It is really annoying when you look in the mirror and a greasy-looking face stares back at you. Oily skin can be difficult to maintain, when you know that those super-shiny zones will make an appearance by noon, bringing your beauty game crashing down.
Read on to find out some super simple ways to control excess shine from the T- and U-zones of your face.
- Pick the correct cleanser
- Always use a toner
- Carry blotting papers with you
- Use a targeted face mask
- Never skip the primer
- Use matte makeup products
Pick the correct cleanser
The first step towards controlling oily zones on the face is to pick a cleanser that is specifically meant for oily skin type. Opt for one that has oil-controlling and acne fighting properties. We recommend using the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash as it keeps excess sebum production under control and fights acne causing bacteria.
Always use a toner
Every time you wash your face, the pH level of your skin goes for a toss, making the oil production in your T-zones worse. Therefore, it becomes mandatory to use a toner to help balance the pH levels of your skin, get rid of excess oil and soothe your skin. Remember to use an alcohol-free toner that is enriched with anti-acne ingredients such as salicylic acid to keep your skin clear and flawless.
Carry blotting papers with you
Blotting papers are an amazing way to combat shiny zones on your face. These sheets are a great way to instantly get rid of excess shine from the T-zones without affecting your makeup, which is a major concern with using a face wash to freshen up.
Use a targeted face mask
Use a face mask that is specially formulated for people with oily skin and has ingredients such as tea tree oil, clay or activated charcoal. For people with combination skin, it is best to apply this face mask only on the zones that tend to get oily and not to the entire face. This ensures that you don't further dehydrate the already dry parts of your face. You can multi-mask, by applying a hydrating mask to the dry regions (cheeks and chin) of your face and oil-controlling masks to the oilier zones (forehead and nose).
Never skip the primer
Primer is always the first step in your makeup routine and one that you should never skip. If you have oily zones on your face, using a makeup primer such as Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Primer becomes all the more necessary. Specially formulated for oily skin, this primer not only makes your makeup last longer, but also prevents excess sebum production to keep your skin matte all day long.
Use matte makeup products
If you are dealing with oily zones on your face, the last thing you want to do is to add shimmer to your face. Using matte makeup products will help control excess sebum production and ensure that your skin looks matte all day long.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Sep 26, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!