During the summer months, your skin can get super oily and shiny. If that’s not unattractive enough, excessive oil can lead to break outs as well! Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to banish shine.
1. Wash your face daily (twice a day if necessary, but washing too much can dry out skin) with an oil-free cleanser, like Elizabeth Arden 2-In-1 Cleanser, $19.50 at Beauty.com.
2. Use an oil-free moisturizer designed to control shine. We love Mark Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion, $15 at meetmark.com. It contains silica, which absorbs oil, and pumpkin seed extract, which helps minimize reflection of light and mattify skin.
3. Throughout the day, control excess oil with pressed powder or oil-absorbent sheets. Our favorite shine-absorbing powder right now is Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free, $19 at Nordstrom.
If you’re already wearing foundation, use Sephora Matte Blotting Papers, $8, to absorb oil and reduce shine, without smudging your make up! These little sheets are lifesavers, so don’t leave home in the summer without them in your purse!