Not all oil-blotters are created equal. Check out five to keep on-hand to combat every sweaty situation you might come across this season.

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There are so many things we love about summer…namely the weather, the sun, and the chance to spend every free second we have enjoying the great outdoors. There is only one downside to all of this time spent away from the AC: the excessive heat.  Yes, we’ll admit it, even for lovely, polished ladies like ourselves, the summer can get pretty sweaty. Luckily, when the dreaded face-shine strikes, we know exactly where to turn. Oil blotters gently remove excess oil from the skin, without messing up your perfect makeup application. These are our five favorite oil blotters—we’d recommend keeping your favorite nearby all summer long!

Earth Therapeutics Shine-Free Spot Blots


These super thin oil blotters are made from hemp paper and are ideal for sensitive skin. With just a light press, spot blots will absorb excess oil from skin’s crevices and leave your face shine-free. A great product to keep in your purse for a quick fix!

80 sheets, $4.99 at

Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens


If you are a fan of the effects of charcoal on the skin, these blotting linens are an absolute must-have. Boscia’s Blotting Linens are made from Abaca Tree fiber and are infused with black bamboo charcoal. Not only will they remove oil from the skin’s surface, these sheets will clean pores for clear, beautiful skin.

100 sheets, $10 at

Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers

Oil Blotting Paper

You don’t have to worry about messing up your makeup with the Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers. These thin papers don’t add powder to the skin, just gently absorb excess oil for a matte look.

Case of 100, $7 at

NYX Blemish Control Blotting Paper


If long summer days leading into hot summer nights leave your skin prone to sweat-induced breakouts, this is one product you’re going to want to stock up on. NYX’s ultra-absorbent pulp papers will soak up the excess oil on your skin, and leave a dose of salicylic acid behind to banish blemishes.

100 count, $5.99 at

Palladio Rice Paper          



These unique, dual-purpose oil-absorbers are actually made from rice. They are two-sided—a matte side to de-shine and a powdered side for primping! They come in three shades to match varying skin tones. Keep Palladio Rice Paper on hand for in-cab touch-ups on hot days!

1 package, $4 at

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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