What You Need To Fix Your Oily Skin Fast, According To A Top Derm

It's a universal truth that we will all suffer from at least one acne breakout in our lifetime. And for those with oily skin, it seems like those breakouts come a whole lot more frequently, and at the worst times, in the middle of summer.
"You're more prone to acne in the summer due to the heat, sweating and humidity," says Debra Jaliman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist. "These factors increase skin oiliness as well as cause bacteria to multiply easier and can cause your pores to clog, leading to acne breakouts." But what can you do to fix your oiliness and pimples ASAP?
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For Dr. Jaliman, it's all about finding products with the right ingredients, specifically glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. She also suggests switching to clothing with natural fibers, like cotton, to avoid body breakouts caused by sweating on your chest or back.
Ahead, check out some of Dr. Jaliman's quick-fix recommendations to get rid of your excess oil before it gives you problems.
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For oily, porous skin, Dr. Jaliman recommends this three-step cleansing system. Bonus: It works well on sensitive skin types, too, to effectively eliminate unwanted oils (while keeping all the good ones).

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne System, $29.99, available at Walgreeens.
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A good brush system can help to reduce oiliness, according to the derm. "It works with skin's natural elasticity to loosen dirt and oil, removing deep-seated impurities from pores and priming skin to better absorb topical treatments," she says. This option from Clarisonic is travel-sized, so you can easily toss it in your weekender.

Clarisonic Mia Fit Facial Cleansing Brush System, $219, available at Sephora.
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This product from Neutrogena doubles as both a cleanser and a mask, so when the going gets rough, treat yourself to a treatment and don't wash it off for 15 minutes.

Neutrogena Clear Pore Facial Cleanser/Mask, $5.99, available at Target.
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No matter how oily your skin gets, there is no excuse to skip on daily SPF. This one from EltaMD is non-comedogenic, so you can layer it on underneath your makeup without worrying about clogging up your pores.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, $32.50, available at DermStore.
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Reapplying your sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place. For those with excess oils, Dr. Jaliman recommends using a brush-on SPF like this tinted one from Colorescience.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50, $64, available at Colorescience.
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To quickly take down your blemish before a big event, Dr. Jaliman recommends this spot treatment from Neutrogena. "This contains 2% salicylic acid, which is very good for acne spot treatment as it unclogs pores and can help prevent future breakouts," she says.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel With Salicylic Acid, $19.85, available at Amazon.
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