Mattify Your Skin With 5 Shine Control Tips

Oily skin can be quite bothering, and we know that facial blotters might not be the best and a long term solution to it. How then, should we control the shine, which could potentially make us look really un-fresh & kill our confidence? Below is a compilation of 5 useful tips that helps in mattifying oily skin.

#1 Wash right

Washing right might sound extremely commonsensical, but the trick really is to get the right cleanser. We recommend choosing one with salicylic acid, which helps to break down oil in the pores. It degreases but does not over dry your skin.

#2 Use a physical sunscreen


Physical sunscreens help to control oil & shine, since it contains oil absorbing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Plus, it prevents premature aging (pigmentation, fine lines, dull skin, wrinkles) and is a MUST-USE, even for day to day activities.

#3 Avoid piling on the makeup

Foundation and BB cream clogs your pores and causes them to produce more oil, so it will be best to avoid them altogether. Instead, it’d be good to opt for tinted moisturizers that are oil free and does not clog pores.

#4 Watch what you eat


Consider loading on carrots, spinach, sweet potato and other foods that are high in vitamin A content, as it actually helps to reduce oil production.

#5 Exfoliate once or twice a week


Exfoliating your skin helps to loosen the impurities and reduces oil stuck in your pores, which consequently reduces the pore size.