I feel like this is something all oily skin gals struggle with; you want the glow but not the oil. Fear not! Today I will share with you my top 5 tips on getting that much desired glowing skin even if you have an oily complexion!
I have struggled with oily skin my entire makeup wearing life. My mum keeps telling me “it’s a blessing because it means you’ll get less wrinkles”. I have no idea what oily skin has to do with getting less wrinkles but let’s hope shes right!
Tip #1 Use a GREAT primer!
Just like when your painting wall, you use primer to prepare for your paint (aka foundation). A primer is a best friend to an oily skinned gal. Use a primer that is proven to help the longevity of your foundation. Look for phrases like “oil free”, “no added oils” or “great for oily skin”. The best primers for oily skin will feel tacky once applied. This means the foundation has something to adhere to.
Tip #2 Use a Natural or Satin finish foundation
Shock! Horror! I’m not saying “use a matte finish foundation”! I’ve found over the years trying to perfect glowy skin with my oily complexion, if you use a tacky primer and a natural finish foundation, you can make it work.
Tip #3 Don’t OVER cleanse your face
When you over cleanse, you strip the skin of it’s natural oils, making it produce even more oil. I found I had the same issue with my hair. I had the oiliest hair and would say “oh well I gotta wash every night because if I don’t, my hair will be so greasy the next day!”. Then someone suggested that I try waiting a day or two between washes because by washing so frequently, the shampoo was stripping my hair of it’s natural oils. Once I got into a routine of washing every 2nd or 3rd day, suddenly my hair was less oily. So the same goes for your face! Use a cream cleanser or one that is not too foamy.
Tip #4 Use skincare suited for oily skin
The first step to getting glowing skin starts with your skincare! Choose to use products that are aimed at oily skin like the Sebium range from Bioderma (click here to read my review). You want to try products that claim to balance out your oils. I’m really excited because I have an order coming from The Ordinary that has a few products for oil control. I’ll give you an update in a month or so!
Tip #5 Don’t go overboard with highlighter
I know, you just want to pile that pretty highlighter all over. Trust me. Use a highlighter that either isn’t too intense or use a light hand when applying. You know that throughout the day your natural oils will make an appearance so limit the amount of highlighter you use.
And that’s it! I hope these tips help you control your oils while still being able to achieve glowing skin!