Oily skin can be a huge pain and sometimes a nightmare for women, including myself. Oily skin is prone to pimples and sometimes up-keeping makeup can be a drag. Do not fret or curse the oily skin you were born with, instead choose beauty products that will help control excess oil and will keep you looking fresh all day. Below are some of my personal favorite beauty products I use for my oily skin.
Keep it clean!
Make sure to wash your face every morning and every night, no matter how late you stay out. Since dirt can easily build up on oily skin, it is important to keep it clean with a powerful cleanser that will remove not only your make-up, but the dead skin and dirt. Some of my favorites are Murad’s Redness Therapy Soothing Gel Cleanser, The gel reduces irritation and redness by washing away impurities as it conditions skin to alleviate tightness, stinging and sensitivity.
Another favorite of mine is Lancôme’s Gel Pure Focus oil control cleansing gel, This oil-free micro-bead gel formula instantly removes makeup and impurities without stripping away essential moisture. This is important because doing away with too much oil will make the skin dry, oil keeps it moisturized.
I have used and loved all these cleansers, but my current obsession is Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser. This cleanser takes off my makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I’ve also noticed this cleaner has evened out my skin tone which is amazing!
Tone up your skin
Former Lancôme make-up artist, Amaris Dominguez, informed me that toners work to take out excess oil in pores, so use them well. Use one that will hydrate the skin. Avoid toners with too much alcohol in them; alcohol can dry up the skin. My favorite is Kinerase Hydrating Antioxidant Spray, this misting spray toner improves skin with multiple anti-oxidants to prevent free radical damage that can be caused by daily exposure to the environment and in LA that is crucial.
Choosing the right moisturizer
First and foremost, go with a moisturizer that is oil-control and not oil-free. I have found that some oil-free moisturizers can make the skin produce more excess oil or the polar opposite, make my skin dry. Dominguez also says the amount of alcohol and drying powders in some oil-free products can make the skin dry. I love and I mean love MAC Cosmetics Oil Control Lotion which has been in my routine for the last eight months. It’s lightweight and lays instantly matte, bonding makeup to the skin for fewer touch-ups. Let me tell you, of all the moisturizers I’ve tried, this is the winner.
Sheets that will
save help your face
Oil absorbent sheets will have the skin looking fresh without having to pile on more make-up to hide the shine. Most packs are small enough to carry in your purse or makeup bag and are one of many makeup lifesavers. Clean & Clear have a great oil absorbent sheet as well as Palladio with their rice paper sheets.
Oily skin can be a pain, but it’s really a curse disguised as a blessing. Looking at the bigger picture, women with oily skin age much better and have less wrinkles! I say to myself every day. If you have products to swear by, post below!