To be exact, the thing to keep at bay is not oily skin - which by itself is totally normal and even beneficial in many ways- but some of its annoying side effects.
The following are the most effective products that you can include in your daily grooming routine to prevent shine, blackheads and others problems that can stem from oily skin:
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Shine control toner
Kiehl's, € 18
If you wish to reduce excess fat and sweat from the face in one fell swoop Anytime of the day, consider Kiehl's Oil Eliminator Toner. Presented in the form of a convenient spray (it is as simple as pressing and letting its ultra-light mist act on its own), this product not only controls the shine of the skin, restoring its original matte appearance, but also provides a pleasant sensation of freshness.
Oil control facial cleanser
Mankind, € 26.95
When you have oily skin, consider washing your face frequently. Prevent dryness caused by regular washing (something that can happen even if you produce a lot of sebum) by choosing a gentle cleanser specially formulated for oily skin, like this one from Lab Series. Use it in the morning, before moving on to the rest of the products in your daily routine, as well as at night, to eliminate toxins and sebum that may have accumulated during the day.
Activated charcoal soap
Lucky Vitamin, € 3.82
Activated charcoal is considered as the solution to countless skin problems, including excess sebum. The Grandpa Soap Co. pairs charcoal with other skin-friendly ingredients - like peppermint oil or organic hemp oil - in this bar of soap that you can apply both on the skin of the body and on the face. In addition to dirt, activated charcoal can also kill viruses and bacteria, which makes it very interesting for people with a tendency to acne.
Mr Porter, € 35
While applying more oil to a sebum-prone face may seem counter-productive, facial oils can actually be your allies if you have oily skin. Unlike most moisturizers (which leave a film that can clog pores and cause sweating), oils and serums are absorbed very quickly. In this way, hydrates the skin while allowing it to breathe properly. Remember to apply your oil after cleanser and toner so that, once the dirt is removed, its moisturizing capacity is greater.