How to Deal with Excessively Oily Skin During Summer

Published: May 19, 2017

Feel like it’s impossible to get shine free skin during the summer months? Since the weather tends to be hotter and much more humid during the summer it’s common to feel like your skin becomes oilier this time of year. If this is something you struggle with we don’t need to tell you it can be frustrating to feel like nothing is giving you relief to extreme shine in your skin. Sound like you? Well you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be then because we’re sharing how to deal with excessively oily skin during the summer.

Use An Oil-Free Cleanser
When dealing with excessively oily skin during the summer, it’s essential to take a look at the products you’re using on your skin. This is especially true for your cleansing products. Experts suggest using an oil-free cleansing formula is a must when you’re fighting oily skin this time of year. Oil-free cleansers help to minimize and eliminate an overabundance of oil in the skin without drying out your skin. Keep in mind your skin does need some oil in order to be healthy, oil-free formulas help you find that balance in your skin.

Don’t Skip SPF
It’s common to feel as though applying SPF, a cream based product, to your skin will cause MORE oil in your skin but that’s actually not the case. Even when you have a lot of oil production in your skin you should be applying SPF daily. In fact, not protecting your skin from the sun can cause your skin to produce more oil. The thing about the sun is it takes a lot of the natural moisture/hydration out of our skin, when our skin gets those natural elements taken out it produces MORE to try to protect itself. Protecting your skin, with SPF, helps to keep your skin from doing that. Experts suggest using SPF products that are listed as alcohol denat and/or mineral based help absorb the oil in your skin while keeping it protected.

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Use the Right Makeup
Here’s the deal…not all makeup is created equally. When dealing with excessive oil in your skin you need to focus on using makeup that’s non-comedogenic, meaning non pore clogging. If makeup isn’t labeled as non-comedogenic then it could be causing your pores to become clogged. In addition to using the right kind of makeup, many experts stress the importance of using lighter weight makeup in general this time of year. Opting for tinted moisturizers and more mineral based foundation/face makeup products can help absorb the oil instead of causing your skin to produce MORE oil.

Exfoliate weekly
In addition to all the tips mentioned above, don’t forget to exfoliate your skin on a weekly basis. Exfoliating the skin helps to get a deeper clean than what you’re able to achieve while cleansing the skin. Giving your skin an exfoliating treatment at least once a week will help to eliminate excess oil in the skin, along with any additional dirt/dead skin cells.

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