A 10-Minute Shine-Decreasing Skin Routine For Oily Skin
Oily skin can look shiny easily, but you don’t need to spend hours on your skin care routine to make sure it’s matte. With the right products and skin care techniques you can ensure that your oily skin looks shine-free all day. We’re looking at five easy steps to help cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin so that your complexion looks perfect. Read our tips below.
1. Cleanse Right
The best way to keep oil on your skin at bay is to make sure you cleanse your skin with the right products twice a day. Look out for formulas that can clean your skin thoroughly. “Cleansers formulated with charcoal, LHA, glycolic, and salicyclic acid are excellent for oily skin,” says Garnier consulting dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. Make sure to cleanse twice a day but do not attempt to dry out your skin as this can have an adverse effect. “Many times people with oily skin over-cleanse and the rebound effect of increased oil production occurs. The skin thinks it’s too dry and actually increases its oil production.” Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel is a great fit for oily skin as because it’s formulated with salicylic acid and infused with charcoal, which can draw out impurities like a magnet. The formula dissolves dirt, excess oil and makeup.
Removing dead skin cells from skin’s surface is essential to keeping oily skin healthy-looking, otherwise dead skin cells and excess oil buildup can lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub exfoliates, cleanses, tightens pores and smooths the appearance of skin. The formula is infused with charcoal and helps draw out dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet.
3. Use A Mattifying Moisturizer
In the evening when you’re finished cleansing, use a moisturizer that can help regulate oil production. Look for a non-comedogenic, mattifying product that can help you wake up with a shine-free complexion in the morning.
4. For Daytime Select An Oil-Free BB Cream
In the morning, a good BB cream can help manage your skin’s oiliness and also helps your skin achieve a flawless look for the day. Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free is a light oil-free fluid that can minimize the appearance of pores, evens skin tone and hydrate. It can be used on its own or under an oil-free foundation if you want to achieve more coverage.
Now that you’ve wrapped your 10-minute oil-free skin care routine you’re good to go, but in case you’re worried about any shininess later in the day, take blotting papers with you. They can be a lifesaver for oily skin when you’re in need of a touch up. If you see that your skin is getting shiny, take a sheet of blotting paper and lightly dab it across your face. This should help soak up any excess shine and will extend the good skin care habits you practiced to keep your skin shine-free.