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Best Skin Care Products for Oily Skin

Posted on May 18 2017

How many of you curse your oily skin? Do you look at others, with their regular skin, and wish for something different? Sure, not having to deal with oily skin seems appealing. Maybe your face will feel cleaner. Maybe you won’t have as much of that shine. The good news? Controlling oily skin is completely doable! Using the right ingredients will make all the difference to the look and feel of your skin. And even better? There are many benefits of oily skin that those with other skin types are envious of!

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What are the benefits of oily skin, you may ask? Your oily skin keeps and maintains moisture better than other skin types, which means you don’t have to deal with the curse of dry skin in winter. Your oily skin also slows down signs of aging, and keeps your skin looking dewy and fresh. But, if you’re looking to control the oil, these 5 ingredients are just some of the many ingredients that can help you manage and even heal your oily skin. 

Kaolin and Bentonite

Have you ever heard of these ingredients? Although not as well known, they are very effective. Kaolin and Bentonite are a naturally occurring white clay that help absorb oil and give your skin a matte look. They both have a velvety feel on the skin, absorb excess sebum, and treat blackheads and pores. You can use this 1-3 times per week until your oil is under control.  

Oil Free Moisturizers

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When you hear the word “moisturizer”, oil free is probably the last thing you’d assume it would be. For those of us with oily skin, regular moisturizers seem to clog pores and create breakouts more than anything else. But with the right ingredients, oil free moisturizers will leave your skin feeling healthy and fresh after use. The ingredient dimethicone provides moisture to the skin by mimicking oil. Hyaluronic acid traps water in the skin, binding 1,000 times its weight in water. Both of these ingredients will help you skin retain moisture, will help heal the skin after using harsh products that dry out oil, and will help with anti-aging. 

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is ideal for oily skin for a variety of reasons. It is able to penetrate skin deeply and easily. As a result, it not only reduces excessive oil and prevents the plugging of pores (leading to acne breakouts), it also treats fine lines and dull skin, giving your skin a youthful, bright glow.


The term “retinol” seems synonymous with anti-aging. Many swear by it for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. But this vitamin A derivative does more than help with anti-aging. While it does target wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and age spots, it is also great for combating oily skin. How, you may ask? Retinol builds up collagen and firms up skin, which helps keep pores tighter. And why are tighter pores important? Tighter pores help downplay any shine because they create and emit less oil.   So remember, oily skin isn’t all bad. Incorporate the right ingredients to help control it, and embrace the parts of having oily skin that make others jealous!

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