Greasy or Shiny Skin
To avoid it: “Unfortunately there is no way to completely avoid oil production if your skin is oily or combination,” Dr. Waldorf tells us (damn!). She does say that switching to oil-free products and changing from heavier base products–”for example changing from a cream to a lotion or gel”–will go a long way to help. She likes Anthelios Ultra-Light Fluid Sunscreen or Dermatopix Oil Free Moisturizing Sunscreen.
In addition to switching to a matte finish foundation, Giulis likes the combo of “a ton of water” and a toner in the morning to take the oils out. She tells us that a natural astringent is more effective than a synthetic. “You can find witch hazel astringent at any Whole Foods,” she says, “and now there is a whole line of variety of bases to them like orange and cucumber, so you can pick according to your personal needs.”
Dr. Waldorf also recommends making the switch to “an absorbent powder based makeup” rather than a “slicker, wetter makeup.” She adds, “Application of an oil-control product like Biopelle OC8 after sunscreen and before makeup can reduce shine for up to 8 hours.”
If you’re already shiny: “Blot oil with rice paper as needed,” Dr. Waldorf says. Easy enough.