3. EXAMINE YOUR DIET.
Avoid foods high in processed fats and sugars, as these cause an adverse reaction in your skin. Eating healthy fruits and vegetables and lean proteins isn't just a cliche. A clean diet contributes significantly to clear skin.
4. TONE USING WITCH HAZEL BEFORE APPLYING MAKEUP.
It's a natural salicylic acid toner. Wiping your face gently with witch hazel before applying makeup will help soak up excess oil without stripping your skin.
5. USE A LIGHT MOISTURIZER.
This step might sound counter-intuitive but using a light moisturizer with infused ingredients that cleanse can help your skin balance out its oils over time so that you don't appear so oily.
6. USE OIL-FREE COSMETICS.
When choosing makeup products, select the oil-free or "non-comedogenic" variants of products- these won't clog pores.
7. GO EASY ON THE POWDER.
Too much powder can cake and may encourage your skin to pump out more oil. Instead, apply powder sparingly only on shiny areas, and use a matte translucent formula.
8. SUN PROTECTION.
All skin types need protection from the sun, which is enemy #1 when it comes to aging! Look for zinc oxide-based formulas.
If you (or a loved one) have been struggling with oily skin, we hope these tips help you manage it without tears.