It can happen to the best of us. You painstakingly apply your full face of makeup in the morning, but within minutes of walking out the door your face is full of shine—and not the good kind. We are talking about that oily face: that unwanted look that happens as the day goes on, targeting your T-Zone, corner of the nose, and ugh, even your chin, leaving you to wonder, Why is my face so oily? Well, your pores naturally release oils that keep your skin from drying out, but when they mix with your makeup you can end up with a shiny mess.
To help your skin look fresh and shine-free all day long, we’ve got some of our best tips to keep you oil-free and ready to tackle that Instagram that may come your way!
- Foundation: When choosing foundation be sure to pick one that is oil-free or opt for a mineral powder foundation, which absorbs excess oil like a sponge. Mattifying foundation also works wonders.
- Experiment With Face Masks: Exfoliation and following up with a mask at night is key to great, oil-free skin. Make sure you are exfoliating once or twice a week and if that isn’t enough for you, try a peel with glycolic acid to get the job done.
- Pull Back On Creams: Don’t go so heavy on night cream each night. Instead, try and switch to a light lotion that your skin will absorb. You can also try out a nice hydrating serum to illuminate your skin without shine.
- Blot Away: Blotting papers are your best friend throughout the day. The second you see some oil peering through, whip out the papers and blot away.