* These products help stop oily skin in its tracks
* Simultaneously mattify, hydrate and smooth
* Continue reading for some de-slicking products
If you’re one of the lucky ones to have skin that is oilier (or more glowy) than most, rejoice — oily skin tends to keep you looking more youthful. While younger-looking skin is always a plus, oily skin can sometimes be a burden, especially when it comes to the heat and humidity that is the definition of summertime. To help prevent hyper oil glands from acting up, we’ve rounded up eight mattifying products that can be used before you start your day to help prevent shine and also throughout the day for a fast touch-up when in a bind.
1. e.l.f Cosmetics Mattifying Balm
Minimize the appearance of pores, mattify skin and absorb excess oil with e.l.f Cosmetics HD Mattifying Balm. Infused with Vitamin E, jojoba, almond and grape oils to nourish the skin, this balm has a lightweight formula that will last throughout the day. Incredibly easy to use, you simply blend the balm over clear skin focusing on the areas that get oily and pat out the product evenly.
2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Make Me Matte! Foundation Adjustor
The e.l.f Cosmetics Make Me Matte! Foundation Adjustor is a unique product that allows you to mattify your makeup look by adding some powder to your favorite foundation. This ultra-fine mix-in powder will transform any foundation into a mattified, full-coverage formula, leaving your face oil-free.
3. Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray
Model in a Bottle Setting Spray offers a matte finish that will help lock in your makeup without the need for touchups throughout the day and into the night. This makeup is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity and water and even helps add moisture to face with aloe vera extract. A few quick sprays after finishing your makeup is all you need.
4. blotterazzi by beautyblender
From the maker of the famous and award-winning beautyblender comes blotterazzi, which is a washable and reusable alternative to blotting papers. Blotterazzi works by absorbing excess oil without disturbing makeup, thereby leaving skin looking radiant. Shaped to fit all the contours of the face, this is the reusable alternative to traditional blotting papers and features a hygienic mirrored compact that’s great for on-the-go touchups.
5. DHC Velvet Skin Coat
DHC Velvet Skin Coat is a makeup primer that instantly softens and improves the look of your skin. Applied before foundation, it minimizes the look of fine lines, pores and imperfections while reducing oiliness to help makeup glide on and last longer. The Skin Coat can also be worn alone for a flawless, natural look.
6. Dermalogica Matte Moisturizer
Dermalogica’s Clear Start is an oil-clearing matte moisturizer that contains botanical oil absorbers that control oily areas for an all-over matte finish. This hydrating moisturizer also contains SPF to protect against harmful UV rays and 19 gentle botanicals that are known to soothe and protect skin.
7. Coola Mineral Sunscreen
Coola’s Mineral Sunscreen is an antioxidant-infused sunscreen. The minerals in the sunscreen help it go on matte while reducing shine and offering your skin a fresh-looking hint of coverage. Not only does this sunscreen provide UV and environmental protection, it also has an abundance of helpful ingredients like rosehip, evening primrose and flaxseed oils which are said to improve elasticity and help skin retain its moisture.
8. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat is an ideal daily oil-free face moisturizer for more oily skins. The moisturizer contains specific technology that targets excess oil for a dual action benefit of mattifying the skin and refining and tightening pores while also providing daily hydration. The formula helps neutralize shine throughout the day and can be used as an excellent primer prior to makeup application.