Too worried that you oily skin will spoil your make up? Worry not because following some simple tips will let you perfectly wear make up and maintain it all day. But before that, it is important that you to know your skin type to understand your skin better.
So, why is oily skin oily?
When the skin produces extreme sebum, a natural lubricant produced by the sebaceous gland, it becomes heavy and thick in texture. Oily skin is identified by shininess, blemishes and pimples. The oily-skin type is not essentially bad, since such skin is less prone to wrinkling, or other signs of aging.
The depressing side to oily-skin type is that oily complexions are especially vulnerable to clogged pores, blackheads, and dead skin cells build up on the surface of the skin. Oily skin can be pale and coarse in feel and has large, clearly visible pores everywhere.
Because of the hormonal changes of teenage, oily skin is rampant in adolescents, but it can occur at any age. Usually, skin becomes dryer with age. The flow of sebum heightens during teenage and lessens with age. During pregnancy and menopause, hormonal imbalances can upset the oil stability and increase the action of sebaceous glands.
Things to do before applying Make up on oily skin
A lot of people have oily skin only in particular areas and dry or normal in others, a condition known as combination skin.
Oily skin needs special cleansing with hot water and soap to prevent pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness and skincare products that leave your skin feeling tight and dry.
To cleanse oily skin, use oil-based products as they break up sebum efficiently. Go for oil-free moisturizers to maintain a shine-free complexion.
Keep skin extremely clean but limit washing to two or three times a day. Too much will stimulate your skin to produce more oil.
Most People feel that makeup on oily skin will give rise to zits and blemishes. Well, though you are not altogether wrong, it is not impossible to apply makeup to this skin type.
Exfoliate First! It is important to do this first and foremost before starting anything! Recommended : Queen Helene’s Oatmeal and Honey scrub. Also suggested is any moderate facial scrub rather than a cream or foam cleanser. Gel cleansers work well too.
Moisturize. Always moisturize before putting on makeup. It helps your makeup to stay on. You should stick to oil-free moisturizers, and make sure it is water based. Recommended is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing gel for oily skin.
Foundation: Every oily skin is different for each individual but they should all use an oil-free foundation. Apply with the palms of your fingertips to heat it up a bit. Smashbox’s Oil-Free high definition foundation is best.
Set foundation for 10 minutes, and then apply powder: Using a face powder brush, sweep powder lightly onto face, making circles on the cheeks. Make sure to pinpoint the forehead and bridge of the nose especially. (Smashbox’s Halo Powder and Makeup For Ever’s HD powder works great!) Use a shade according to your foundation to make it look more natural.
Prime oiliest areas like the T-Zone — forehead, nose, and chin, with an oil-free, anti-shine primer. Put it on after you’ve cleaned your face but before foundation, powder, or other makeup.
To keep eye makeup from creasing, avoid concealer on lids. Instead, use a primer specifically designed for eyelids.
DO NOT pile on the face powder. Going overboard could backfire by making your pores gush out more oil.
Apply powder just on areas that are shiny. Use a matte transparent formula, which can reduce shininess on any skin tone.
No matter how matte your makeup looks in the morning, if your skin tends to go oily, you’ll shine by midday. Carry blotting paper.
Since your skin naturally produces more than enough oil, buy makeup products that are oil-free.
Stick to eye products that are waterproof, water-resistant, or long-wear.
Remember your sunscreen — look for an oil-free formula. After you’ve put it on, place a tissue flat on your face and press gently to remove any excess before applying your makeup base.