Having oily skin, I’m always battling against shine, because there’s a difference between dewy and an oil slick. But summer days tend to bring shine even to those that have dry skin. So here’s a guide on how to have amazing shine-free skin on the hottest summer days.
STEP ONE. – CLEANSE CORRECTLY
Use a cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of your natural oils, making your skin work overdrive trying to replenish them. Instead, choose a mild cleanser like Glossier’s Jelly Cleanser.
STEP TWO. – CHANGES TO EVERYDAY MAKEUP
When summer rolls on by one need to choose the makeup that isn’t as heavy on the skin. So skip the full coverage foundation and go for something lightweight, such as a tinted moisturizer. Some amazing tinted moisturizers are Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint or Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint. Both of these come with SPF.
STEP THREE. – USE MATTIFYING PRIMER
One of the ways to keep the shine at bay is to use a mattifying primer prior to applying anything else on your skin after cleansing. Some of my faves are Milk Makeup Pore Eclipse Mattifying Primer and NYX High Glass Face Primer.
STEP FOUR. – MILD TONER
Use a mild toner when trying to keep skin shine-free. Some of the best mild toners are Fenty Fat Water and Origins Zero Oil Toner.
STEP FIVE. – EXFOLIATE SKIN
Exfoliating skin twice a week truly helps with keeping skin looking healthy and shine-free. Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Exfoliator is the best choice for this.