It’s August in Texas. It’s Hot. And with increased temperatures comes greater humidity that can lead to an increase in oil production from your skin’s sebaceous glands. While sebum contains lipids and fats that protect your skin from drying environmental stressors, too much of it can make your skin’s surface extra oily.
If you are struggling to control your oily skin this summer, here are a few tips on how to adjust your skincare routine.
The best skin care regimen to help keep summer skin matte, yet moisturized, should include cleansing (possibly twice daily) with an oil based face wash. Sounds strange, but remember the old adage, “like attracts like”. At night, a good quality oil cleanser such as Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil will gently remove makeup and dislodge oil-based products from your pores, without over drying, which can actually trigger more oil production. In the morning, use a gentle cleanser, like the Stone Crop Gel Wash to wash away impurities without drying out the skin.
Use an exfoliant that is gentle enough for daily use to remove dead skin and other impurities that can make your skin look dull. We love Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. You can easily add it to your cleanser to cleanse and exfoliate at the same time!
Moisturize and protect
Don’t skip a moisturizer thinking that it will add more oil. Remember that over-drying the skin will cause an overproduction of oil. And of course, ALWAYS wear an SPF. Eminence Organics Red Currant Protective Moisturizer with SPF 30 is the best summer moisturizer for oily skin! It moisturizes, cools, controls oil production AND has SPF 30!
Blotting sheets are great to keep handy throughout the day. They can absorb any extra oil produced without disrupting makeup. Use them as needed, to remove oil, without adding extra, pore-blocking makeup.