1. Use a cleanser with salicylic acid
Salicylic acid is oil soluble and thus is great for soaking up excess oil, decreasing oil buildup and reducing the overall level of oil in the future as it exfoliates your pore lining.
2. Exfoliate once a week
Exfoliation is vital to reduce oil production as oiliness makes it more difficult for your skin to shed cells naturally as your skin is adding more mortar—in the form of sebum—into your skin cell wall. So make sure you scrub, scrub, scrub!
"People confuse oil with hydration, so they don't properly hydrate the skin. We now have really great ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, which balances oil and water in the skin," says an expert. "By balancing the water in the skin, you'll have a better barrier, which can help to control oil production."
4. Niacinamide is your new best friend
Niacinamide helps reduce sebum excretion rates and reduce the appearance of oily skin. According to a
5. Mask up with charcoal
6. Green tea isn't just for drinking
7. Eat your greens
The American Academy of Dermatology suggest that foods and beverages high in glycemic may stimulate sebum production, as they raise blood sugars quickly. Therefore try to opt for low glycemic foods, such as: fresh vegetables and fruits, beans and peas, whole grain oats and cereals.