If you’re anything like me, shine on your face can surely ruin your day. You’re constantly on the lookout for products to control the oil from seeping through but you haven’t had much luck!

Believe me, I’ve had my fair share of spending way more than I should on those mattifying foundations and primers and now I’ve come to find that I’ve been doing it all wrong this whole time.

It all starts with the skin and with the right products, you’ll quickly discover that greasy skin is easier to maintain than you think! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products that will help you along the way!


Aveeno Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser With Salicylic Acid, $6.39

Salicylic acid is an important ingredient when it comes to choosing a primer. This product is perfect for those with oily skin because the acid helps break down the oils in your pores without completely drying it out.


Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Face Scrub With Salicylic Acid, $4.89

This is by far my favorite thing to do. You want to be careful not to exfoliate too much. Yes, there is such thing. This exfoliator also has salicylic acid but the keyword you’re looking for is gentle. Get rid of the dirt and oil in those pores by exfoliating your face once a week. Cleanse those pores and leave your face feeling smooth!

Oil-Free Primers

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer, $32

If you’re still reading, I’m glad I still have your attention. Trust me, the price of this bad boy almost had me running but it quickly became my tried and true beauty product. A primer is essential for those with oily skin! With this primer, I have found that a tiny amount keeps my beat face shine-free all day while minimizing the appearance of large pores.


Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion, $12.49

You’re probably thinking, I’m already oily and you want me to add more hydration to my face?! One thing I had to learn was that using a moisturizer actually helped keep the oil on my face under control. Oil and hydration are two completely different things and it is easy to skip out on moisturizer but finding one with the right ingredients will help balance the skin that will leave your face looking and feeling healthy!


Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Formula, $7.99

When its the end of the day, all we want to do is take off the makeup and hop in those PJs but before you do, consider adding this step into your skincare routine. Ugh, another step but trust me, you won’t regret it. Toning your skin is just as important as removing your makeup because it will help regulate the oil on your face. Try finding a toner with hydroxy acids, we suggest this one!


L’ORÉAL Detox & Brighten Clay Mask, $8.49

Hey! You’re putting in all that time and effort so why not treat yourself? Give yourself a facial by applying a clay mask. This will decrease the oil on the skin.


Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets, $4.49

Remove shine anytime, anywhere! These sheets were created to soak up all the excess oil on your face without having to ruining your makeup.