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Mindy Kaling's oily skin annoyance

Published 16/05/2016

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has listed her top oily skincare saviours and shares the products she uses to "depuff" her eyes before shooting her TV show.

Mindy Kaling doesn't think her oily skin helps her look younger, like she's been told.

The Mindy Project star struggles with persistently oily skin and explains that she spent a long time experimenting with products until she found which ones work best for her specific skin type.

“I have oily skin. People keep telling me that will help me age but ehhh I feel like I look my age so when does that kick in, huh?” Mindy wrote on her longtime friend B.J. Novak's website, adding that the products she uses changes depending on the time of the year.

The actress and comedian still has the occasional brush with mild acne, admitting blemishes typically pop up when she's about to make an appearance on television. Accordingly, she swears by using Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light to help eliminate pimples and improve her skin's appearance.

“Yeah, guys, I still get zits. Nothing like a good old white head on dark brown skin. This little device (Tria Acne Clearing Blue Light) has helped me many times before I go on a talk show. I don’t need no James Corden staring at a pimple on my forehead," she laughed.

The 36-year-old also lists her must-have products of the moment, including a few picks from one luxury skincare brand in particular, SK-II, which she’s convinced will make her look like a certain A-lister.

"A very clean and uncomplicated skin care system that’s anti-aging and wakes me up,” Mindy wrote of SK-II’s line. "I heard Cate Blanchett uses it so I was like SIGN ME UP. Even though she is an alabaster statue and I’m an oil slick it works well for both of us! Weird!"

Mindy revealed her favourite products for negating the effects of early morning filming starts too, sharing that Shiseido's Benefiance eye masks are great in helping "depuff" her eyes. She also swears by Dr. Denese SPF 30 sunscreen, which she describes as "truly mattifying but also not chalky on my dark skin" and often uses the product instead of a primer before applying her make-up.

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