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Oily skin types have unique challenges… You need products specially formulated to combat oil and keep it under control. Using the wrong skincare ingredients can make matters worse, so follow the SkinTypeSolutions guide and you can have your best skin yet.
Cleansing: When you have oily skin, salicylic acid is your friend. This ingredient is a great multitasker. It effectively removes excess oil; it gently exfoliates to keep fresh, healthy skin on the surface; and it keeps pores clear of clogging dead skin cells and oil. One to try: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power Wash
Sunscreen: SPF is important regardless of skin type, but it doesn’t have to be greasy. The latest formulations include ultra-light fluids that are absorbed by the skin instantly, and they leave a matte finish that’s ideal for oily skin. One to try: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 45
Foundation: Oily types may prefer the oil-absorbing properties of powder foundation, but it’s important to know you can’t rely on it for sun protection. We’ve found a few fantastic liquid foundations that keep shine under control all day and stay put. Ones to try: Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, Yves St. Laurent Teint Resist Foundation, Revlon ColorStay and Estée Lauder Equalizer foundation.
Specialty serum: If you’re still shiny after following these steps, fret not. OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel is all you need to eliminate shine that resists all of the above. Its special polymer surrounds oil without clogging pores, and it won’t interfere with your SPF.