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How to Prevent Oily Skin


Oily Skin 101: Tips to Keep the Shine Away!

Posted by Joyce Lee on Dec 17, 2019

Oily Skin 101: Tips to Keep the Shine Away!

Having oily skin is both a blessing and a curse. You leave your house looking like your best self… and a couple hours in, your makeup def isn’t looking fresh anymore. But on the bright side (yes, there’s a bright side), oily skin tends to age better than all the other skin types – yay! This means, you don’t have to worry about any fine lines creeping up on you anytime soon. And dry skin problems? Can’t relate.

All blessings aside, nothing kills your vibe faster than seeing a greasy reflection in the mirror. Not sure how to deal with an oily complexion? Here are a couple tips to help you minimize the shine!

Drink more water

Get yourself to drink more water throughout the day! Proper hydration – on the inside and out – is especially important when you have an oily complexion. This is one of the easiest ways to achieve a healthy, natural glow that comes from within.

Not to mention, it can also help keep the shine to a minimum. Adequate hydration can reduce excessive oil by slowing down oil production.

Ditch the heavy creams!

The most common mistake people with oily skin make? Hoping things will stay matte by skimping on the moisturizer. Does this work? No – in fact, our skin ends up producing more oil in an effort to restore moisture to the skin’s surface.

The key here is to avoid super heavy creams! With oily skin, the ultra-nourishing ingredients found in heavy creams can end up clogging up your pores, contributing to breakouts or acne.

Instead, opt for serums and lightweight lotions that are formulated with hydrating ingredients. Our top pick for a lightweight, ultra-hydrating water-based moisturizer is Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb ($38).

Choose the right face primer

Priming your face with a good oil-controlling face primer is a complete game-changer. A good face primer can diminish the appearance of large pores, blur imperfections, extend the staying power of your makeup, and keep the shine to a minimum!

Finding the best face primer for oily skin can be tricky, since there are mixed reviews all over the place. Even though it’s on the pricier end, our top pick is Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($69). This oil-free primer is definitely worth every dime.

On the days where you REALLY need your makeup to last, apply a fair amount of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24) over your t-zone.

Any good tips for dealing with oily skin? Let us know in the comments down below how you keep your complexion matte throughout the day!


Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee is a freelance writer and a winged eyeliner expert. She knows a little about a lot when it comes to beauty. When she’s not writing, you can catch her at a nearby coffee shop getting her caffeine fix.

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