How to Fix Oily Skin

By Aniela / April 13, 2009

A lot of us suffer from different skin problems whether it be acne prone skin, dry skin, or oily skin, they're all bound to leave us feeling just a little insecure and very annoyed. One of the biggest skin problems is in fact oily skin since it triggers acne and other skin problems as well. So here is how you can fix oily skin and get back to having a smooth, matte complexion.

How to Fix Oily Skin


1. Buy the Right Products

If you're suffering from oily skin, you'll notice that your skin will get oilier and oilier as the day goes on. Look for skin and makeup products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores. MAC offers some really good concealers and cover-ups that won't clog your pores or make you break out.

2. Use the Right Moisturizer and Face Wash

Even though you use oil-free products, that just may not be enough. Because your skin produces so much oil, it can sometimes lead to pimples, therefore it's important to use a 2% salicylic-acid spot treatment face wash and moisturizer. Stay away from benzoyl-peroxide infused products since it can dry out your skin too much and therefore lead to even more pimples.

3. Use Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is the best kind of makeup you can use on oily skin since it is non-comedogenic and very light on your skin. You can also find concealers that contain salicylic-acid which help cover and treat blemishes.

4. Use an SPF 30

If you find that you break out from using sunscreen, try an SPF 30 and test it out by putting a little bit of the product onto your jawline and sleeping on it for 3 nights. If your breakout, at least it'll only be on that little area and you should look for a different product.

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15 years ago

thank you i have really oily skin so this helps and right now i jux started my period and my skin broke out so it sucks what can i do ???

Sandra B
14 years ago

he Made from Earth Green Tea Cleanser not only leaves my face feeling clean (but not dry) it has totally eliminated the mild to moderate breakouts I’d been suffering from for the past year. I tried the Made from Earth cleanser after reading online reviews, and after only 3 months, have seen major improvement (read: not one zit for over 4 wks) Admittedly it is not an overnight miracle, but it did work eventually. I use this product 2x per day (a.m and p.m), and for my night ritual I use a disposal exfoliating sponge to help remove my makeup,… Read more »