What do the body's sebaceous glands produce?

Sebaceous glands make sebum.


What is sebum?

Sebum is a natural oily substance the body makes to keep our skin and hair healthy.


What's it called when your body makes too much sebum?

When your body makes too much sebum, it's a condition called hyperseborrhea.


True or false: Oily skin usually ages better than dry skin.

Sorry all of you with dry and sensitive skin, but oily skin usually ages better because the excess oils keep skin supple over time.


Which is the best type of moisturizer for oily skin?

The best moisturizers for oily skin are those that are lightweight, non-comedogenic, oil-free and water-based.


What do moisturizers that contain talc help with?

Moisturizers that contain talc help to control shine.


Which of the following is likely to cause oily skin to break out?

Hormonal changes, a change of season and even the irritation from eyeglass frames may cause blemishes.


Which type of moisturizer may make oily skin break out?

Occlusive-type moisturizers form a moisture barrier on your skin to keep it hydrated, but they may also trap sebum which leads to acne.


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