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How to Keep Oily Skin Shine-Free

Oily Skin Tips
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Oily skin can be tricky to manage. The oil emerging from the skin easily breaks down makeup, inevitably causing you to have a greasy appearance. Clogged pores and raging breakouts are other unwanted characteristics of oily skin.

No matter how many mattifying measures you take, the sebum never ceases. Believe me, I grasp the problem.

Just as unkind memories, skin cannot be rid of but some steps can be to the burden.

Never Pass on Skincare

The underlying code to glowing skin, regardless of skin type, is skincare. Keep your body’s largest organ in excellent shape by implementing an effective skincare routine!

Chosen people with oily skin are prone to acne and clogged pores, so they should never skip out on daily skincare.

Gently wash the face every morning and evening and after exercising. Additionally, remember not scrubbing to prevent inflammation. Always follow-up with toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen (during the daytime)!

Skip Harsh Facial Cleansers

Harsh facial cleansers can do more damage than good. If after cleansing the face there is a tight “clean” feeling to the skin, then the face wash is entirely too strong.

I’ve tried several face washes this year and the only one that’s helped my skin has been Cerave’s Foaming Wash. It nourishes and cleanses my skin without drying it out. Sooo good.

Oil-Free Products Only

Oil-based products can irritate the skin. They may also not absorb into the skin and merely sit on top, causing the appearance of greasy skin.

Moisturizer is Key

Moisturizer, in any form, is a lasting benefit to your skin’s general health. Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you can’t experience excessive dryness.

Unfortunately, I have suffered this in the past. Days where my skin is oily, yet flaky and parched. It doesn’t feel pleasant and looks even more atrocious.

While daily moisturizer is paramount, hydrating masks and serums rotated into every nightly skincare routine will ensure a boost of hydration!

Skip "Baking"

I’m guilty of baking in the past. Typically adding a generous layer of powder to the face can look great for photos but in real life, it’ll make the skin dry and makeup look heavy.

Gently applying a light brush of setting powder over the skin will properly set makeup in place while preserving the skin-like appearance of the base.

Check out this informative video from Robert Welsh, a UK-based professional makeup artist, discussing baking among other things:

Use Less Makeup

Less truly is more. My makeup routine used to be the typical Instagrammer beauty guru look. Overuse of powder, too much foundation, and an unholy amount of concealer.

I wondered how my skin still appeared oily. I baked and applied a mattifying primer with apparent ease. So, why was I still oily?

Wearing too much makeup can clog pores, leading to inflammation. Coupling oily skin with overuse of makeup products quickly causes overproduction of oil.

I’ve since switched to a light-weight medium coverage foundation (Flex Foundation Stick) and an air-light concealer (Flex Concealer). My go-to base remains soft and natural.

I completely forgot how beautiful natural makeup is because I became gripped with the “matte” look. People with oily skin aren’t limited to matte or semi-matte finishes. Try embarking on an unfamiliar finish!

Blot, Blot, Blot

Blotting throughout the day is 100% necessary. Realistically, not every day will be a stellar skin day, so blot your heart out. We’ve all been there and a little shine is okay.

What do you do to keep your oily skin shine-free? Share your favorite products or routines in the comments!

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    I love all of these tips for better skin. I realized that oil irritates my skin so I try to find a good medium where my skin isn’t left dried out either. Using the right quality of makeup makes a huge difference as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

    1. Bri A. Thalman

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I feel like finding the right products for oily skin is trial and error. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🤗

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