Oily skin is a tricky little thing, and it’s even worse in the summer time when you want to rock the same glow that your normal-skinned friends rock with all of their bronzers and illuminators and all that (#thestruggleisreal). Since we get what you’re going through and get beauty, we’ve rounded up five products to help you get the glow, even if you have oily skin.
Take your vitamins
Vitamin C does a great many things, and one of the best things that this zesty vitamin does is brighten your skin. So, naturally, we’ve got two C-packed products to help brighten your complexion, giving you a glow unlike any other. Because there’s more than one way to glow, right? SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF ($165, skinceuticals.com) has antioxidants and a whopping 10 per cent vitamin C packed into one itty bitty bottle, helping ward off free radicals while repairing and restoring brightness and vitality to your skin. The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer ($20, thebodyshop.com) does exactly what it promises: gives you an instant brightening glow that will make you look like you’re some sort of fairy princess or something. Because who doesn’t want that? And since this tube is loaded with vitamin C-packed camu camu berries, you’re getting that dose of vitamins that’ll keep your complexion radiating all day long (oh, and it smells amazing).
Say it with me: “I WILL NOT TOUCH THE SHIMMER.” You know you have oily skin and with oily skin comes the perpetual shine. Do you really want to enhance that shine with more shine in the way of shimmery bronzers and highlighters? Um, no. Take a vow to bronze better by using matte bronzers that will give you the glow you want without the added shine or opt for all-over face glowing product instead. Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder Tye Dye Edition in Coral Sunset ($59, sephora.com) has the right balance of corals and oranges to give you that summery flush, paired alongside a bronzing highlighter to give you that faux tan look you crave with only a teeny tiny smidgeon of a shimmer, all housed in a pretty, matte formula that will help ditch any shine throughout the day. Just swirl your brush around and apply the magic. The limited edition Lise Watier Bronze & Lumié¨res Illuminating Face Gel ($32, lisewatier.ca) is lightweight (plus paraben-free) and more iridescent than shimmery, allowing you to apply all over your face and decolleté© for more of a sunkissed finish without looking overdone or like you’re perspiring an alarming amount.
Get it from the inside out
If you have really, really oily skin, you may be hesitant to go the outer beauty route for fear of agitating your complexion further, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest something that gives you that glow you crave, starting on the inside. Fountain The Glow Molecule ($50, fountain.co) is a beauty supplement that helps deliver that skin-boosting, youth-enhancing, glow-creating goodness to your body so no matter what kind of skin type, you can still radiate to your heart’s content. Formulated with glutathione, another free radical-busting ingredient, it allows your skin to repair and rejuvenate itself without interruption so you can glow on and on.