Having to deal with oily skin can be really daunting especially if you live somewhere hot. You have to put it in a lot of effort just so your face will not appear shiny and stay matte all day. There are a number of tips and tricks that you can do to help keep shine at bay throughout the day and we have listed them below.
1. Identify the factors
Identifying the cause of the problem would help you find a solution that would suit you best. Some people have oily skin because their mothers or fathers passed it to them aka genetics. Some have acquired oily skin because of the use of products that are not for them, others due to some medications they are currently taking or due to hormonal changes and others have it because they are stressed.
2. Clay masks
Face masks have been popularly known to manage a lot of skin woes. For oily skin, the best mask that would help manage your problem is a clay mask. Apart from keeping shine at bay, it also helps minimize your pores thus helping prevent the development of acne. Clay masks are also amazing because they are gentler and contain less (or even zero) chemicals.
3. Oil Control
Using an oil control facial wash that is non-comedogenic will help you manage your oily skin. It is best to choose products that contain lesser chemicals so there will be a lesser chance that it will irritate your skin. If you can, go for a product that is organic.
4. Sponges are your friends
Since we are done with skin care, applying makeup is next. It is a must for people with oily skin to have a couple or more sponges at hand. Applying makeup with a sponge allows the product to dilute with water as you do a pressing motion on your skin. You should note that a damp sponge works best and since it is damp you should wash it every after use so it will not harbor any form of bacteria.
5. Cut the powder
I used to think using powder to set the makeup helps in keeping my face shine free until I learned that it actually causes more harm. Experts say that dusting powder to your face to set your makeup only causes your pores to produce more oil. This is something we are avoiding, right? If you feel really compelled to set your makeup, using a good setting spray can do the trick.
6. A primer a day, keeps the shine at bay
A primer is a must have for someone who has oily skin. Since we have said our sad goodbyes to setting powders, this will become our new best friend. Picking out a good primer that is perfectly made for combination or oily skin is a must so you should not just settle with the first thing that you see in the drugstore shelf. There are tons of amazing primers out in the market now and all you need to do is to research which ones will suit you best. For those who love using eye shadows, getting an eye primer will also help your eye makeup stay in place.
7. Blot, blot, blot
Another must have for people with oily skin are blotting papers. These come in handy so you should really keep some on your purse for quick touch ups. This will instantly keep you away from that dewy look.
Taking care of your skin is one of the best things you can do to yourself. Give these tips a try and see what works best for you. Good luck!