Hacks for oily skin. (Photo/Courtesy)

Imagine putting on your makeup only for it to start melting during the day, annoying, right? This is what most women with oily skin go through. Having oily skin can give you a hard time as your glands produce excess sebum and result in a greasy looking face and skin conditions like acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. If you are looking to reduce the greasy feel on your skin, here are a few hacks;

Face masks

As dirt, excess oil, and makeup build up on your skin day by day, face masks can stop your skin from looking over oily. The best masks for your skin should contain bentonite clay because it gently absorbs excess oil.


Use both a water-based cleanser and oil-based cleanser. Using the two back and forth ensures that you get rid of the sweat, clogging dirt, and oil-based impurities on your skin. It is essential to cleanse your face twice to get rid of excess oils and dirt.

Oily skin care routine. (Photo/Courtesy)

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You need to exfoliate oily skin at least once a week. The excess sebum produced causes dead skin cells on your face leaving you prone to pimples, acne, whiteheads, and let’s not forget blackheads. When scrubbing, remember to be gentle.


Contrary to beliefs, do not stop moisturizing your oily skin as much as you secrete excess oil. Consider using a lightweight water-based moisturizer if you find most of them heavy. Moisturizing ensures you keep your skin glowing and prevents it from breaking.

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Oily skin care routine. (Photo/Courtesy)


This hack will help remove any leftover debris or dirt after cleansing your face. It’s advisable to use an alcohol-free toner in your skincare routine. Doing this frequently will help eliminate excess oil and prep your skin for moisturizer application.


The fear of getting greasy screens usually makes many ladies fear this step, but it is paramount to avoiding having sunburns, uneven skin tones, and spots. Ensure you use a gel-based sunscreen that leaves your face matte while offering protection from the sun's rays.