7 Reasons To Love Your Oily Skin Because It's Totally Got Benefits — PHOTOS

Not all skin types are created equal, and more often than not, we long for the skin type we don't have. Whether you're dry, combination, sensitive, or oily, the grass always seems greener on the other side — espeically if you're oily. But these 7 reasons to love your oily skin are proof that despite the struggle you face, your skin is your skin, and there are tons of great reasons to not only accept but be appreciative of the skin you have.

When you hear about oily skin on beauty blogs or websites, the posts often come hand in hand with how to combat the condition. While no one — myself included — wants to consistently worry about breakouts and large pores that are exacerbated by excess oil, there are reasons to welcome the oil slick you've come to loathe over the years. The desire to rid your face of excess oil is all too common, and not without merit despite its benefits. Whether your diet is influencing your skin or you're overdrying and thus causing excess oil production, there are ways to prevent your face from getting ultra shiny without trying to suck out all the moisture from your skin.

If you've dealt with or are dealing with oily skin, your skepticism about how it can be a positive attribute is totally understandable, but I've got 7 reasons for you to love your oil skin that may convince you to give your face a break.

Wrinkle Prevention

Lancome Renergie Double Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Treatment, $87, Macy's

While anti-wrinkle creams and serums are great, if you've got oily skin, you've got a leg up on everyone else. The production of oil helps to prevent deep and dry lines from forming in the face.

Less Makeup Woes

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation, $38, Sephora

Kylie Jenner has made matte makeup totally in again, and if you've got oily skin, you've got a much great shot at pulling off the look than your dry skin counterpart. As someone with combination skin, I know the struggle of applying foundation that begins to crack almost instantly. With oily skin, with careful powdering and some blotting paper, your foundation is more much likely to stay flawless.

A Gorgeous Glow

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, $38, Sephora

While others highlight their faces to achieve a natural glow, those with oily skin are blessed with it. Well cared for skin with controlled oil results in a youthful look that many people reach for highlighters to achieve. Cross one product off the list of makeup you need.

More Protection From The Environment

Coola Classic Face SPF 30, $32, Sephora

Maybe you've been concerned that your oily skin attracts the sun's rays. Seems like a weird thing to consider, but I totally did as a teenager. Good news is that oily skin actually helps to protect your face from harmful rays and environmental pollutants.

Less Products To Use

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, $26, Clinique

While having oily skin doesn't mean you can skip moisturizer altogether, it does mean that you'll require fewer tools in your skincare arsenal — unless you're acne prone. For those who don't deal with acne, oily skin means a gentle oil control cleanser and moisturizer. Heavy duty products not required.

Easier Seasonal Changes

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish, $32, Sephora

While those with dry and combination skin dread the change of the seasons, those with oily skin get to breath a sigh of relief come winter. While others are combatting dry, flaky skin, you could hit the sweet spot of oil control thanks to Mother Nature. That doesn't mean you won't need a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin, but you can discard some blotting paper for now.

A Plethora Of Products

Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash, $13, Ulta

Never worry about a lack of products specifically designed for your skin type. No matter what you're looking for, the likelihood of finding it in oil control form is exceptionally high.

Basically, if you were thinking your oily skin was a curse, it may be time to reconsider.

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