How To Combat Oily Skin

Are you one of the many people who has oily skin? I’m sure you agree that one of the most frustrating things about your skin type is reducing shine throughout the day. There are a few distinct products and ingredients to look for to make combatting oil easy.

Moisturize Daily

First of all, don’t be afraid to moisturize your skin! If you skip this step, your sebaceous glands might secrete more oil to make up for the lack of hydration! The key to moisturizing properly is picking out the right one for your level of oil production.

If you prefer a lightweight moisturizer that is slightly mattifying, choose Oil Control Emulsion. This blend of humectants, antibacterial agents and antioxidants balances skin and improves hydration. Our top selling moisturizer for oily skin is Oil Free Moisturizer. It lightly moisturizes and balances skin with botanicals and essential hydrators.

Look for Key Ingredients

Ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Totarol, Kaolin Clay, Tea Tree and Sulfur will help combat oil and shine. Salicylic Acid is a gold standard ingredient to look for if you have oily skin and suffer from acne and breakouts. It kills bacteria, reduces oil and exfoliates! Totarol is antibacterial, antimicrobial and a great antioxidant.

Kaolin Clay absorbs sebum and draws out impurities and Tea Tree and Sulfur are antibacterial. Tea Tree is an astringent that cleans skin and helps treat acne. Sulfur aids in skin healing and has oil balancing properties. Look for these ingredients when choosing products for your oily skin.

Don’t Over-Cleanse

Many people feel that if they cleanse and exfoliate their skin several times per day (morning, mid-day, after workout and evening), that they are helping to combat oil. In reality, over-washing damages your skin and can cause more sebum production. Wash twice daily: morning and evening.

Start with Mattifying Primer

Once you have your ideal skin regimen, it’s time to take a look at your beauty routine. There are products perfectly suited for oily skin that will help combat shine throughout the day. Your first step is to prime your skin. Primer retexturizes skin, creating a smooth, even canvas for foundation.

Mattifying Primer is perfect for oily skin! This water-based formula contains Kaolin Clay to absorb oil and Silicone to fill in fine lines. Apply lightly to skin with clean fingertips in sections. Apply to the entire face or focus on areas of excess oil production, like the t-zone, prior to foundation. Mattifying Primer can also be applied on top of makeup for a mid-day touch up!

Use a Foundation for Oily Skin

The second step to your flawless finish is a base. Be sure to pick a foundation well-suited for your skin type. Choose Pressed Base, a powder foundation with sheer-to-full, buildable coverage and a semi-matte finish.

When you feel that it is time for a touch-up, choose either Mattifying Primer or Loose Matte Finishing Powder. This truly translucent, loose powder soaks up oil with Rice Starch and sets looks to last while keeping skin shine-free.

Oily skin is a very common skin type, so there are several products available to suit your needs. Be sure to follow a recommended skin regimen and look for ingredients targeting excess oil and shine. At glo, we have you covered.