We’ve all been there – you’re working away for a few straight hours, then nip to the bathroom to freshen up only to discover you look like a sweaty mess. Your skin has gone into overdrive, leaving you with a shiny slick and some pesky whiteheads that need to be dealt with ASAP. But before you go on a popping, wiping and swiping rampage, check out our top tips and tricks for dealing with greasy skin.
FIGHT OIL WITH OIL
Yep, it sounds strange, but products containing oil can actually work wonders on an oily complexion. Overactive pores tend to produce loads of excess oil, leading to blockages and blemishes. So, to balance all that oil production, use an oil cleanser morning and night. We love the AEOS Skincare Cleansing Oil De-Maq and Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Cleansing Oil as they clean skin while helping it to maintain its natural moisture balance.
Ditch your pore-clogging moisturiser and foundation for oil-free formulas that allow your skin to breathe. The Proactiv Original Proactiv Oil Free Moisture with SPF 15 moisturises, hydrates and helps to absorb excess oil throughout the day. Our advice? Doll yourself up with an oil-free foundation such as Designer Brands Lightweight Oil Free Foundation and setting powder like the MOMMA HD Powder to keep your complexion looking matte and fresh all day long.
BLOT, BLOT, BLOT
It’s the bane of every oily-skinned girl’s existence: that greasiness that sets in around your nose, forehead, chin and cheeks around midday. Next time, avoid reaching for a tissue to blot the shine away. Instead, get your mitts on a pack of blotting papers like the Eminence Organic Skin Care Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissues or Hollywood Fashion Secrets Oil Blotting Tissues. These little beauties soak up excess oil and won’t mess up your make-up. Love.
TREAT IT TO BEAT IT
Swap your weekly deep hydrating mask for one that’s formulated to treat blemish-prone skin, such as the Mieux Derma ZN + S Antitoxin Mask or Mary Kay Botanical Effects Mask Formula 3. These masks are a real treat for oily skin as they deeply cleanse pores while nourishing and purifying skin. Pop the mask on every Sunday night before hitting the hay so you can start the week with a fresh, blemish-free complexion.
Do you have oily skin? How do you deal with a greasy complexion?