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10 Summer Skincare Products You Must Have to Tackle Oily Skin

Last Updated on April 8, 2022

Taking care of oily skin during summers can be tricky but it’s not an impossible task. With the help of these must-have essential summer skincare products, I am able to manage my oily skin through the scorching heat.

For all the oily-skinned beauties, summers months are quite the dreaded. Because summers and breakouts go hand in hand for most of us, including me. Blackheads, suntan and pimples can leave you with blemishes.

It is just the beginning of summer and my skin has already started misbehaving. I just recovered from a bout of breakouts and will have to be on alert for the next few months trying to keep my skin oil-free.

10 Must Have Summer Skincare Products for Oily Skin

1. A Gentle Oil-Control Face Wash

It is a no-brainer that proper cleansing is important for sweaty summer weather. But you don’t want to go overboard with it and leave your skin dehydrated. So use a facewash no more than twice a day.

A gentle water-based cleanser is thus among my must-have skincare products for summer. I would recommend either the Soultree Nutgrass Facewash or The Moms Co. Natural Clay Face Wash. They both clean away dirt and excess oil gently and leave my skin fresh and glowing each time.

2. A Witch Hazel Toner

If you haven’t used witch hazel (I didn’t until last year), you may want to start using one now. Witch hazel is a natural astringent which tightens pores and controls sebum production which makes it another essential skincare product for summer if you have oily skin.

I like using pure witch hazel from Bonsoul but you can use other toners with witch hazel as a key ingredient too. Take a few drops on a cotton pad or directly spray it on your face and pat it down after you wash your face.

Also Read: Bonsoul Witch Hazel Toner Review

summer skincare products bonsoul withc hazel toner

3. A Light-Weight Moisturiser

It is hard to find a good moisturizer that hydrates well, controls oiliness and does not break out oily skin. But the Soultree Tulsi & Sandalwood Moisturizer is perfect since it has a gel-like consistency.

So it will keep your skin matte for longer and is made with ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera, tulsi and witch hazel which are all beneficial for oily skin.

4. A Tub of Aloe Vera Gel

This all-time favourite ingredient of mine one of my must-have skincare products throughout the year, not just in summer. Aloe vera hydrates and moisturizes our skin very well soothes it and helps treat sunburns too.

But always make sure to use pure aloe vera gel without any additives like artificial colouring and fragrances.

Also Read: Bon Organics Aloe Vera Gel Review

summer essntials for oily skin

5. A Wet Wipe

Wet wipes can help instantly refresh skin when you get all sweaty and you don’t have access to a restroom to clean your face(like on a beach)

The Mamaearth Wet Wipes are free of any harmful chemicals and biodegradable too. Good for both your skin and nature.

P.s Don’t use it as a replacement for a good cleanser. Is for emergencies only.

summer essentials for oily skin

6. A Blotting Sheet

Blotting sheets are a saviour when you are wearing makeup and your skin turns oily. Just dab it onto your skin starting with the t-zone(forehead and nose)or wherever your skin feels too oily and viola! Instant matte skin with makeup intact.

I always carry a few in my clutch for dinners, weddings or parties. Blotting tissues are often overpriced but the cheapest ones I found are from Oriflame and Forever 21. (Both for Rs. 150 and available offline)

summer skincare products for oily skin oriflame blotting sheet

7. A Rose Water Mist

I wash my face twice a day- in the shower and before bed but during summers, I feel like washing my face every few hours. At such times, rose water really helps.

I just spray it on the face and wipe it with cotton or tissue. Rosewater is an excellent gentle cleanser and can help remove excess oil and dirt and tone the skin at the same time. Perfect for cleansing your face in between your AM and PM routine during hot summer days.

I would recommend Zofla Natural Rose Water. It is one of the best rose water I have ever used so far and really affordable.

summer skincare products for oily skin zofla rose water

8. An Exfoliator

All that extra sebum your skin produces during summer along can easily clog pores and lead to breakouts. So exfoliating skin twice a week is mandatory to unclog pores.

I have been using Ubtan India D-Tan Scrub for over a few months now and it’s great. It is made with natural ingredients and the scrubbing granules are not too gritty.

Within two weeks I saw a considerable reduction in suntan from the face. The scrub is affordably priced and will easily last a good 4-5 months at the least.

ubtan india d tan scrub

9. A Clay Mask

Using a clay mask twice a week is one of the essentials to treat oily skin not just in summer but all around the year. DIY face masks are my favourite and I prefer them over readymade ones any day.

A simple Multani mitti + rose water face mask will reduce sebum production, treat blemishes, improve blood circulation and remove sun tan too. Bentonite or Kaolin clay works well for oily, acne-prone skin too.

If you prefer readymade face masks, try the Daughter Earth Purifying Clay Mask.

summer skincare products for oily skin

10. A Sunscreen

You can’t face the harsh summer sun without good mineral sunscreen. It is a must-have essential skincare product for not just summer but throughout the year.

I am currently using the Qurez Mattifying Mineral SPF 30 which is lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin.

That is my must-have summer skincare product for oily skin. With the right products and little extra care, you can keep your skin clear and oil-free this summer. 

Do let me know what your must-have summer skincare products are and how you take care of your oily skin in summer.

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