Hey, beauties! Raise your hand if you suffer from oily skin. Yep. I’m raising my hand! Oily skin can certainly be a pain, but there are a few simple ways you can manage it so it doesn’t ruin your makeup and gorgeous glow game. Here are my 5 tips to combat oily skin, from a makeup artist who totally gets oily skin!
✨ Blot with powder! Enlist in a product like our Fancy Face Flawless Blotting Powder and you’ll feel heaps better! Use a small brush to touch up throughout the day and you can kiss that oily look goodbye. Our powder is also amazing for blurring large pores and comes with a mirror in the compact itself, so it’s great for touch-ups on the go, too! Keen to see it in action? Check out our very own Alissa’s video here.
✨ Blotting, paper style! Having a pack of blotting papers handy in your purse or bag is another great option to really help to soak up any excess oil without removing your makeup. This trick also allows you to avoid putting any excess product on your face. Think Blotting Papers work wonders annnnd they also smell delicious. Strange? Maybe. But I can roll with it!
✨ Exfoliate! Believe it or not, exfoliating is important for those of us with oily skin, too! It isn’t just a beauty exercise for dry skin. Light exfoliating helps to break up impurities and wash out anything that’s deep-rooted or stuck in larger pores. Yes, it sounds kind of gross. But it works! Look for an exfoliating cleanser containing charcoal and citric acid. The charcoal will help absorb excess oil while the citric acid has awesome astringent properties to help tighten pores. This magical little ingredient can also be found in our Daydream Rosewater Cream. A great option to give your skin some extra love post-exfoliation.
✨ Tone! Using a toner at night helps to deeply cleanse your skin, minimize pores and balance your skin’s ph levels. This in turn can help to even out your complexion. A product I love to use is Paula’s Choice Pore Reducing Toner. A nice little bonus is that it also can help to get rid of any sneaky last traces of makeup.
✨ Get your glow on! It’s important to avoid applying blush and highlighter to the apples of your cheek. Rather than using highlighter there, apply that gorgeous, glowing product on the highpoints of your face to ensure you look dewy and radiant in all the right places and you don’t end up looking oily rather than fresh and bright!
There you have it, beauties. My 5 tips to combat oily skin. Let me know your thoughts and any tricks you use to keep that oil at bay!
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