Managing oily skin can be frustrating, especially in summer. But, with a few tips you should be fine. Make sure that you use products that are specifically for oily skin or you won’t see the difference even after using the tips below:
1. Wash. Use cleansers such as Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Oil Control Cleansing Gel. They have ingredients such as niacinamide, salicylic acid and tea tree oil. They are the best options for this skin type, and work well to clear out breakouts. Follow with a toner to repair the skin and balance its pH.
Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Oil Control Cleansing Gel (R149.99)
2. Exfoliate. Doing this regularly improves the appearance of pores and removes impurities. Clay masks such as L’ORÉAL Pure Clay Detox Mask and scrubs such as The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-clean Scrub are the best way to treat oily skin.
L’ORÉAL Pure Clay Detox Mask (R159.95)
The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-clean Scrub (R115)
3. Moisturise. Oily skin needs hydration and moisture, too. Opt for oil-free and water-based moisturisers that have hyaluronic acid. It helps the skin to retain water without leaving a greasy film on top.
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Beauty editor’s tip: No matter the type of skin you have, sun protection is vital. Wear SPF 30 or higher every day to protect yourself from harmful sunrays. Most sunscreens work well for dry and combination skins. If yours is oily, go for a feather-light texture with matte finishes.