Try our top tips to fight oily shine this summer

Fighting summer shine

We’ve got some easy ideas for fighting summer shine. Image via Adobe Stock.

The dewy skin makeup look is one of our faves, but there is a big difference between an intentional glow and just a straight-up oily mess. Summertime should be all about living carefree, sans makeup, with a sun-kissed glow – but for many of us who suffer from oily skin, summer can unfortunately make us literally look like a hot mess. We have put together some tips on how to fight oily shine this summer, so you can live your best life – without the worry of a super sweaty face.

Switch out your foundation for a mineral powder

If you are wanting to wear makeup during summer, a good tip is to switch out your regular liquid foundation in favour of a mineral powder. A powder will help to keep the oily shine at bay, whilst giving you a nice coverage. Mineral foundations adhere to the natural oils in your skin but don’t seep into pores. Mineral powders give your skin the chance to breathe and because many of them contain Titanium Dioxide – they are a good SPF option too.

Use a setting powder

If you are not a fan of mineral foundations, or just refuse to deviate from your fave liquid foundation, then you could consider using a setting powder on top to set the skin. These powders are translucent and will keep the shine and oil at bay.

Try blotting papers

Think of blotting paper as a tiny insurance policy you can keep in your purse. They are super handy for on-the-go when you need a quick fix-up. Simply dab the blotting paper in areas where your face is oily and the paper absorbs the oil.

Use a primer

Primers are a double-whammy product for your skin. Not only do they keep your makeup from slipping off your face, but they also help to combat shine. Not all primers are designed the same, so make sure you do your research and choose a shine-controlling primer, that will give you a more natural-matte finish to your makeup.

Try a cleanser with Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant that gets rid of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, while also helping to decrease oil. Choosing a Salicylic Acid based cleanser is going to prevent your skin from becoming too oily. To find out more about Salicylic Acid, you can read our article.

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