4 Ways to Balance Oily Skin

Celebrity Beauty Jun. 6, 2012 AT 1:40PM
Gabrielle Union attends Skinnygirl Cocktails Rock The House Party on May 17, 2012 in New York City. Gabrielle Union attends Skinnygirl Cocktails Rock The House Party on May 17, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage.com

Under the summer sun, it's hard not to work up a sweat. Unfortunately for those with oily skin, that means breakouts and a shiny face will be as prevalent as beach balls and bathing suits. Below, a celeb dermatologist tells Us Weekly the four skin-care potions to add to your regimen to achieve a clear and matte complexion.

1. Ditch dirt with a foaming gel. "Wick away grease with a wash that won't overdry skin," says NYC's Dr. David Colbert, who works with stars like Rachel Weisz. (Try Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel, $7 at drugstore.com.)

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2. Scrub with microparticles. Exfoliating rids skin of dead cells that can stick to the surface, trapping oil and causing blackheads. (Try Nip & Fab Scrub Fix, $11 at target.com.)

3. Tone with peptides. To keep pores clear, use a lightweight liquid fortified with collagen-building peptides instead of a serum, which can be too heavy. (Try Shiseido Benefiance NutriPerfect Pro-Fortifying Softener, $58 at shiseido.com.)

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4. Pat on a glycolic cream. "Oily skin lacks water, so it compensates by producing sebum," says Colbert. Glycolic acid helps hydrating ingredients penetrate deep into pores. (Cane + Austin Retexturizing Moisture Cream, $80 at caneandaustin.com.)

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