Combat Oily Summer Skin

Combat Oily Summer Skin

Oily skin can become more challenging to manage in the summer due to increased heat and humidity but know it’s normal! Here are a few tips to manage oily summer skin:

Use a Gentle Cleanser

Wash your face twice daily with a gentle, oil-free cleanser to remove excess oil and impurities.

Avoid Over-Washing: While it's tempting to wash your face frequently, over-cleansing may strip your skin of natural oils, causing it to produce more oil.

Exfoliate Weekly

Use a Gentle Exfoliant: Exfoliating once or twice a week can help remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores. Look for products with salicylic acid or glycolic acid.


Lightweight Moisturizer: Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated without adding extra oil. Look for a less occlusive form of moisture like hyaluronic acid.

Gel-Based Moisturizers: Consider gel-based moisturizers that are non-comedogenic and specifically designed for oily skin.

Add Salicylic or
Glycolic Acids

Salicylic acid and glycolic acids both exfoliate skin, which can help keep pores clear from increased oil production  but introduce it to your routine slowly to avoid irritation.

Use Sunscreen

Oil-Free Sunscreen: Protect your skin from sun damage with an oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen. Look for broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher.

Blotting Papers

Carry Blotting Papers: Use blotting papers throughout the day to absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup.

Clay Masks

Weekly Clay Masks: Use a clay mask once or twice a week to help absorb excess oil and clean out pores.

Stay Hydrated

Drink Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated can help regulate oil production and keep your skin looking healthy.

Diet and Lifestyle

Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Avoid excessive sugary and greasy foods.

Avoid Touching Your Face: Keep your hands off your face to prevent transferring oils and bacteria.

Proper Makeup

Oil-Free Makeup: Use oil-free and non-comedogenic makeup products to avoid clogging pores.

Mattifying Primer: Apply a mattifying primer before foundation to control shine and keep your makeup in place longer.

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