How to Stop Oily Skin From Getting Shiny

Shine is a beautiful thing on your hair, lips, and nails — that’s for certain. Shine on your face, however, can get tricky. There’s a difference between having a gleaming, strategically placed highlight accentuating your cheekbones and having a greasy slickness coating every inch of your T-zone. 

That overabundance of oil in all the wrong places is created by the sebaceous glands in your skin. “The activity of these glands can change depending on hormones, externally applied ingredients, and underlying conditions like acne or rosacea,” says New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla. Environmental conditions — whether it’s the summer sun, a dry winter wind, or the humidity on your tropical getaway — also play a huge role in how slick your skin is. 

Luckily, there are a few things — more than a few things — you can do to alleviate greasy skin when shininess isn’t on your wish list. Keep reading to discover how to get rid of oily skin not just for the day, but for good, with tips from top dermatologists and makeup artists, as well as a few products to help you along the way.

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