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Top 5 Ways to Control an Oily Face in Summer

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

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Let’s be honest. A problem all of us as humans have is controlling an oily face in the summer. Between the sun constantly beating down on us, causing the sweat to flow freely, and the humidity causing perfectly applicated makeup to run with no hesitation, summer weather can be a huge problem for our faces.

I’m sure at some point you have been completely bewildered by the effect the heat can have on your physical presentation. Sometimes it’s enough to make us stay inside on a beautiful summer day. At this point, there are plenty of reasons for us to have had enough with oily summer faces. It’s time to take action against the summer heat. But, do not fret for too long–there are many tips and tricks to control an oily face during the summer. Here are 5 ways to control an oily face this Summer.

woman enjoying the sun in summer

Tone Down the Makeup

In the summer, rather than wearing a heavy foundation, try using a tinted moisturizer. Not only it’s lighter on the skin, but many of them contain SPF to protect the skin from the intense summer sun. Foundation tends to melt in the skin, clogging pores, and then produce more oil. Try a mattifying setting spray to keep the tinted moisturizer in place, while preventing high shine. Mattifying setting spray also feels very refreshing on the skin, especially in high temperatures.

If a setting spray is far out of your spectrum of comfortability, try using a mineral based powder. Mineral based powders are light on the skin and soak up sweat and oil beautifully.

woman doing makeup for summer

Use the Right Facial Products

Some facial exfoliators and cleansers do a great job of washing impurities out of the skin, however, they can also tend to dry out the skin or make the skin extra oily. Try using a cleanser with two percent salicylic acid, which actively fights oil in the pores without drying out the skin. If a cleanser has more than two percent salicylic acid it can dry out the skin, but if it’s under two percent it can not fight oil and breakouts as effectively.

Also, don’t skip moisturizer. We often think that if our skin is oily, we don’t need any extra moisturizer, but it’s a wrong idea. Skin tends to produce more oil if you don’t use a moisturizer. So choose a lightweight product and use it after washing your face.

skin care products for summer


Keep Blotting Sheets on Hand

Blotting sheets come in travel size packaging for on-the-go access. Blotting sheets can be powder based or not, and, when placed on the skin, soak up oil laying on the skin’s surface.


Eat Right

As hard as it is to control our eating tendencies, eating the wrong foods can heavily impact the oiliness and shine of the skin. It is common knowledge to avoid fried foods and foods with large amounts of fats in the ingredients. However, most people do not realize the negative effects that spicy foods can have on the skin due to the sweat it induces. Instead, try to eat more foods that are loaded with Vitamin A. For example, carrots, kale, spinach, cantaloupe, berries, and apricots are all great options of foods high in Vitamin A levels.

healthy food for healthy skin


Use an Exfoliating Face Mask

Put on a facial mask that is clay or salicylic acid based. Both clay and salicylic acid based masks do a great job of soaking up oil on the skin’s surface, as well as drawing out oil lying in the skin’s pores.

woman in a face mask

Try a few of the tips above to control an oily face this summer, or try all of them. Control your shine while at home or on the beach, saying goodbye to oily skin for the hot weather!


About The Author:


Jordan is the beauty and brains behind Beautifully Alive! She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes. The self-proclaimed Zumba Queen has a passion for beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!


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