If you’re like me and have stubborn oily skin, you know that keeping the shine at bay (yes, even during the winter) isn’t an easy task. While I’m often to forgo the moisturizer with the hopes of keeping the grease to a minimum throughout the day, I’ve learned that failing to hydrate your skin at all can actually cause your skin to compensate for a lack of self-inflicted moisture by producing even more oil. So, in my years of research (along with trial and error), I’ve been able to find a few budget-friendly drugstore moisturizers for oily skin that keep hydrated without turning you into a complete oil slick.

Aside from keeping the shine under control, an oil-free moisturizer with mattifying properties also tend to be a good choice for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin, as excess oil and clogged pores can trigger active breakouts and blackheads. With cooler weather and dryer conditions on the horizon, it’s natural for even the oiliest of skin types to need a little extra moisture. These affordable skincare products rival their high-end counterparts and will help to balance out hydration levels without leaving you looking shiny throughout the day.

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