The 7 Best Drugstore Products for Oily Skin
The plight of oily skin: It could be 30 degrees outside and we'll still look like we've just run up six flights by the time we get to the office. Trying department store brands that promise to banish shine can get pricey. On the other hand, hunting through shelves upon shelves of mainstream cleansers and creams is overwhelming. So we've pared it down for you. Here, our seven favorite drugstore products for oily skin.
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Grease-prone gals should always start their day off with a thorough cleansing. This foaming wash has charcoal in the formula to lift dirt and excess oils that may have accumulated throughout the night.
Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner
Using a toner after cleansing is key for those of us with extra oil. We’re fans of this one by Neutrogena because it wipes away any residual grease without over-drying your face.
Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub
Oily skin tends to accumulate dirt and dead skin cells (which can cause blackheads and breakouts). Luckily, a bit of exfoliator can help flush out your pores. Reach for one with salicylic acid and use it once to twice a week.
Yes To ($6)
Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream
Moisturizing may seem counterintuitive, but leaving skin bare will only encourage it to produce more oil to counteract any dryness. Instead, avoid heavy creams and opt for an oil-free formula that’s easily absorbed and provides just the right amount of hydration.
L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base
Anyone with oily skin knows that a good primer is a godsend for keeping your makeup fresh all day. This one applies like a dream and is noncomedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores). Smooth onto skin before applying foundation for an even, shine-free canvas.
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
Victim of the dreaded midday shine? Toss these little sheets in your bag and pat one over your T-zone (or wherever else you tend to get greasy) to soak up excess oils on the go.
Clean & Clear ($6)
Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin
Sure, most foundations look good at 8 a.m., but by evening, it all but slides off our face. Reach for a full-coverage formula that absorbs oil and controls shine, so you still look fresh-faced come nighttime.