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If you have oily skin, you know that it can be challenging to maintain the appearance of a shine-free complexion. In fact, you’ve likely experienced the frustration of your makeup sliding around your face and your skin looking greasy by midday—which is where a face mask for oily skin comes into play. Switching up the skin care products you use in your skin care routine can make all the difference in your oily complexion. When you have oily skin, looking for skin care products that are mattifying, such as a facial cleanser, face moisturizer, and face mask, can help minimize the appearance of excess shine. Today, we’re here to talk to you about face masks for oily skin in particular. But, how do you choose the best oily skin face mask and avoid making any face mask mistakes? Keep reading to learn about our best face mask for oily skin and how to update your skin care routine for oily skin.
Oily skin deserves special care, and face masks are one of the best ways to show your skin some extra TLC. Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. To help rid your pores of this unwanted buildup, choose an oily skin face mask that’s formulated with clay. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask is formulated with three types of clay (kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava) and enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and excess oils. Over time, it will reduce the look of excess shine.
Using our face mask for oily skin is simple—very simple. Just apply an even layer of our face mask to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Use three times a week for best results.
If you have oily skin and you haven’t yet incorporated multi-masking into your routine, it’s high time to give it a try. If you’ve ever experienced excess oil, you likely know that the greasiest area on your complexion tends to be the T-zone—aka your forehead, nose, and chin. However, oftentimes while these spots are oily, other areas of the face, like the cheeks or under-eyes, are dehydrated at the same time. If this is ever the case, you won’t want to use a mattifying face mask all over your complexion, because it won’t benefit your dry areas. That’s where multi-masking comes into play. Use our best mask for oily skin on only your oily areas and try the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask on patches of dry, stressed out skin.
Have spots where you’re breaking out or dealing with blackheads? Apply the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask to these areas. Inspired to give multi-masking a try? For more about multi-masking, read our article How to Multi-Mask.
A skin care routine can’t consist solely of masking—even if it’s the most fun part of your regimen! Here, find a complete skin care routine for oily skin.
It’s important to cleanse your oily skin when you wake up and before you go to bed. As far as your nighttime skin care routine goes, it’s a major skin care mistake to snooze in your makeup. That’s because cosmetics can mix with the dirt and oils that have built up on the surface of the skin, leading to clogged pores, and in turn, breakouts and blackheads. Use a gentle micellar water, such as the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal to Oily Skin, which will lift makeup, dirt, and impurities away from the surface of the skin. The best part about this cleansing method is, if you’re feeling lazy at night, you can keep the micellar water and a couple of cotton pads on your nightstand for easy access—there’s no need to rinse off after using.
Double cleansing is a skin care trend that’s practically made for oily skin types. If you think your complexion may benefit from an extra round of cleansing, reach for a clay-to-mousse facial cleanser that can help mattify the appearance of your skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify and Mattify Cleanser. To use, squeeze a nickel-sized dollop of the facial cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Massage it onto your skin, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Nope, you shouldn’t skip moisturizer if you have oily skin. No really, we’re serious! For normal and oily skin types, external factors like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing can damage skin’s moisture barrier, causing loss of moisture and an increase in oil production—resulting in an overly shiny-looking complexion. So, what kind of moisturizer should you use if you have oily skin? Consider reaching for a water-based moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration and a matte finish.
Sometimes, oily skin needs a little extra attention, and that’s where a face mask can come in handy. Plus, isn’t it totally relaxing to sit back and chill while a face mask works its magic? Now that you know all about our best face mask for oily skin—the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask—and how to use it both on its own and to multi-mask, add it to your skin care routine three times a week for best results.
Just because you have skin that’s on the oilier side doesn’t mean you can assume you’re safe from signs of skin aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Whatever your age or skin type, we’d argue that it’s crucial to use a nourishing eye cream, such as the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel, every single morning and evening.
Next up: makeup tips for oily skin. Check out our article on How to Apply Makeup to Oily Skin.
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