Flag this photoOily skin can be a nuisance. In severe cases it can give your face an excessive shine and it can also lead to acne and other unsightly flaws. There are ways to keep your face less oily throughout the day, but remember that you don't want to overdo your efforts and dry your skin out. Be vigilant, and your skin will be a lot less oily.Related Searches:Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll NeedSoapWarm waterCotton swabOil-free foundationWitch hazel (optional)Oil-blotting paperSuggest Edits1
Wash your face gently with soap and warm water. Be careful with scented soaps because they can be harsh to your skin -- use a soap that will not dry out your face or cause allergies. Do this every morning and evening. Avoid harsh rubbing or scrubbing. Use a makeup remover before you cleanse your face at night. If your skin is still significantly oily, gently rub your face with witch hazel -- a common liquid astringent found in pharmacies -- afterwards, using a cotton swab.2
Use oil-free foundation. Choose a brand within your budget and test several to see which suits you best. Avoid putting too much on at one time; only use it to even out your skin tone.3
Blot your skin with oil-blotting paper throughout the day as necessary. Choose a brand of oil-blotting paper within your budget and test several to see which suits you best. Set your face with powder that is colorless and oil-free.Tips & Warnings
Avoid overdrying your skin. This will lead your pores to secrete even more oil in response to what they perceive as harsh environmental conditions, and your skin will become even more oily in the long run.
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