What to do about oily skin

Don’t let oily skin get the best of you! While a good skincare routine will keep you ahead of the game, with a few key steps and products makeup-wise, you can control that shine, no problem.

1. As always, start with a freshly cleansed face. Then use a toner suited to oily skin -– saturate a cotton pad and press all around the face. Avoid anything with alcohol because it will dry out your skin in a bad way and may even produce more oil to compensate! 

2. You’ve probably been acquainted with a primer or two in your lifetime. A mattifying primer, however, is your best friend for life. Not only will it make your makeup last longer, it will also help prevent any oil breaking through and you’ll have a soft, smooth base for foundation. Apply all over the face, including the eyelids. 

3. Although it’s tempting to use your fingers when it comes to foundation, they’re prone to dirt and grease so could only add to the problem. Instead, use a clean brush or sponge. Plus, you’ll be pleased with the flawless look it provides! Also, just a reminder to use an oil-free formula. Depending on what you fancy, you can find both matte and dewy finishes without any oil.

4. Translucent powder sets all the hard work you’ve just put in. Dust softly around the face, concentrating on the T-zone, where most of the oil action seems to happen. But do not overdose on powder because that can increase the production of oil, too!

5. To finish your look, other powder-based products are advised to keep shine under control – blush, eyeshadow, bronzer, etc. As for the eyes, a waterproof mascara will help if you’re prone to any smudges that could occur as a result of oily lids. 

6. At this point, if you’re very oily, you may see some oil trying to break through. Take a piece of blotting paper (or a single layer of tissue will work, too) and carefully press against the offending areas. You don’t want to wipe away your beautiful makeup!

7. And there you have it – what to do about oily skin!

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