Following this post by Hippie Luxe about "Oil + Water = Moisturiser", I thought I would add my experience since that's what I have been applying to my skin. Obviously, summer is the time to complain for me. Cleansing has became the most important routine ever since sweat and oiliness are just a big no no for congested skin like me. Sometimes though, I love the natural 'dewiness' from humidity, but if you're in the city I don't think it's something I should even consider. So, this type of condition likes to throw off the skin balance I already had. I did not stock up my Clean Dirt which I realize is my savior for congested skin. I have experimented with a fair bit of products and 'techniques' here and there, and so far mixing oil and water has been the most successful.
So in summary of Hippie Luxe's article, your cream moisturizer is normally simply water and oil mixed together and binded by an emulsifying agent which will hold that nice creamy texture. Keep in mind that emulsifying agent can derive from vegetable or petrochemical sources. But if you want to do something that is as easy as 1,2,3 you can create your own instant moisturizer! Right?! What to do when your facial oil or cream is too heavy but your toner is too light? By choosing your favorite facial oil and facial mist, mix them together and apply the mixture to the skin like how you would normally. You will notice how easy and lightweight the new texture is. It feels like a 'dense' version of a toner which I find so perfect for the summer. You can obviously choose the density of your new moisturizer, I typically spritz 2x of facial mist onto my hand.
Whilst I simply love using my facial oil at night, during the day it's not the same. I first was suggested this idea by Audra James (oh seriously she's like a skin's whisperer)! Hippie Luxe also suggests that you could simply use purified water in replacement of facial mist. Although I miss the straight-up facial oil, this type of method acts as a more moisturizing toner to my skin but not too heavy either that it would clog my pores. I must say that it feels different than simply spritzing the toner on your face then apply the facial oil. This method seems to tighten my skin in a good way and my skin just seems to like it better. I love how it absorbs and it does feel silkier. Summer skin problem = facial oil won't absorb well!
To top it off, my day routine also consists of applying RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up in the shade 33 as a concealer. I treat it almost like a creamy moisturizer since that's what my skin loves during the day. It doubles as a concealer AND foundation and honestly, while it feels super hydrating (which I was scared of at first) I never find it clogging my pores. The 'moisturizing toner' prepares a silky canvas for the 'Un' Cover-Up to glide on. I find that despite the creaminess of "un" cover-up it could still accentuate pores and dry patches if skin is not properly moisturized beforehand.