It’s only natural that your oily skin gets even oilier in the summer. When humidity rises, it causes oil glands to produce and exude more oil. That, mixed with excess perspiration, is a beauty recipe for disaster. But don’t give up on summer fun just yet. A few simple swaps to your beauty routine could make your face slick-free and keep future greasy days at bay.
We clear up all the dirty details with a new skincare regimen to get your complexion under control.
Tone It Down
Select a pH-balanced toner to clear up oily zones without stripping the skin of moisture. Acne-fighting products are designed to remove sebum, oil and dirt from the pores, which are vital for dealing with problematic oily skin while also giving your face a dry, matte look.
Tone It Down
Even if your skin isn't prone to acne year round, switching your cleanser to an acne-fighting formula can help remove and reduce excess oils and sebum from the pores to leave you less greasy and more glowy. Facial cleansers with salicylic acid or glycolic acid will break down your skin’s surplus of oil.
Maintaining beautifully balanced skin with a nighttime beauty routine is a particularly important when preventing oily skin. Ditch traditional night creams and try an ultra-hydrating serum that’s lighter on the skin and works to regulate oil production.
Switch up your moisturizer depending on the season. What works for winter’s harsh weather will be too heavy for summer’s warmer months. Heavy daily moisturizers can mix with sweat and excess natural oil to cause breakouts, even if you’re not normally prone to them. Opt for a lightweight, oil-free or non-comedogenic cream which will help you avoid clogged, oil-filled pores.
Press Pause On Powder
Pump the breaks on powder! We know, it sounds counter intuitive. But piling it on can actually worsen your midday oil slick and leave you looking cakey. Instead fight shine by lightly blotting skin with oil control sheets and finish with a sunscreen-based powder to perfect your complexion.