Steamy temperatures can mean oily skin. “The combination of greater humidity and the fact that you’re sweating more can exacerbate oil production, resulting in increased shine,” says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch to Allure.
So here’s how to stay cool & fight the shine!
Gel for a while
“Stop using the heavier cream cleansers that you benefit from in winter. Instead, switch to a gel to help control and absorb oil.” We like Clinique Wash-Away Gel Cleanser.
Do the math
“Leave your cleanser on twice as long before rinsing and then use half as much moisturizer as you typically do. The same product will work totally differently.”
Can’t touch this
It may seem counterintuitive, but tackling shine by overexfoliating only worsens the problem. “When you aggressively strip the skin of oil, the skin acts as if it’s under attack, which often can yield even more oil.”
As if you need yet another reason to wear sunscreen: “Oil is actually something your skin produces to help heal injuries, so sun exposure is only going to make you produce more oil.”
Use a powder that contains clay. It functions almost like a sponge, soaking up any oil, without adding bulk to your skin. A good one: Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder.