The summer is a nightmare for everyone’s skin.
Not only are the rays are at their strongest thereby increasing sun damage if not protected, but there is also the humidity factor that causes constant sweating, as well as oil and dirt buildup. And it’s the worst for those who have an oily skin type.
Obviously, the whole “being more oily around this time of year” phenomenon is nothing new for us, so a lot of ladies tend to hold off on moisturizers and lotions to avoid that greasy feeling once they leave the house. Although the lack of moisturizing does prevent that stickiness that happens as the lotion or cream combines with sweat, you should always hydrate your skin, even in the hottest days of summer.
Thus, the simple answer to your question is yes, you do need to moisturize your skin in the summer. Your skin can still lack water, even if you have oily skin.
Remember that every product is not made for every skin type, so if you are are producing more oil these days even though you are moisturizing, the culprit is probably your face cream.
It’s all about adjusting your beauty routine to suit the temperature and humidity levels of the season. You also have to ensure that every product and step in your skincare regimen is actually suited for oil control, and not just blindly buying celebrity endorsed beauty lines that say they work with all skin types.
To help you manage your oily complexion this season, just follow these tips:
Research the best ingredients for oily skin
Just because a bottle indicates it’s good for all skin types, it doesn’t mean that it will cater to your needs. Not only is it important that you only choose products for oily prone skin, but you also need to understand what ingredients are best for getting rid of that excess oil.
For example, the aloe vera in our Aloe Vera Facial Cleansing Foam
There are loads of ingredients to watch out for that are awesome at managing oily complexions. Glycolic acid is a major player in oil control and minimizing breakouts, among others. It requires some extra reading to find out what you need to be using and what to avoid, but your skin will definitely thank you for your research.
Always use sunscreen
Sunscreen is another one of those products that can contribute to excess oil, but it’s something you should never leave the house without, as daytime protection is one of the simplest ways to improve your complexion and prevent any further damage. For those with oily skin, the best sunscreens are the ones that offer full protection against UV-A and UV-B rays. In addition, opt for lightweight and sheer formulas so that you can maintain a matte look.
If you want to avoid using multiple products on your face, look for tinted moisturizers, BB or CC creams with sunscreen for a quick makeup look that won’t increase oiliness or sebum and protect your skin from the sun.
Keep oil control sheets in your bag
For all those emergency situations, rely on oil control sheets. It’s important that you remove excess oil as quick as possible to avoid trapping dirt in your pores, which will in turn increase the likelihood of a breakout and increased oil production.
And if you’re out of sheets, tissue works as well. Just separate into a single ply and gently pat.
Visit a dermatologist for an accurate analysis of your skin
If all else fails, go to the experts! A dermatologist will be able to diagnose the underlying issues so that you can address your skin ailments properly. They’ll also recommend a personalized beauty routine, along with all the right products.
Have any oil control tricks up your sleeve? Let us know your beauty secrets in the comments section below!
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.