Dermatologists Say These Are the Best Face Washes for Oily Skin

Kaitlyn McLintock


For those of us with oily skin, blotting paper is just as important as the hand sanitizer, tissues, and lip balm we carry in our bags. (Shout-out to Too Cool For School’s Dinoplatz Mulberry Blotting Paper, $8, which has been a Byrdie staple pretty much forever.) Seriously though, when your skin produces too much oil—or sebum, if you prefer the more technical term—it can be seemingly impossible to mattify your complexion, keep makeup in place, and control acne flare-ups.

Before you throw your hands up in exasperation, know that changing the overall look and feel of your skin is totally doable, even if it takes dedication. Aside from eating healthy, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and checking in with a dermatologist, oily-skinned people can start by using the right products—most notably face wash. The ideal oily-skin cleanser has to strike a balance between being gentle, hydrating, and effective. To save you from too much trial and error, we reached out to a few dermatologists so they could provide their expert recommendations. Keep reading to see the best face washes for oily skin.

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