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SPY Guide: How to Keep Skin Oil-Free During Hot Summer Days

* Keep your skin matte this summer with these oil-controlling products
* Extend the wear time of your makeup even in hot, humid climates
* Shine-free moisturizers, sunscreens, and makeup

While the dewy look is always in, no one wants oily-looking skin. But as summer rolls in and temperatures start to rise, keeping your face shine-free can become problematic, especially if you have oily and/or acne-prone skin. Excess oil can not only lead to your makeup melting away after just an hour, but it can also lead to clogged pores and breakouts

Instead of resorting to forgo wearing makeup for the entire summer or slipping away from the crowd to powder your face every few minutes, try one of these oil-controlling products to prevent your face from looking like an oil slick before it starts to melt.  

1. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte-Lock Primer


is an easy way to prepare and prime your face for makeup while ensuring your skin’s appearance remains smooth and matte. When applied, the formula works to minimize the appearance of lines and imperfections on your skin, while helping your makeup stay on longer throughout the day. 

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2. Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray

The best-selling

locks in your matte makeup look, while also keeping your skin’s shine under control for up to 16 hours.  This ultra-fine mist prevents makeup slippage and caking, giving your skin a matte and controlling oil throughout the day.

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3. Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer

Using a combination of citrus oils including lemon, orange and grapefruit, Dermalogica’s Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer protects and hydrates skin without leaving an oily residue behind. It dried down matte and helps reduce the appearance of pores all day long. It also contains SPF 15 to protect you from harmful sun rays and prevent any future discoloration.

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4. Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

Setting your makeup with a loose powder like the

can help control oil and extend the wear time of your makeup. The weightless micronized powder blends smoothly upon application to leave you with a flawless, shine-free complexion.

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5. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Face Sunscreen

Not only does this

protect you from from the effects of the sun, but unlike many sunscreens, this one dries down to a matte finish and controls oil throughout the day. This SPF can be used with or without makeup, so you never have an excuse for not protecting yourself from the sun.

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6. Estee Lauder Double Wear

Estee Lauder’s best-selling Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation is a cult favorite for a reason. The liquid foundation leaves skin with natural matte finish and stays put for up to 24 hours. This medium to full coverage foundation is completely oil-free, waterproof and transfer-proof, so you can feel confident in even the hottest and most humid conditions.

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