Each change of season also brings changes in our usual care routines because the needs of our skin are no longer the same. With summer comes the need for regular cleansing and making sure you don’t skip any moisturizer. Because summer brings heat, sweat and sebum can clog our pores, making us more acne-prone and oilier. A great way to make sure your skin stays matte is to use cleansers and toners that contain ingredients like salicylic acid. Salicylic acid helps moderate oil production, which ensures your skin stays matte all summer long (via Kate Somerville). However, it is important not to overdo it with the ingredient as it deeply exfoliates and can cause side effects if used too frequently.
Contrary to the popular but completely debunked myth that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer, leaving your skin starved of moisture can lead to even more oil production (via Very good health). All skin types need hydration, including oily skin. Lack of hydration leads to overproduction of sebum, which equates to excess shine and oily, not matte skin. To help keep your skin oil-free all day, a moisturizer is always essential, and the weather is no excuse to skip the step. For oilier, acne-prone skin, hydrating gels are most recommended because they’re oil-free and light on the skin (via Everyday health).