When your skin is acne-prone, one of the causes is an overproduction of sebum. That overproduction of sebum can lead to a perpetual shiny face. We hear many patients complain about this “oil slick” effect, especially when it occurs in the T-Zone area (the forehead, area around the nose and the chin). If you’ve ever looked at a picture of yourself with a shiny T-Zone, you know just how unsightly it can be–especially during those teenage years. So how best to treat a shiny t-zone? Here, our tips:
- Use a mattifying primer or gel after your regular skincare regimen. Try Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel.
- Keep a pack of blotting papers in your bag at all times. Dab them on the t-zone area to absorb the shiny mess that accumulates during the day.
- Find makeup that has a mattifying effect. We recommend mineral makeup that naturally absorbs oils.