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9 Hacks To Control Shiny Face

Sonia OBrien

Posted on June 13 2019

use these hacks to control shiny face

You know that feeling when you walk pass a mirror and suddenly realize your face is shining like grandma's dining room chandelier.   It's that feeling like I know aliens are seeing me from space right now.  Everyone want their face to glow, but believe me, there is a fine balance between having glowing skin and a shiny face.  Not to mention the coming summer months, which tend to bring heat, sweat, and oil coming out of everywhere.  

Facial shine is caused by excess oils on the surface of your skin. For those with oily skin oil secretions tend to rear their shiny heads in the T-zone of the face. This is the forehead and down the nose and chin. Our natural oils can pop up here and make your skin appear shiny. 

To beat the oily, shiny face look we have 9 solutions for you:

1. Find The Right Toner 

Consider introducing a toner into your daily routine, which helps regulate your skin's oil production.  A toner with ingredients like lactic hydroxy acids help dry oily skin, setting the skin for the layers you put over in matte face land. 

2. Choose The Right Cleanser

If you tend to break out a lot, switching to a cleanser that fights zits keeps your skin looking matte smooth. Choose one with 2 percent salicylic acid, which helps break down oil in the pores but isn't over-drying.

3. Avoid Heavy Overnight Creams

Turn your bedtime beauty routine down a notch. If you use a cream, switch to a lotion; if you use a lotion, switch to a hydrating serum. And watch where you set them: You never have to moisturize your nose and regardless of the formula, be sure the product contains oil-zapping salicylic or glycolic acid, pore-shrinking caffeine, or anti-inflammatory niacinamide

4. Stick To Oil-Free Lotion

If oily skin were limited to the face, the word "bacne" wouldn't exist. The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash is a soap-free cleanser that fights body blemishes with tea tree oil, which is a natural astringent and is gentler than other acne-treating ingredients. That means soft, smooth skin is just a shower away.

5. Find A Matte Primer

Stick to oil free primers, try smoothing a tiny drop of Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Face Primer (we're talking the size of a caper) over your T-zone before applying your makeup for a gloriously shine-free finish that lasts all day. As an added bonus, it also blurs the appearance of large pores and keeps makeup from fading.

6. Use Oil-Free Or Matte Foundation

Foundation can be rough during summer months, especially those hot humid days — it melts into your pores and clogs them, and they produce even more oil. Try switching to a tinted moisturizer with silicone.

7.  Use a Moisturizer

If you do start getting oily, reach for more than a powder puff (it'll just lead to a makeup mess). Instead, try blotting papers, like the Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers

9. A Good Face Mask

Apply a clay mask, like Veda French Clay Mask ($18, Amazon) a few times a week to draw out impurities and keep grease flares under control, says Velez. Acne sufferers should opt for a sulfur mask instead to simultaneously clear angry pimples and unclog pores.

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