If you have oily skin, then I am sure like me, you are always looking for ways to help keep your shine under control. Therefore, for today’s post I thought I would talk about five ways that I have found best for dealing with it. If this is
something you are interested in, then please read on.
Five- use a light moisturiser only when needed
One of my favourite YouTube Gurus MakeupByTiffanyD made a good point sometime ago now. She spoke of only using moisturiser when you feel it is needed. This might seem really obvious but quite often I would just put moisturiser all over my face everyday and also I didn’t check to see if it was for a certain skin type or not. I now use Liz Earle Naturally Active Skin Care’s Skin Repair Moisturiser Light for combination/oily skin. I apply this only when and where I need it, which in turn, doesn’t add more moisture to my face where it is not needed (ie where I am oily).
Four- Use a primer for oily skin
I have to admit that this is often a step that I miss out as when I put my make-up on I am usually in a hurry. I also have to say that I have only tried one primer for oily skin and it is rather expensive as it is the Bobbi Brown Oil Control Lotion with SPF 15 which costs £32. I will say though that this stuff is fantastic. I got it for my wedding which is why I made the investment and I have the tiniest bit left as I don’t want it to be gone. My sister is getting married next year and I will definitely be buying some more for then, as in my own wedding photographs I had no shine on my face at all, and I want my face to be the same in her photos.
I have not yet found a cheaper alternative to this and I would like to, therefore, if you have any suggestions for me or other Facekitt readers to try, then please leave a comment down below.
Three- Use a Face Mask Once a Week
I should say here that I do not use face wipes or a face wash that are specifically for oily skin. My everyday routine involves taking off the heaviest of my make-up with a Pamper’s Baby Wipe, I then wash my face with Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser, use Liz Earle’s Skin Tonic Toner and as I said before I use Liz Earle’s light moisturiser
when and where I need it. I find this routine works well for my skin in terms of keeping spots at bay and once a week I use The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask. This mask is for all skin types and although I wouldn’t say it does anything to stop my skin being less oily, I do feel that it makes my skin look more radiant. It doesn’t make it more oily either, it is just a nice treatment that works well for me.
Two- Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets
These blotting tissues came out fairly recently in the UK and they really are brilliant for taking excess oil from your face. They are very inexpensive, costing £1.99 from Superdrug for 50 sheets which come in a really handy pocket-size box that you can easily carry around with you.
The sheets won’t take any of your make-up off and you will be amazed at just how much excess oil there is on your face after you use one of these. An absolute must have for your bag on any night out to make sure that you stay shine free.
One- MAC’s Blotting Powder
This is a recent purchase I made at the airport for my holiday and I do not know how I managed without it! This powder is great for stopping oilyness, and when I was taking photo’s on holiday for blogging, I was so pleased with the results.
I bought it in medium/dark because I knew I would get quite tanned on holiday but it has barely any colour pay off if any at all. I put this all over my face with a big powder brush and then I put a bit more on my t-zone as this is where I tend to be most shiney. Here is a photo where I have not used the blot powder, followed by one where I have used it.
I personally think there is a noticeable difference in how oily I look in these two photos and so MACs blotting powder is a product that I now use everyday to set my make-up and I will be repurchasing it when I have used it up.
If you have any advice for oily skin or there are products that you swear by in order to help keep your shine at bay then please share them by leaving a comment below.