If your skin looks less than matte at the best of times, it can become an oil slick in the summer. With increased temperatures comes greater humidity – and 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.
1. CLEANSE PROPERLY
Double-cleansing can be the key to getting rid of oily skin in the summer. As the saying goes, “like attracts like” and using a gentle oil cleanser as the first step in your cleansing routine can make a world of difference. We recommend Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil to gently remove makeup and dislodge oil-based products from your pores. Brightening stone crop hydrates and moisturizes for a healthy looking complexion.
Then, cleanse on a deeper scale with Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser. Regardless of whether your skin has a tendency to break out, switching to a cleanser that is formulated for problem skin can help keep your skin looking matte during oil-inducing summer months (Allure). This award winning cleanser is infused with cucumber, tea tree oil and yogurt to treat oily skin without stripping it of moisture.
2. REMEMBER TO WEAR SUNSCREEN
While slathering on sunscreen may seem like a recipe for disaster for an oily complexion, Allure says, “A healthy dose of sunblock (a teaspoon for your face), surprisingly, helps control oil and shine.” Apply Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals throughout the day to help control the look of shine and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Stunning supermodel Kate Upton doesn’t leave for vacation without it.
3. GO MAKEUP FREE
Take a cue from Alicia Keys and embrace your makeup-free beauty this summer – or at the very least, forgo your foundation! Not only is a lighter look on trend for summer, but conventional melting makeup can clog your pores and cause your skin to produce even more oil. We recommend swapping your daily foundation for a lighter, tinted moisturizer like Eminence Organics Caramel Latte Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25 (also available in Vanilla Latte) or Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint Moisturizer SPF 15.
We hope you find these tips helpful for keeping your skin looking balanced and beautiful this summer!