It wasn’t until I went to college that my skin totally took a turn for the oily side — and to be honest, I’ve been frustrated with my shiny complexion ever since. As I was seeking new products to try and regimens to attempt, I realized that my skin was growing oiler because it was overcompensating. That’s right, my own face is under the illusion that it’s not producing enough oil, and that’s why it feels the need to grease up daily.
The best solution I’ve found? Face oil. It sounds counterintuitive, but face oils actually provide that excess oil your skin thinks it needs. Ahead, find the best five to layer under your makeup whether you have an oily (or even an extremely dry!) complexion — and get prepared to seriously mind-trick every skin cell you have.