What ruins a face beat to the gods faster than accidentally leaving a foundation stain on a friend’s shirt? Is it the lack of blending in one’s eyeshadow? A contour that’s just not popping? It’s all of this and more, but first prize has to go to our skin’s natural oils seeping through your cosmetic masterpiece, making for an unfortunate T-zone shimmer too unflattering for words.
Oily skin, like its siblings dry, combination, sensitive, etc., is something many of us are born with, and while we can try our best to keep it under control, it can’t be done away with altogether. Instead, we fight to keep our shine at bay with a host of face washes, masks, and foundations. But with a bevy of products promising to do it all, how do we know which ones will work the best for our unique facial situation? In this case, we can either hit up every Ulta, Target and Walmart in a 10 mile radius and try every product in the book, or we can trust The Co Report’s roundup of skincare products for oily skin. Either way, your face will thank you.
Oily skin can be controlled from the minute you crack open a weary eye and shuffle to the bathroom. Clean & Clear’s Morning Burst Shine Control Cleanser, with its perky citrus lemongrass scent, will not only wake you up with its olfactory benefits and cool, gel feel, but will keep shine under control thanks to its witch hazel bursting beads. The latter will help your face remain matte, yet properly hydrated throughout the day.
Began the day with an energizing face wash? Check, and now it’s time to prime. Every gorgeous face of makeup begins with a smooth canvas and bareMinerals sets the standard for flawlessness with its PrimeTime™ Oil Control Foundation Primer, made specifically for oily skin. A few spritzes and oil will be kept at bay throughout the day, in addition to pores, lines and wrinkles remaining hidden.
Praised for its even, airbrushed look, this foundation combats oiliness with a lightweight coverage on the face. Dispensed from a dropper, the product hydrates as it covers and stops shine in its tracks thanks in part to its oil-free formula.
With primer and foundation down pat, nothing says the face beating process is (halfway) complete like a finishing powder. NYX’s HD finishing powder is a matte dream, carefully, yet expertly covering pores and reducing the appearance of oil when it makes its way to your T-zone. With a lightweight feel and translucent coverage, those of us with oily skin have nothing to worry about with when the fear of an oily face creeps up.
Sometimes, despite the vigorous skincare skincare and beauty regimens, an oily face just won’t quit. This is where the oil blotting tissues, a tried and true method of fighting off excess oil, come in. boscia’s green tea blotting linens, infused with the aforementioned’s calming essence, will quickly and cleanly wipe away oil on a bare and made up face. They’re also made of 100% natural Abaca Tree fiber.
Washing your face at the end of a long day is an aromatic treat thanks to the pleasant grapefruit scent of this popular scrub. Also aided with the use of microbeads, the cleanser creates a generous foaming sensation whilst scrubbing; your skin is left feeling far from over dried and as smooth as can be.
Charcoal is currently having a moment, and for good reason! A staple for all skin types, activated charcoal is known for its ability to suck away skin impurities like magic. This, of course, rings true with Origin’s activated charcoal mask; skin gunk and oil are drawn out and the added lecithin dissolves them. It essentially acts as a skin vacuum, leaving behind refreshed, hydrated skin after the job is done.
What are some of your favorite skincare and beauty products to combat oily skin?
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