How to Select and Use a Foundation for Oily Skin

Oily skin can makes it difficult for make-up to stay longer on the face. If you are here reading this article, then you know what I mean and you want a solution for that. The purpose of this article is to help you select a foundation for oily skin, teach you how to apply it on your skin for longer lasting, and also show you a skin cleansing routine that helps people with oily skin.

Making your make-up last longer on oily skin can be a difficult job unless you know what works with your skin and how to use your skin care products properly. Some people give up or reduce the amount of make-up they use just because of the oily skin. Let me give you some tips which can help you manage oil on your skin, and at the same time, allow you to apply the make-up you desire.

Use Appropriate Facial Cleanser

First thing you want to do is cleanse your skin properly. Make sure you select a facial cleanser that is specially made for oily skin. This will help cut down some of the oil. Not only does it reduce the amount of oil on your skin, it also clears the pores which is a very important step in its own. Clogged pores are never good and may cause skin complications.

Picking the Right Moisturizer

After properly cleansing your face, you want to apply a good moisturizer. Once again, you should be selecting products that are oil free. You don’t want more oil on your skin than you already have. Another thing I want to mention about oil-free moisturizers is that just because they are oil-free doesn’t mean they will work for you. Not all formulas work with your specific skin type. So, try one for a bit, if it doesn’t work, change it! People with oily skin have tried body butter in the past with good result. You may want to give that a shot and see if it helps.

Make-up Primer and Foundation for Oily Skin

When you apply a foundation on oily face, you notice that it does not stay in its place for very long. It makes your face appear cakey. What you need for that is a make-up primer. A make-up primer can help you hold everything together on your face so that it appears good with even skin-tone. Make sure to select an oil-free primer (also anti-shine).

Primer for the Eyes

Another thing that ladies often experience is eye make-up creasing. Creasing above the eyes is very common with women who have dark circles. What they tend to do is apply a concealer before they put on the makeup for oily skin. That is one thing you should avoid if you have oily skin. Instead of using a concealer, you need to pick a primer that is specially designed for your eyes (eyelids). Applying a primer designed for eyelids creates that perfect base you need for the rest of the make-up. Not only that, it also absorbs the oils produced by your skin throughout the day.

Too Much Powder is Not Good

Another thing that you can do to control oil on your face is to not apply too much powder. It has been known that applying too much powder can cause the pores to release more oil. As a result, it makes your skin even oilier. Always use a matte translucent formula for powder and apply it only where it is needed (shiny areas). Using that formula can significantly reduce the shine and keep your skin-tone even.

Save Make-up from Water

Last but not the least, buy makeup products that are waterproof, water-resistant and last longer once applied. These kinds of make-ups tend not to crease or give your cakey appearance. Also, it is always a good idea to keep some blotting papers handy. If the above tips do not work for you, or not work for you for longer period of time, then you can always use blotting papers to suck away some of that oil on your skin.

In conclusion, I hope the tips I shared help you control the oil on your face and maintain your make-up. It is very important that you select your skin-care products carefully. Always select oil-free makeup foundation for oily/greasy skin and apply it after using a make-up primer.