Wash your face twice a day with a mild, sulfate-free cleanser to remove excess oil and dirt without over-drying your skin.
Skipping moisturizer can lead to your skin producing even more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration.
A gentle, alcohol-free toner can help balance your skin's pH and minimize excess oil production. Look for toners with ingredients like witch hazel, salicylic acid, or niacinamide.
When choosing skincare products, makeup, and sunscreen, opt for oil-free, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) options to prevent further oil buildup.
Exfoliating 1-2 times a week can help remove dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. Use a gentle exfoliant with salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Applying a clay mask once a week can help absorb excess oil and minimize the appearance of pores. Look for masks containing ingredients like kaolin or bentonite clay.
Carry oil-absorbing blotting papers with you to blot away excess oil throughout the day without disrupting your makeup.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Look for oil-free or mattifying sunscreens to prevent greasiness.