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Ways to stay shine-free this summer

facial cleanserThe heat is on and summer is under way which means for a lot of us, oily skin problems! For some, we find it hard to maintain healthy and shine-free skin during this type of weather. Here are some tips to use this summer to remain oil-free skin.

1. Switch from regular facial cleanser and begin using oil-free facial cleanser

If you have oily-skin, sometimes you wake up in the morning with a shiny, oily forehead. Immediately start your morning removing the oil from your face by using oil-regulating cleanser. A good cleanser to use is an oil-regulating cleanser that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is good for skin because not only does it clear your pores but it also keeps oil from returning throughout the day.

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2. Use toner

After washing your face with the oil-regulating cleanser, it is best to use toner, not astringent facial products. We say use toner instead because certain astringent products can leave your face extremely dry which will cause more oil to be produced on your face than normal.

3. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

Make sure you are exfoliating and scrubbing your face weekly! When you scrub, you are washing away all of the dead skin that is on your face. This will also help the other oil-free products you are using more effective.

4. Mask Your Face

It is always a great idea to maybe once a week apply a facial clay-mask. This will help clear some of those pores as well as lowering the oil production on the face.

With these weekly steps, you should be able to maintain less oily skin for the summer. Some products that you can use this summer include:

  • Tea Tree Toner Cleansing
  • Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser
  • Suki Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Aesop Facial Cleanser

Meashel Monique (@meashelmonique)