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How To Care for Oily Skin in the Summer

Try these must-have tips and tricks for managing oily skin in the summer months.
June 20, 2022

There’s no doubt summer is a magical time of year, but when you have oily skin you can’t help but think about how the warmer temperatures and humidity make your oily skin even slicker. It’s harder to do your makeup, your skin care routine needs a switch up and somehow everything seems to melt off. So, what can you do? Using skin care and makeup geared towards managing oil can make a world of a difference. Follow these 10 oily skin tips to upgrade your summer skin care and makeup routines.

How to Take Care Of Oily Skin in the Summer

Caring for oily skin in the summer is as easy as adding a few tweaks to your skin care and makeup routines to help manage oil production. Something as simple as adding a daily clay cleanser to your routine can do wonders for mattifying your complexion. Switching to lighter makeup products and using a smudge-proof setting spray are great fixes to help your makeup last longer in the heat. Easy right? Keep reading to learn all our tips and tricks for caring for oily skin in the summertime.

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1. Try a Clay Facial Cleanser

When it comes to summer skin care and managing oily skin, it’s all about looking for products that help to mattify. It’s best practice to cleanse morning and night so introduce a mattifying, clay cleanser like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detoxify And Brighten Cleanser. Powered with three different types of clays and enhanced with charcoal, this cleanser transforms from clay to mousse and removes everyday impurities from the surface of your skin without over-drying. 

Once a day, squeeze the facial cleanser onto your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage it onto your face in circular motions, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

2. Use a Non-Greasy Moisturizer

Think you can skip moisturizer if you have oily skin? Think again! In the summer, look for a lightweight moisturizer formulated for oily skin, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask. This moisturizing overnight mask is formulated with hyaluronic acid and pro-retinol to help provide long-lasting hydration with a non-greasy finish. Smooth it over your face and neck at night after cleansing.

3. Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen

Spoiler alert — skipping sunscreen is never a good idea. After moisturizing your oily skin, reach for a broad-spectrum sunscreen. According to the American Academy Of Dermatology (AAD), you should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, along with taking other sun protection measures. Those include limiting your time in the sun, wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, sporting a broad-brimmed hat and reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours — and immediately after swimming or sweating. 

As far as picking a sunscreen for oily skin goes, consider looking for one that’s oil-free and non-comedogenic. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert Day Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a moisturizer with built in SPF, formulated with niacinamide and peptides to help lock in moisture and brighten the skin tone while offering non-greasy hydration. Apply to dry, moisturized skin every morning.

4. Add Exfoliation To Your Weekly Routine

Exfoliating should be an essential step in your weekly skin care routine if you have oily skin. To remove dead skin cells and buildup from the surface of your skin, use a face scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub. Formulated with three types of sugar and Kona coffee grounds, this face scrub works to gently buff away dead skin cells and pore-clogging impurities. Use it three times a week for best results.

5. Mattify the Look Of Your Complexion With a Face Mask

Clay face masks are one of the most popular skin care products out there — and if you have oily skin, you can see huge benefits by adding one to your summer skin care routine. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is formulated with three types of clay and enhanced with charcoal to help draw out impurities and reduce the look of excess shine. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. 

6. Invest in a Travel-Friendly Facial Cleanser

If you’re going to be traveling a lot this summer, pick up a no-rinse cleansing option that you can use on the go, like micellar water. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types cleans dirt and makeup while purifying the skin in one step. Sweep it across your face using a cotton pad and you’re good to go.

7. Switch To Tinted Moisturizer

Hot and humid temps that melt off makeup are the worst. The best way to avoid melting makeup is to adopt a less is more approach. Instead of piling on multiple products, opt for a tinted moisturizer like the L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer. This water-based tinted moisturizer offers lightweight, natural coverage and won’t clog pores thanks to an oil-free formula made with witch hazel and aloe vera. 

8. Always Use a Primer Before Makeup

When you have oily skin, you may find that your face makeup has a hard time staying put in the summer heat. The best way to boost the life of your makeup is to introduce a mattifying primer into your routine like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer. Designed to smooth the surface of your skin while absorbing excess oil, expect a long-wearing, matte finish with each use.

9. Set Your Makeup

While using primer helps to extend your makeup, it never hurts to go one step further and set your makeup too. After you’re done applying makeup, reach for a setting spray like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray to lock in your makeup. This non-comedogenic, oil-free mist extends your makeup for smudge-proof, all day wear.

10. Keep Blotting Sheets on Hand

Blotting sheets can seriously come in handy if you have oily skin. Just press one onto your complexion to help soak up excess shine throughout the day. Bonus — they’re compact enough to keep on you at all times.

Next: 6 Effective Tips For Washing Oily Skin

Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo by: Chaunte Vaughn

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