Say goodbye to oily skin and hello to a shine-free complexion that lasts all-day. Clinique Derm Pro and Miami-based, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Adriene Pompa shares three quick tips on how to control your oily skin so it’s balanced, fresh, and matte all-day long.
Step 1: Use an oil-free hydrator.
Yes, oily skin still needs hydration, even in hot and humid weather. “You may not think you need a moisturizer, but you do,” says Dr. Pompa. “Having excess oil means that you don’t have enough water in your skin—and water is essential for keeping your skin balanced.” Use an oil-free formula, like Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator that has hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water to keep your skin continuously hydrated. This refreshing gel-cream absorbs instantly on skin and won’t leave your skin with any greasy residue.
Step 2: Control shine with a mattifying foundation.
For a balanced complexion, use a lightweight foundation that delivers a natural matte finish from morning to night. Try Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup. “Laminaria saccharina extract and willow bark extract help absorb and control excess oil, and resist sweat and high humidity,” explains Dr. Pompa.
Step 3: Set your makeup with powder.
Finish with an oil-free pressed powder to minimize shine. “Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder is a great option. It’s formulated with microscopic beads that trap and absorb oil, so your skin feels fresh and stays matte,” says Dr. Pompa. “Use it all-over or on your T-Zone, which tends to get extra shiny.”