Few combinations are as stressful as being stuck in a country with a tropical climate and having a face that is often an unforgiving sebum production factory beneath the surface. Your makeup won’t stick, your zits won’t quit, and you’re constantly relying on blotting paper to stay matte.

Oily skin is not just dependent on genetics, but factors like the weather, your hormones, and what you’re doing day-to-day tends to contribute to just how much oil is secreted. Though applying mattifying primers and setting your makeup thrice over with loose powder eases up some of the oiliness, the right way to manage an oily complexion is to go back to the roots with targeted skincare.

In the name of looking glowy and not greasy, here are five simple aspects to pay attention to when choosing new skincare products, or even when making minor adjustments to your current regimen.