Oily Skin Hacks
Are you one of those people who often think to yourself, am I actually doomed to have teenage skin and breakouts for life? Will this ever end?! Well, don’t worry because you’re not alone. I myself happen to suffer from oily skin, but as they say, we won’t be complaining down the line when the wrinkles take longer to come! Here are some ideas of what you can do with your oily skin to minimize the shine and breakouts as much as possible:
1) Use a salicylic acid; or benzoyl peroxide, face wash twice a day: morning and night.
These two ingredients are typically found in most acne medications. Salicylic acid works to dissolve skin debris, and benzoyl peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria. This simple step will ensure that your pores stay unclogged, thereby preventing oil and bacteria buildup for clean and oil free skin!
2) Use a mattifying primer.
Primer preps your skin for the makeup you’re about to apply, and creates the ideal canvas for long-lasting makeup. Mattifying primers add an extra dimension of mattifying quality to prevent excess oil and unwanted shine.
3) Finishing powder.
After you apply your makeup, make sure to seal it in with a loose powder. The powder will absorb excess oil and keep your skin looking smooth and oil-free for as long as possible.
Drink a ton of water to flush out those toxins. It’s always beneficial for your body when you drink water and now you have an extra reason to do it!
5) Use a mattifying makeup spray after you apply your makeup.
This will seal in your makeup and ensure that your makeup stays in place all day, without looking shiny and oily.
6) You can find over the counter acne creams, which help prevent oil buildup and clogged pores.
Sometimes all is takes is trial and error until you find the one that works for you. Be careful to be gentle with your skin and not overdo any creams or washing. Your skin is sensitive and needs TLC; so be gentle!
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Please keep in mind that this article is based on my personal experiences as well as a makeup artist in the beauty industry. Always read package directions and seek medical advice before changing any routine that can potentially affect your skin or body.