Clear Fix: Oil levels spike at 11 a.m. every day, explains Laura Goodman, a senior scientist for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Shine may be worse if you're in your 30s, when "oil-pumping hormones peak," Goodman says. Premakeup, apply a clay mask or mix a dollop with your face wash, says Jessica Liebeskind, a New York City makeup artist. Clay clarifies pores and reduces oil production.
What to Use: Try Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, $22.50, kiehls.com, plus ANSR: PREP Exfoliating Cleanser, $22, ansr.com.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2009.
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