During the summer, when you’re constantly working up a sweat (even without working out), taking care of oily skin becomes a clear priority. But once the season passes, there’s no excuse to let your skin care regimen fall to the wayside. Taking care of oily skin is important no matter the season, and fall is no exception. Follow these five oily skin tips tailored to the cooler weather of autumn.
Oily Skin Tip #1: Use a Clay Cleanser
When you have oily skin, choosing a facial cleanser is one of the most important things you have to do. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which is formulated to transform from clay to mousse and rid the surface of your skin of impurities without over-drying. Squeeze the cleanser into your hands, then add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face, then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Oily Skin Tip #2: Use Moisturizer that Mattifies
Moisturizing is a must, even when you have oily skin. In case you haven’t heard, skipping out on moisturizer can actually end with your skin producing extra oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. No thanks! You’re better off moisturizing in the first place. With that said, it doesn’t mean the moisturizer that works for your dry-skinned friend will be a good fit for you. Stick with moisturizer formulated for oily skin with a matte finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin.
Oily Skin Tip #3: Indulge in Multiple Face Masks
As the seasons shift, it’s the perfect time to make changes and start taking better care of yourself. One way to do that, which you’ll surely enjoy, is to make face masks a regular aspect of your beauty routine. 2-3 times a week, multi-mask to work on all your complexion concerns. Smooth different face masks onto different spots on your face, depending on your skin concerns. Try a combo of any of the following: L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask. (Once you’ve mastered multi-masking, learn our 8 Face Mask Hacks That’ll Make Your Skin Care Routine More Fun.)
Oily Skin Tip #4: Opt for Oil-Free Foundation
Skin care is obviously a major aspect of managing your skin, but makeup matters, too. Rather than end up with skin that looks even shinier, reach for a matte foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to apply, then set with a face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder, to help keep your makeup from slipping away throughout the day.
Oily Skin Tip #5: Keep Blotting Sheets Handy
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to keep shine at bay when you have an oily complexion, you may end up with greasy-looking skin a few hours into the day. Rather than piling on more powder, which can lead to makeup that looks heavy and cakey, use blotting sheets to soak up excess oil—without messing up your makeup.
Oily Skin Tip #6: Remove Makeup Before Bed
After a long day at work or school, it’s probable that all you’ll want to do is slip between the sheets and let your head hit the pillow. But, hold up. Before going to sleep, it’s a necessity to remove your makeup. Really, it’s one of the major rules when it comes to beauty, and it’s especially important for those with oily skin. Overnight, your makeup can mix with the oils on the surface of your skin, which can lead to clogged pores, and clogged pores can lead to breakouts. Keep a no-rinse cleansing option like micellar water near your bed to make makeup removal easy. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with some of the liquid and wipe the pad across your face. Sweet dreams!
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