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7 oily skin products that stop shine

If you struggle with breakthrough shine, an oily t-zone, large pores, clogged pores, or just overall oily skin you are not alone. Excess oil is one of the top skin concerns people have, especially in warmer months. Keep reading to find out our best tips for managing excess oil along with the best oily skin products you should use.

Tips to keep excess oil at bay

Excess oil production can be caused several external factors, or it can just be your natural skin type. To manage excess oil you need to reduce or eliminate as many oil-causing factors from this list as possible:

  • Stress

  • Certain medications

  • Using unnecessary skin tools

  • Over cleansing, over exfoliating, or over treating your skin

  • Tanning

  • Using harsh products

There are certain factors you can't control, like your genes, a change in the weather, your hormones, and more. The correct oily skin products can help when you cannot eliminate or minimize oil-causing factors.

Another way to help manage oily skin is to receive regular facial treatments at the spa.

"I believe that the answer to controlling oily skin is to maintain balance (a healthy water-to-oil ratio) in the skin at any age. I recommend achieving this by having regular facials and using the appropriate oily skin products at home." –Mary Luke, licensed esthetician and owner of Skin Perfect Spa

Oily skin products you need

"Excess oil needs to be managed, not stripped entirely. A little bit of oil is good; it keeps our skin soft and protected. The key is to use the right oily skin products that will help balance the skin instead of stripping it." –Kelly Leonard, licensed esthetician and Bioelements educator


Decongestant Cleanser will remove all traces of impurities, excess oil and makeup without stripping the skin. Only cleanse the skin twice a day to avoid over cleansing it.

"You want to keep the oil production balanced by cleansing with a gentle, yet effective product, like Decongestant Cleanser. When you use a harsh cleanser you can strip the skin which will trigger it to produce even more oil to protect itself." –Rhonda Robb, licensed esthetician, Spa Sweet Studio at The Trove Salon

"Another great option for oily skin is Spotless Cleanser. This cleanser is designed for those with an acne skin type, but it can be useful to help prevent and clear up occasional breakout in those with an oily

skin type. If you have acne-prone oily skin, this cleanser can help rid your skin of acne causing bacteria." –Carol Byrne, esthetician


Equalizer is an alcohol-free toner laced with Chinese herbs and aromatherapist oils to strengthen and calm the skin.

THE REFRESHING MOISTURIZER: A moisturizer is always a must, even for those with oily skin. Beyond Hydration is a gel moisturizer that keeps oily skin comfortable without added shine.

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