Summer skincare tips for oily skin
Beat the heat with these tips to keep summer’s shine at bay.
Popsicles. Crop tops. The scent of coconut on your skin. These are the things that are quintessentially summer. But you know what doesn’t go with the party season? Oily, greasy skin. The rising heat and humidity can send your skin’s oil glands into overdrive, taking you from naturally dewy to too-shiny (ugh). Here’s how you can look and stay fresh all season long.
Prevent the a-pore-calypse
When your skin gets oily, clogged pores may follow. An uptick in sebum production means that your pores are not only accommodating excess oil, but also trapping dirt, impurities, and even more dead skin with it – leading to congestion issues. When that happens, it’s blackhead and blemish galore.
To keep your pores clear, try adding a toner or serum with salicylic acid to your routine. Extracted from willow tree bark, salicylic acid is a popular Beta Hydroxy Acid that gets deep into your pores to gently exfoliate old and dead skin cells.
Excess oil and dead skin can build up in your pores and make them look bigger than usual.