Oily skin can be defined as skin that produces too much sebum—an oily substance naturally found in the skin that helps to moisturize and protect it.
Common issues associated with oily skin are excess shine on the face—especially along the T-zone area—as well as clogged pores and acne breakouts. But it’s not all bad: According to dermatologists, people with oily skin tend to have fewer wrinkles! If you’re unsure about your skin type, consult your general doctor or dermatologist. All IT Cosmetics products are developed with plastic surgeons’ insights and dermatologists’ ingredient and skincare expertise.
To help control oily skin, it’s a good idea to incorporate a non-comedogenic face toner with mattifying properties into your skincare routine. Apply it morning and night after cleansing to smooth skin and minimize the look of large pores.
People with oily skin sometimes shy away from moisturizers because they think it’s going to make their skin oilier. It’s actually the opposite that’s true: Skin that doesn’t get enough moisture will overcompensate by producing too much oil. That’s why it’s so important to moisturize daily even if you have oily skin. We recommend using an oil-free facial moisturizer that delivers long-lasting hydration in a lightweight formula.
When it comes to the best makeup for oily skin, you’re smart to choose complexion products with matte finishes and oil-controlling ingredients. Take, for example, our best-selling CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40, which provides a natural-looking matte finish that lasts, and is infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil and tea tree extract to fight blemishes. The eye area is another place where oil tends to build up, so opt for a waterproof eyeliner and brow pencil that won’t budge. A translucent setting powder is also key to blurring the look of pores and keeping shine under control throughout the day.