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1.Switch up your usual methods and try the Korean skincare routine. This routine suggests double cleansing with an oil-based cleanser, then with a water-based cleanser to help control oily skin.
2.Show oily pores the door with a deep-cleaning facial mask. This Aztec Secret Indian healing clay mask has over 13,650 five-star reviews on Amazon and literally sucks the oil out of your pores.
3.Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturizing is still necessary even if you have oily skin. Try this moisturizer made with aloe vera, manuka honey, coconut oil, and other natural ingredients to have your skin feeling hydrated without a greasy finish.
4.Remove your makeup before bed every night and focus especially on your forehead, nose, and chin. Makeup can clog pores, which can throw your sebum production into overdrive. Try makeup removal products that don't leave a heavy residue behind like this Garnier micellar cleansing water. It removes makeup and dirt while leaving oily skin with a matte finish. Goodbye, shine!
5.Educate yourself on which oils work best for your skin. I know adding oil to already greasy skin sounds counterproductive, but certain types can actually help control your sebum production. This argan oil with almost 800 positive reviews on Amazon will help decrease your sebum production without making your skin feel too dry.
6.Use oil blotting sheets to get rid of shine in a pinch. Blotting sheets absorb any visible oil to have you looking picture-perfect in no time. These bamboo charcoal oil blotting sheets have hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, are gentle on the skin, and make the perfect travel companions.
7.Feed your skin! This microdermabrasion sugar scrub made with manuka honey and walnut exfoliates and unclogs pores, leaving you with cleaner and softer skin.
8.Wear the right primer for *your* skin to keep your makeup in place AND keep your oily T-zone in check. This face primer with over 1,700 positive Amazon reviews is waterproof, long-lasting, and ∼mattifying∼. Plus, it minimizes pores!
9.Pull all that shine-causing gunk from your nose and face with Bioré deep-cleansing pore strips. Within 10-15 minutes, these strips work like magnets to pull blackheads, dirt, and oil from your pores, resulting in a shine-free look.
10.Apply translucent powder on your T-zone to keep shine away all day long. This setting powder has already won over thousands of Amazon customers with its all-day oil control and matte-finish. Not sure where to apply the powder? Follow the chart below to help you improve your shine coverage.
11.Wash away unwanted shine from your face with a daily cleanser designed specifically to combat oily skin. This La Roche-Posay foaming gel cleanser is oil-free, alcohol-free, AND paraben-free.
12.Get a toner that won't leave your skin high and dry. Thayer's witch hazel toner has earned a cult following among its 3,100+ happy reviewers. This toner has witch hazel, which works as an astringent to shrink pores, rose water to control excess oil, and aloe vera to keep your skin hydrated. Plus, it's alcohol-free. Get yourself this toner that does it all!
13.Drink water! It won't solely solve your problem of an oily T-zone, but drinking water keeps your skin hydrated so it may not feel the need to grease-out. Get an insulated water bottle to help you get your daily amount of H2O.
14.Protect your T-zone from UV rays with a product that doesn't leave your skin feeling like a total grease trap. Neutrogena's sunscreen for acne-prone skin is oil-free, non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores), and leaves your skin with a matte finish.
15.Remember, less is more when it comes to certain beauty products. Using too much of certain products leaves a layer of product on the surface of your skin that will not be properly absorbed, resulting in that dreaded T-zone shine.
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