I Have Oily Skin – What Should I Do?
So many women have to deal with oily skin. I know I personally, have very sweaty skin (you will see that in my videos) and I know how it feels to be self conscious about having shiny skin. Thankfully, there are some things to do to combat the shine – especially in these summer months. (If you have sweaty skin like me, or combination skin, I have found following the oily skin approach is very helpful.)
Check out these 6 steps to reducing your shiny look.
1. Cleanse Oily Skin Regularly
This might be a no-brainer for some, but others do need this reminder. We need to wash the impurities of the day off of our face, and the excess oil, on a regular basis. It is best to cleanse your face first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Check out hyaluronic acid, that could also be helpful for you.
2. Moisturize Oily Skin
I know, I know. Many people think that if you have oily skin, the LAST thing you want to do is apply anything moist on your skin. But trust me, this is what your face needs. If you skip this step your skin will be prone to generate MORE oil – and I know you don’t want that. Use a lightweight moisturizer, or a gel moisturizer. One of my favorites is Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel by Clinique.
3. Mattifying Primer
If you are wearing makeup you can’t skip this step. Use a primer that will help combat your oil production, and promote matte skin. Mattifying or pore reducing primers are my top recommendation. There are several good ones out there. One of my favorites is Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. You can get the travel size from Ulta.com for $15.
4. Oil-Free (Water Based) Foundation
Please pay attention to the ingrediants in your foundation. Powders and liquids will be your best option. Most mattifying foundations are oil-free, so that is helpful. But make sure your read the ingredients and water is the first or second one listed.
5. Setting Powder
Make sure you set your makeup with a good setting powder. You can use a powder close to your skin tone or one that is translucent. The good thing about powders is you can apply them where you need them (most likely the T-Zone) throughout the day, without disturbing your appearance. My favorites are from Laura Mercier.
6. Blot Papers for Oily Skin
If you do steps 1-5 and your nose is still shining at the end of the day, you will need to keep blot papers with you most times. These are designed to absorb the oil without messing up your makeup. And the cool thing is if you follow step #4, your oil will sit ON TOP of your makeup, so it’ll be really easy to use the blot papers when you need them. You can find these anywhere makeup is sold. From Target, to convenience stores (i.e. CVS) to your favorite beauty supply store.
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