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Best Makeup for Oily Skin

Sheetal Mandora Oct 8, 2018
Searching for makeup that suits different skin types is tough. And when it comes to finding the best makeup for oily skin, then its even more difficult. Which is why we have provided some useful tips and tricks for choosing the right makeup for oily skin, for all seasons...
Every girl dreams for that perfect skin throughout her life, but not all of us are lucky. Even though makeup acts as our saviour, finding the appropriate makeup for oily skin can be a struggle that many of us go through in order to look our best.
Excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands present in the skin causes acne, whiteheads, blackheads and makes the skin look oily and dull. This oil oozes out from the enlarged pores. However avoiding water-based foundations and blotting paper prevents skin damage.
Very often, hunting for oil-free products, stocking up blotting papers or worrying about getting pimples can be exhausting. However, the advantage of having oily skin is that it doesn't show early signs of skin aging. There are occasions when you have to use makeup and applying the right one is the real conspiracy.
The skin tends to appear shiny, thick and has flawed blemishes. Heredity, hormone levels, pregnancy, humidity or hot weather, birth control pills or certain cosmetics can be some of the causes of oily skin. Oily skin adversely affects an individual's self-esteem and character as it lowers the person's self-confidence.
Before succeeding, let's see how much can home remedies help you attain that perfect skin. Firstly, it's important to drink minimum 8 glasses of water daily to keep the skin well hydrated and fresh. Also, applying cucumber juice on the face helps control the pH level of the skin.

Best Cosmetics for Oily Skin

Best Foundation Makeup

There are cosmetic companies that make skin-tone specific foundations. Make sure to get a high-quality foundation that doesn't aggravate or clog your pores, and the appearance of your skin is even. Here are some tips that will help you pick the best foundation.

Foundation Sticks

Buy a foundation that is one tone lighter than your skin tone to give a natural look. It covers the blotchy look and can hold for long hours.

Mineral Foundation

While using mineral makeup for oily skin, there are certain guidelines you should follow. Don't use mineral foundations during winters. Winters are generally dry and the mineral foundation will make your skin look dry or oily at certain areas. Liquid foundations with mineral powder can be one way to escape from such issues.

Foundation Powder

Using powder foundation instead of liquid foundation is more effective since it stays in place and absorbs excess oils from the skin. Apply as many applications as you want, but only after washing and cleansing your face.

Foundation with SPF

If you choose any liquid foundations, check the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) on the label. The number indicates how many hours the SPF lasts. There are many foundations with SPF 15 and SPF 30 available in the market. Avoid water-based foundations and blotting paper as they ruin the skin.
Check for full-coverage matte foundations rather than light or medium coverage foundations which won't last long. Check what is written on the foundations; choose the ones that say "For oily skin".
Use a make-up sponge and not your fingers to apply the foundation. It prevents spreading of excess oil onto your face more.

Tips for Selecting Makeup

  • Purchase foundations that contain titanium dioxide, a natural sun protector.
  • Avoid products that have alcohol in them, especially SD40.
  • Kaolin clay used in foundations will prevent excess oil formation on your face.
  • Zinc oxide foundation is the best makeup for acne-prone skin as it is anti inflammatory.
  • Make sure it contains sericite, which reduces the appearance of large pores and helps to absorb excess oil.

Home Remedies for Skin Care

  • Clean your face daily with cleansing milk atleast twice a day; use blotting paper to absorb excess oil.
  • To wash the face, attentively use sulphur soap.
  • Moisturize with an oil-free lotion having SPF 30.
  • Apply minimum possible makeup as your skin needs to breathe well.
  • Plan a diet that has proteins, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits.
  • Avoid eating oily foods.
Knowing how to take care of your skin and which products to use will not only be beneficial for now but also in the long run. Using less amount of foundation will last longer and won't look heavy as if it's caked on. If it is difficult for you to find the right makeup for yourself, consult your dermatologist.