Looking forward to warmer days, but dreading the tell-tale shine that means spring is here? You’re not alone. For those who suffer from oily skin, a moment in the sun can mean an entire day of blotting, buildup, and makeup that just won’t stay in place.

Sebaceous Glands and Skin Shine

Shiny skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce an oil called sebum. Sebum is a contributing factor in many of your skincare troubles. When there’s too much sebum, it can clog your pores, lead to acne, and, of course, create a slick coat of shine on your face during the warm weather months. For most, the T-zone (across the forehead, down the nose) is the biggest offender because of the high concentration of sebaceous glands in that area.

With the right products, though, shine can be kept under control, no matter how hot and humid the weather gets. Implement a combination of oil-fighting cosmetics and skincare products to keep your skin brilliant and shine-free.

Our Favorite Shine Control Skincare

OC8 Mattifying Gel is well-known as a professional level contender in the battle against unwanted oils. It’s formulated with ACRYSORB®, micro-particles that trap facial oils to reduce shine and redness for up to eight hours. OC8 has been clinically proven to reduce shine, giving you flawless, matte skin that can outlast anything from a picnic in the park to a round of frisbee with your friends.

Dehydrated skin produces more oils to help keep moisture in. If you have dry skin all winter, the beginnings of spring can be tough when it comes to rebuilding your hydration and your skin barrier. NuCelle 10%  is a high-tech formulation of Mandelic Marine Complex that is proven to remove the build-up of dead skin cells, improve skin texture, and combat the signs of aging. Regular use keeps your skin happy and healthy, all important steps in beating springtime shine.

If you’re a makeup maven, you already know that there are cosmetics available to prevent excessive shine. One of the most impressive products on the market for those who struggle with overactive sebaceous glands is jane iredale HD Matte Powder. This translucent pressed powder is made with rice powder, which helps to absorb oil and eliminate shine. It can be worn in combination with other Jane Iredale shone control cosmetics for a beautiful complexion that lasts through every spring day you have ahead.

You can still get these, along with all of your favorite Advanced Skin Therapeutics products, with our new curbside pickup service. Simply call in your order, and we’ll meet you outside with y0our personalized products.

Give us a call at 952-915-6000 to place your order and schedule your pickup or take advantage of free shipping during the stay at home order.