There’s no denying that summer days are the absolute best. Between the heat of the sun, the warm breezes, and the scent of freshly blooming flowers, we could stay in summer forever. But with the spiking temperatures and soaring humidity comes extra sweating and oil production.


For many of us, that excess oiliness can manifest in skin conditions like breakouts and overall congestion. To reduce skin oil and acne this summer, read our top five tips below.

1. Regular Cleansing

After a day out in the summer heat, it’s easy to sink into bed and doze off. However, it is crucial to ensure that you are washing off all of the sunscreen, sweat, makeup, and dirt from the day before your skin regenerates overnight.


Looking for a deep cleanse in the summer months? Start with a plant oil cleanser; such as Pyunkang Yul’s new Deep Clear Cleansing Balm, followed by a gel cleanser like By Wishtrend’s Acid Duo 2% Gel Cleanser. The combination of LHA and PHA provides a gentle exfoliating effect and removes buildup.

2. Moisture. Moisture. Moisture.

It seems counterintuitive to add hydration to your skincare routine when you’re dealing with sweat and oil. But the reality is that skin often over-produces oil when it’s parched and is in need of moisture. By adding light hydration and balancing the skin’s water levels, your skin will produce less oil to compensate.


KLAIRS FUNDAMENTAL WATER GEL CREAM provides deep hydration with green tea and panthenol. Ultra lightweight and absorbent, this gel moisturizer is a great choice for summertime use.

3. Use The Right Actives (At The Right Time)

Using specific skincare ingredients can help with skin congestion and excess oil. But maybe more important is ensuring that they’re used at the correct time of day.


This derivative from Vitamin B3 helps to regulate oil production and reduce the appearance of large pores. Since this ingredient plays well with most other actives, it can be used both in the morning and evening.

Our top pick: Toun28 Galactomyces Niacinamide Serum


This skincare favourite is ideal for brightening dullness and creating a more even-toned complexion. It is bursting with antioxidants and fights oxidative stress which makes it ideal for morning use. However, it can also be used overnight as a treatment.

Our top pick: Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

4. Frequently Detox

Everyone’s skin needs a detox boost now and then. In order to prevent and treat breakouts, dullness, and general skin congestion, we recommend creating a regular detoxifying routine.

I’M FROM BEET PURIFYING CLAY MASK absorbs excess oil and minimizes pores with the help of purifying Kaolin Clay and Charcoal. Start by using the mask once per week for 10 minutes and then wash it off. Tip: keep the mask in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.

I’M FROM MUGWORT SPOT GEL  is a great spot treatment that contains 90% Mugwort Extract to treat inflammation and redness that comes with acne breakouts. This gel is fast absorbing and helps to control oil production and soothe the skin and speed up the healing process.

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