Do you take on a shine around your nose, forehead and chin by lunchtime? You will surely be noticing it more now as the warm and humid days of summer approach. But even in the dead of winter, you may have problems with shiny, oily skin.
You know the drill. You put on matte foundation, only use translucent powder, yet voila—in a few hours you’ve got an oil slick sliding down your cheeks again. Don’t get mad—get mattified with these six summer fixers.
I’m already huge fan of the whole Korres pomegranate collection—so obsessed with the Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin ($12), which got me hooked with one swoosh. This little wonder tube is an oil-absorber that minimizes the look of pores for a smooth matte finish that lasts from sun up to sunset.
This multi-tasker treats the causes of shine—oil, perspiration, and humidity. Boasting a fresh powdered gel texture, dry to the touch, it will leave your skin feeling clean and pure throughout the grimiest days.
An oil-free beauty balm that covers lightly and controls oil with a bonus of SPF 30 protection using 100% mineral filters—an ideal one-stop summer skin companion.
For normal to oily skin, this skin polisher dissolves dead skin cells, oil and debris for a clear complexion that is refined and free of excess sebum. ($32) Also try the lovely Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum after cleansing to purify pores and hydrate.
Cover FX Blotting Powder ($24)
Take it to the matte with this blotting powder that controls oil and minimizes shine yet feels weightless on your skin. Choose from light, medium or deep. Perfect on top of your favourite BB cream.
Boscia Fashionably Matte ($22)
If you’re a blotting paper kind of gal, check out the pretty and feminine packaging of this mattifying duo that comes with 100 Green Tea Blotting Linens and 100 Fresh Blotting Linens—an absolute must for coping with tropical heat waves or when the A/C is on the fritz.