Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beauty Tips for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin like I do, you know that wearing and applying makeup can get a little tricky. I am going to share some of my tips and tricks so hopefully you can learn something from my mistakes.
1. Good makeup application starts with prepped skin. Always wash your face before applying makeup, use a toner or astringent, and apply a moisturizer!!! I know, applying a moisturizer can feel like you are making your skin more oily, but it is not. If you do not apply a moisturizer, you skin starts working in overtime trying to hydrate your skin by producing more oil. The worst thing you can do for your skin is not apply a moisturizer. You can also use a BB or CC cream in place of a moisturizer, and stop there. 
2. For oily skin, using a primer will help makeup apply smoothly, and last longer. Using an oil control lotion or primer after applying a moisturizer will lock in the moisture on your face and create a barrier on your skin for the makeup to go on.  
3. Picking foundations for oily skin can be hard, so make sure to look for one that is specifically made for oily skin, or to help control oil. This does not mean that the foundation will be oil free. So if you want an oil free foundation be sure to look for that, as well as it being a foundation for oily skin or to help control oil. 
4. Set your foundation. Use a pressed or loose powder to set any cream or liquid products on your face. This will help the longevity and wear of your makeup. If you use a matte powder to set your face, it will also help your makeup to stay matte longer. 
5. If you can feel the oil coming through your makeup throughout the day, make sure to have blotting papers or a blotting powder with you. If you find yourself without blotting papers, look for seat covers in the restroom, those papers are the exact same as your blotting papers. When using a blotting powder, make sure to use a clean sponge each time you go into the powder, or a brush that you clean after each use. Think about it, you use the same makeup sponge each time you do your makeup, which gets the oil from your face onto the sponge. Now your going to put the sponge with oil back into you makeup compact, contaminating all of the product, talk about gross! Using a brush can be more sanitary when applying a blotting powder, or whenever you touch up your makeup. Simply wipe the brush clean on a clean towel between daily use, and remember to wash the brush regularly. 

I hope you enjoyed these tips. Please leave a comment telling me some of your tips if you have oily skin, I would love to hear them! 

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