Oily skin sufferers may blame their unceasingly shiny complexions on the weather. But, truth be told, the sun doesn’t need to be beating down to cause skin that looks more slick than sleek to occur. Partially due to hormones and genetics, skin that looks more slippery than dewy can be a major problem and even a source of embarrassment. Here, we offer up five easy fixes for a matte visage every day of the year.
Clay may be one of nature’s best-known beauty ingredients and green clay is heralded at the top of the complexion perfecting apex as it draws out excess oil and impurities. Find it in Triumph & Disaster Roll & Roll Suicide Face Scrub ($34) to get skin looking spick and span with nary a drop of grease in sight.
Over-the-counter and prescription-strength skin-care products that boast salicylic or glycolic acid are a must, according to Beverly Hills dermatologist Rhonda Rand, MD. “I like microdermabrasion or light glycolic peels to clean out the oil. Treatments like these also prevent the pores from reflecting as much light, which can make them look larger,” says Dr. Rand. “And, if you are super oily, use a benzoyl-peroxide based cleanser,” she says.
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