Getting Rid of Oily Skin: Best Performing Products + Eating Tips

How to get rid of oily skin

I’m assuming that if you stumbled across this page, you’re not looking for an oily skin sob-story or a heavily detailed intro post. You just want answers. NOW.

I respect that, so let’s make this quick, semi-painless and straightforward (I say “semi” because I don’t think you will like what I have to say about your beloved sugar and dairy products).

What causes oily skin?

Oily skin, in most cases, is due to excessive heat in the stomach caused by many variables, the most common one being inflammatory foods. Stress, excessive toxins, and dampness in the body are also other reasons you could be suffering from clogged pored and oily skin. With that being said, everybody is different, so what may cause oily skin for one could be drastically different for another.

Oily skin prevention starts with diet

Reduce inflammatory foods: White sugar, white four, conventional dairy, and table salt, greasy foods and excess spicy foods are the biggest culprits for inflammation in the body. Simply start by limiting these foods. Going “cold-turkey” will only stress you out and make you crave these ingredients even more. Instead, just remind yourself how they harm the body and learn to say no to these foods more often than yes.

Focus on eating real, whole foods: This phrase is overused in the health + wellness industry, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Your body was designed to process whole foods, not processed, chemically-ridden, packaged foods. When you feed your body with those unwanted foods, your body tries to expel the excess toxins any way it can…resulting in oily skin, large pores, and acne.

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What to eat

  • Drink lemon water first thing in the morning

  • Sip bone broth for damaged stomach lining

  • Best vegetables for oily skin: daikon, pumpkin, scallion, celery, garlic, radish

  • Best fruits for oily skin: lemon, pears, apples

Best products for maintaining oil-free skin

Avoid cheap, toxic skin products: Your body absorbs 60% of what you put on it, and there are very few laws regulating what you can and cannot put on the table of skin and beauty products. MEANING: you can purchase a product claiming to heal oily skin with synthetic ingredients that strips, damages and intoxicates your skin, leading to…more inflammation. This cheap and dishonest product also messes with your hormones and will cause detrimental skin, organ and reproductive issues down the road, but it has a drying chemical in it, so you think it’s actually working. Scary right? Parabens, preservatives, formaldehyde, carcinogens they should scare you, they certainly scare me.

This is where the Beautycounter Countercontrol line comes in:

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Countercontrol is a powerful regimen for oily and blemish-prone skin without the irritation that can result from conventional treatments. Countercontrol treats the main causes of acne while maintaining skin’s healthy microflora to keep skin in balance. Additionally, Countercontrol is formulated without potentially harmful ingredients such as harsh surfactants, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur commonly found in conventional acne products.

Clean, safe, rigorously screened for harmful chemicals and it works.

Benefits of using the counter control collection?

  • Controls oil

  • Clears breakouts

  • Purifies pores

  • Helps prevent future breakouts

  • Balances skin and keeps it comfortable

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Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream | Oil-free

All the hydration. None of the shine.

Control oil for up to eight hours* with this innovative cream-to-gel formula for oily and blemish prone skin.

Controls oil for up to 8 hours*

96% said skin is less oily**

93% said skin looks balanced**

92% said makeup goes on better**

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Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment

Save skin from blemish emergencies.

This fast-acting formula with maximum strength salicylic acid penetrates pores to reduce blemishes and clear skin.

In an independent consumer study of twice daily use, blemish size, redness, and irritation was significantly reduced in just three days**

95% said skin looks clearer

100% stated skin feels healthier

100% said skin clarity is improved

95% said skin looks less red

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Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser

Deep-clean without dryness.

This daily exfoliating cleanser for oily and blemish-prone skin effectively removes oil, makeup, and other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip skin of moisture.

95% said skin looks clearer

100% stated skin feels healthier

100% said skin clarity is improved

95% said skin looks less red