Nickki from Keeping Up With Coco offers the following tips:
"1. Using my Clarisonic Mia every day really helps my skin with oil control. I use it with my favourite cleanser every night while I'm in the shower. I have found that it not only helps with oil control, it helps with breakouts too!
2. Whenever I wear makeup I feel like it either sinks into my large pores or just slides right off my face, and to help with that I swear by my Benefit Porefessional Primer. I use it only where I do have large pores because I find when I rub it in other places, my skin tends to just not look right or get flaky. So my advice on using this is using your fingers to press the primer into the areas of your face with large pores.
3. And for my final tip is you absolutely must find a good foundation that works well with your skin. My current favourite is the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation. I don't think it helps with oil control but it does last on your face all day and with a good powder you're set to go. Not to mention it also has medium to full coverage for all of your problem areas (aka annoying pimples)!"
Personally, I like to use a good primer under my foundation (my all-time favourite is Pop Beauty's Face Magnet Primer, which I've yet to repurchase, but it really did keep my skin matte amazingly well!), set it with powder, and keep blotting papers on hand throughout the day to absorb excess oil before topping my powder up. I'd also like to remind oily-skin sufferers that oil is not to be feared - I was so scared at first to put more oil on my face, but actually using a decent cleansing oil, and a facial oil mixed with my night cream, really suits my skin and certainly hasn't made it any oilier! If anything, it's actually less oily, and definitely less prone to breakouts. My final suggestion is to exfoliate regularly with a gentle exfoliator; I really like The Body Shop's Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, and I'm currently trying out JOIK Estonia's beautiful facial scrub. Acid exfoliators such as Nip + Fab's Glycolic Fix are another great option - I use the scrub from this range around every other evening. Oily skin can cause dirt and dead skin cells to cling, so a good exfoliating session a couple of times a week helps to keep the skin clear and bright.
this post by Caroline Hirons really made me doubt whether it would benefit my skin, and I would recommend reading her thoughts if you're considering investing in one. Do you have oily skin? What are your best tips for taking care of it and helping it to look its best? I'd love to hear in the comments if you have any more ideas to share!! I'm also thinking about putting together a similar post for dry skin, so do let me know if that's something you'd be interested in reading and/or contributing to!