Have you been waiting for summer but now regret it?
Does your oily skin ruin your Insta photo opp?
Is greasy skin becoming too much to handle?
Well, this summer is going to be different! Oily skin can be blamed on overly active oil glands that constantly release natural oils to protect the skin and hydrate it. Not only does it look bad, but it’s also harmful to the skin because of the dead cells and environmental grime. And not to mention, sweat and sebum do not go well together – who wants painful pimples in summer?
So if you’ve been waiting for facial care products to beat oily skin, we’ve got you covered.
Try a Clay Mask
Clay masks are always amazing to use in summer. Not only do they soak up excess grease as they dry, they also purify and decongest your skin and are a staple in organic skin care.
One of the best ways to use clay masks is right before your bedtime skin care regiment – and with a little bit of apple cider vinegar!
Let Your Skin Soak in Some Hyaluronic Acid
When the skin loses its moisture for whatever reason, it begins to overproduce oil to compensate.
Enter Hyaluronic Acid. It keeps your skin hydrated and also attracts moisture from the atmosphere to inhibit sebum production! You’re left with smooth, plump and non-greasy skin.
Bring Out the Big Guns: Retinol
We all know the new Holy Grail in skin care: Retinol! Known to reverse signs of aging and literally regenerate new skin, it’s much more than that.
Retinol also helps to tighten your skin, which means your pores shrink. It also helps to reduce sebum production, too – and both of these factors together limit the grease, shine, and the painful acne. Get yourself a retinol moisturizer now!
Good Ol’ Vitamin C
There’s always one use or another for a Vitamin C serum for face use. Known to battle oxidative stress, not only is it one of the best natural anti aging products, but it’s also great for oily skin.
It works great for skin that’s prone to acne due to over greasiness, and also helps to boost collagen and increase the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Definitely a daily morning must for summer.
And another way to deal with greasy skin is to use oil-free, non-comedogenic, and natural products. You don’t want to add excess moisture to your skin, especially when it’s already in oil-producing overdrive.
So what products will you try this summer to battle greasy skin? Let us know!
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Jennifer Valdino is a Facialist and Skincare Expert. She frequently shares her general approach to caring for your skin through many public speeches. Jennifer truly understands how confidence having a bad skin can be, and she’s passionate about sharing her knowledge for tackling it. She knows first-hand how skin is so intrinsically linked to confidence as well as the best science-backed method to handle it.
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