Got oily skin? You aren’t in the minority, that’s for sure. If you have oily skin, this likely first became apparent when you began wearing foundation. You probably thought it was the foundation making you oily, but it turns out your skin simply needs a product that speaks its language.

It can be so hard to find makeup that works for oily skin. And when you finally find some products that don’t allow the shine to break through, it feels heavy and cakey. We all know how the heavy-and-cakey foundation story ends -- blocked pores and breakouts. Don’t worry, we’re serving solutions today by sharing some tips on how to adjust your skincare for a lightweight, no-shine makeup look.

But first, don’t ever for a second feel like your skin type is a negative. Skin types are like noses, we all have one. Here’s how to own yours.


Oily Skin Needs Moisturizer - Don’t Let your Skin Deceive you

Breathe in and release all the chit chat you heard about moisturizer being too much for your oily skin. Your skin is working 24/7 to produce oil because it needs it - and yours just happens to produce a little extra! Help it out by quenching its thirst with a moisturizer day and night. If cream products seem like too much, try a water-based gel moisturizer for the daytime. And keep in mind that non-comedogenic is going to be the best for you.

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Eliminate Texture with a Little Balance

Balance is key to consistent skin. A little bit of all the right products goes a long way. In order to eliminate your slippery texture, you must keep skin purified. Wash your face in the AM and PM for 60 seconds at a time and then rinse. You can be sure a 5-second rinse does not allow the oils to break down and float away. If you’re feeling ambitious, you should also try a gentle resurfacing product. This can be done every once in a while to really dig deep below the pores and give your skin a clean canvas.

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Invest in a Good Serum

Serums are what you introduce into your routine when you’re ready to start taking skincare to the next level. Serums are lightweight formulas that deliver a high concentration of active ingredients to target certain skin concerns. If you’re prone to blemishes and redness, a good oil-free clearing serum could be exactly what your skincare routine is lacking. Better yet, if you invest in a high-quality serum, it can also double as a primer for your makeup! This is one of our best oily skin tips to date.

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Try to Aim for Water-Based Makeup

We know your skin type, so now we just have to buy with it in mind. Adding a heavy oil-based cream product to your skin can counteract all of the above steps by clogging pores. In turn, this will make your skin appear oily before noon even rolls around. Water-based products won’t weigh down your skin and will avoid some of the clogging and separation that can otherwise occur. Confidence comes from within, not from trying trending products that don’t support your skin type.

We hope these oily skin tips gave you a bit of motivation and inspiration to treat your skin type with love. If you’re interested in hearing what products other oily skin types have purchased and praised, join our Clean Skin Crew to get the scoop. When it comes to skincare, it’s always best to hear true testimonials than to buy blindly. Save yourself the stress and money, honey.