It’s nearly summer and for us oily skin people it is the most frustrating season of the year since our skin likes to overreact to the warm beautiful weather. Apparently, having oily skin is great in the long run since it reduces the amount of wrinkles that can occur but it’s not easy to see the positives when your face is so shiny you can basically fry chicken on your face.
For that reason, during this time of the year, I like to keep my skincare routine pretty simple to not over complicate and overwhelm my skin. In my routine I prefer lightweight moisturizers, minimal amounts of makeup (like very minimal), and I drink tons of water.
Since it is summer time most of us are more concerned on how tan we will get so minimal amounts of product on your skin will allow it to breath!
Keep reading to find out how I like to take care of my oily skin for the summer 🙂 .
Clean Your Face Morning & Night
Reduce the excessive amounts of oils your skin makes by cleansing your skin with a gentle oil-free face wash both in the morning and at night. If you wear makeup, using a makeup remover first to get rid of most of the makeup will allow the cleanser to properly do its job. Also, in my experience avoid waterproof makeup because it can be difficult to remove all of the makeup even with a remover and cleansing your face. In time, this can cause consist breakouts.
Moisturize Your Face No Matter How Oily You Are!
There is this huge misconception that if you have oily skin you don’t need to moisturize your face BUT that is 100% NOT TRUE. You need to moisturize your skin BECAUSE you have oily skin. When I was younger I was definitely the one to believe that my face wasn’t meant to be moisture but after reading in a magazine that it wasn’t true I tried it out for myself and it became a totally game changer for my skin.
When you don’t moisture your face your body compensates that by producing more oils to keep your skin moisturized which in turn, leads to major breakouts. So if you haven’t already, buy yourself a good oil-free lightweight facial moisturizer for the summer time ( I like to use the same moisturizer for both morning and night) and an oil-free denser moisturizer in the winter time for the dry months. Within a month or so you’ll begin to notice a difference in your skin and how much your skin doesn’t breakout.
Invest in a Purifying Facial Mask
Facial masks are definitely all the rage at the moment and for pretty positive reasons. They are helping to draw out toxins, help clean out your pores to give your skin a healthier looking complexion, and you can choose a mask that fits your skin type. I like using The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask once a week ( usually on Sundays ). Since the mask is also a scrub it can be a little too aggressive for the skin if you use it too often but I do like to use it as a spot treatment. Be sure to cleanse your face first, facial mask, then moisturize your face!
As for my current go-to summer makeup routine I like to use a concealer under my eyes, on blemishes, and as a eyeshadow primer then seal it all on my face with a translucent powder. After that, I lightly fill in my eyebrows with dark brown eyeshadow, add some mascara (sometimes a wing liner), and top it all off with blush.
There it is guys, my skincare routine for the summer!
I hope I was able to help some of you guys out that struggle with oily skin too because I know how annoying it is to have it. But once you know what works for your type of skin you’ll definitely appreciate it a lot more and are more willing to care for it.
Just because I prefer a minimal amount of product doesn’t mean you need to do the same! We all have different types of skin even if we are oily so some things may not react the same for you as it does for me. That is why I encourage you to experiment and do LOTS of research on products before you buy them. I do also believe in investing a bit more money for skincare because the results are pretty incredible and you can feel the difference.
I hope you all have an epic summer and make awesome memories! I love you all and I will see you soon.