Summer is your time to shine. But not in a good way. Those hot as hell and humid like a rainforest conditions tend to increase the sheen on your face. So it seems like the right time to stock up on formulas and treatments that will help you de-grease. We played, eh, matte-maker by rounding up a regimen sure to keep you shine-free even on the sweatiest of days.
Murad Insta-Matte Oil Control Mask
If oil production has gone into overdrive as of late, this mattifying mask might be of help. With “oil-control complex” to regulate the grease and keep pores clear of it all day, plus pore shrinking salicylic acid and grapefruit extract, the treatment promises to reduce oil by 93% in one go.
Molton Brown for Men Deep Clean Facial Scrub
After you’ve cleansed, give your face a once over with this purifying exfoliator. African whitewood extract doubles down on grease by both shrinking pores and removing your unsightly oil surplus. And jojoba beads helps treat blackheads and ingrown hairs.
Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Tonic
The name pretty much spells out the effects of this toner. Unlike the toners of old, this one will rid you of excess oil without leaving your skin feeling tight and overly dry. A blend of camphor, comfrey extract and hops, soothes and reduces inflammation, which is a helpful bonus benefit in this season of sunburns.
Cane+Austin Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer
While the ladies in your life are probably familiar with primer, you might not be. It’s a colorless or universally tinted formula that evens skin tone and helps camouflage blemishes and other flaws. This one also prevents overproduction of oil and leaves skin matte. And as for UV rays, it has you covered.
Jack Black Clean Break Oil Free Moisturizer
No, moisturizing oily skin isn’t counterproductive. Skin still requires moisture so an oil-free option that leaves matte finish, like say this lightweight lotion, is just what your face needs to keep up appearances.