You know that your oily skin will help to keep you looking young by preventing wrinkles, but that does not mean that you need to embrace your natural glisten. You are constantly on the hunt for skincare products that will control shine while preventing breakouts and not irritating your skin. There are tons of skincare products on the market specifically aimed at controlling oily skin, but many of them are so harsh that they completely dry your skin out and leave you with breakouts provoked by irritation. Other just do not work at all. Everyone's skin is different, so you may find that you need to experiment with a combination of products before you find a recipe that works for you.
You may be attempting to control the oil on your face by washing with harsh cleansers and scrubbing it all away every morning and night. Did you know that washing with harsh cleansers can actually stimulate more oil production? You should always wash your face with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. Extremes in temperature and stimulation from a rough surface can also stimulate oil production, so use your clean hands rather than a washcloth to wash with lukewarm water. If you still have a problem with oil, you can try splashing on a toner with salicylic acid. Acids will reduce oil, but they might also irritate your skin. Experiment by wiping a bit of toner on a small patch of skin before you use it on your entire face and try
to reserve the toner for particularly oily areas like your nose or forehead.
Lots of people with oily skin mistakenly skip the moisturizer, believing that their faces are already moist enough thanks to all the oil. This can lead to disastrous results, since dry skin is more likely to go into an over production of natural oils. If you never let your skin get parched in the first place, you may find that your face produces less oil on its own. Just use a light, oil free moisturizer and apply it sparingly to your greasiest spots. Try Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. This moisturizer comes in a gel instead of a cream, has no oil, and is specifically designed for people with shiny skin. The product is quite expensive, but a tiny drop goes a long way so the price should even out with less expensive products over the long term.
You can fight oily skin and breakouts during the day by using cosmetics specifically formulated for people with skin like yours. These cosmetics reduce shine, keep your skin matte, and even treat acne. Try Revlon's ColorStay Mineral Mousse. This mineral makeup comes in a lightweight mousse that will not feel heavy or cake on your skin. It should help to keep your skin matte, while the natural, mineral ingredients will treat acne and fight signs of aging. Throughout the day, carry a packet of blotting papers in your purse for touch ups. Lightly press the blotting paper to the oiliest places on your face to instantly lift grease away.