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Sweat control: 5 things you need to stop doing this season

  • Published at 06:50 pm April 9th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:52 pm April 9th, 2018
Sweat control:  5 things you need to stop doing this season
Wondering how to stay oil-free, sweat-free and shine-free as the hotter months roll in? You’re not the only one. It’s time to start incorporating acne fighting products into your regimen by now, especially if you have oily skin. Tweak things around just a little bit, nothing too crazy. Here’s how to get started. Ditch: The foamy cleansers. One big mistake that people with oily skin make is washing their face with harsh, foamy cleansers too often, in an attempt to get rid of the excess oil. It does more bad than good. You’re stripping your skin down of its natural oils, making your skin overly dry and tight, which will eventually lead to your skin producing more oil than usual, trying to compensate for the oil lost. Pick: A salicylic-based face wash. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can help open clogged pores, clearing up redness and reducing swelling associated with acne. Plus you don’t need to wash your face any more than two times a day. Our top pick: Salicylic Acid Exfoliation Cleanser from COSRX. Ditch: The nourishing sleeping mask. Stock them up for the colder months. Pick: The clay mask. Perfect for the hotter months, the sole purpose of any clay mask is to take that dirt and grime off your face, thoroughly cleaning your skin. If you have super oily skin, applying it three to four times a week is ideal. Pro-tip: Don’t wait for the clay mask to be completely dry to the point where it is cracking; wash it off right before that. Our top pick: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. Ditch: The heavy-duty moisturizing serums and creams that you may have been using throughout winter. Avoid layering moisturizers altogether; it’s so last season anyway. It will clog your pores and make you sweat even more during the hotter months. Pick: A light-weight moisturizer, or even better a mineral-based SPF. Look for something that’s got tea tree essences in it. Whether it’s a cleanser, serum, toner or a cream, tea tree products will help fight acne, by stopping your skin from producing excess oil throughout the day. Our top pick: The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion. Ditch: The cream foundation, especially if you’re going to be out and about on Pohela Boishakh. That thing is going to melt right off and make your face look like a frying pan. Pick: A powder foundation. Our top pick: OFRA Oil Free Dual Foundation (with sunscreen and aloe vera). Ditch: The tissue paper, to wipe the excess oil off your face. Pick: Oil absorbing sheets. These babies come in pocket-sized packs that are super easy to carry. Take one sheet out and swipe it across the face for an instant mattifying look without stripping any kind of natural oils. We recommend the clear sheets, instead of the powered ones. Our top picks: Oil-Absorbing Sheets from Clean & Clear.