I've lived with oily skin all my life. I think I've done almost everything to manage the shine and zits. I've tried shine-controlling toners, spot treatments, anti-acne facials, and invasive procedures like lasers and microneedling, So, I've got lots of tips on how to get rid of the most common oily skin problems—including the fast hacks and long-term solutions.
How To Get Rid Of The Most Common Oily Skin Problems
Shiny T-Zone; excess oil
5-second solution: Lightly tap the shiny areas with a facial tissue or oil-blotting film. Dab blurring primer or dust with loose powder.
5-minute solution: After doing your makeup, lightly dust translucent powder on the T-zone and cheeks. Spritz with setting spray and let it dry. Apply another layer of powder and mist again.
Benefit The POREfessional: Super Setter Makeup Setting Spray, P990/30ml, P1,950/120ml, Lazada
5-second solution part 1: "Erase" the zit in a jiffy with help of a pigmented concealer. Lightly dab and blend the product with your fingers.
5-second solution part 2: Put on a pimple patch to conceal and heal the breakout.
Hello Glow Pimple Patch (30 Clear Patches), P200, Lazada
5-minute solution: Before applying foundation or tinted moisturizer, spread a thin layer of blurring primer to fill in the pores.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Primer, P699, Lazada
5-minute solution: Put on a thin layer of green concealer to get rid of the redness. Apply a concealer or foundation that matches your skin tone to completely mask the acne mark.
Canmake Tokyo Cover & Stretch Concealer in C01 (Green), P770, Lazada
How to get rid of pimples, excess oil, large pores, and acne scars for good
My big girl advice to those who desire to get rid of oily skin problems: It's a life-long journey. You really can't get rid of them because you're born with that skin type (hello, genetics). BUT, you can manage them.
Have a consistent skincare routine
Cleanse, treat, and moisturize. These are the basic steps you need to follow to have a clear complexion. When you're consistent with your skincare regimen, the road to better skin will be so much easier. BTW, your skin needs a moisturizer because when it's dehydrated, the oil glands would produce more sebum. (READ: Here's How You Can Build An Effective Minimalist Skincare Routine)
Use exfoliating acids.
Glycolic and salicylic acids are just some of the exfoliants that can help you achieve your skincare goals. Glycolic acid renews the skin and fades dark spots and acne marks. Salicylic acid purges the dirt and sebum from the pores—this ability helps treat and prevent pimples and blackheads.
Ole Henriksen Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner, P970/65ml; P1,770/90ml, Sephora
Never skip sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen is crucial, even it's a cloudy or rainy day. The infrared heat can trigger acne flare-ups and pigmentation. you're in luck because there are non-sticky formulas that won't make your face appear greasy available in the market.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50, P579/88ml, Lazada
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