Women always want what they cant have right? For instance, some women desire that summer dewy look while others struggle with oil control. While the dewy look is much more attainable by just finding the right makeup, controlling that oil and shine can feel like a part-time job. Some oil is good for keeping the skin moisturized and balanced, but too much oil is a breakout battle that never ends and makeup can make it worse. Many factors like weather, genetics and hormones cause oily skin. Don’t give up, there are some great products to combat the shine and get that matte velvety look.
First, make sure you are not causing your skin to over-produce oil. Using glycolic acid and salicylic acid cleaners too often can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing your skin to think it’s not producing enough oil and then over produce. Proper skincare for your specific skin type is the first essential step. Most skincare companies offer a series of products for oil control from cleansers to moisturizers.
Choosing oil-free, mattifying, non-comedogenic makeup will help minimize shine. A primer specifically designed for oil control followed by an oil free foundation or BB Cream then set with a powder or spray will help prolong that matte finish. Finally, touching up with the same powder or oil blotting papers as needed will soak up any shine that breaks through this anti-oil barrier. Below are a few top rated products that oil control gurus and dermatologist swear by.
Shiseido takes the guess work out oil control skin care. This 1-2-3 Pureness matifiant line leaves the skin feeling soft, velvety, and balanced.
Peter Thomas Roth’s new Clini-Matte All Day Oil Control SPF 20 is the perfect moisturizer with or without makeup on even the most sensitive skin.
A oil- free moisturizer that provides Anti-aging and pore minimizing benefits? Dr.Brandt’s Anti-Aging Oil Free Mattifying Lotion is heaven sent!
A cult favorite among make up artists, celebrities, and any one who has ever tried it once. A must have even if you aren’t prone to oily skin. Use as a primer or for setting make up. Oil and shine have no chance against Urban Decay’s De Slick spray!
Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 is buildable whether you want light or full coverage. This BB Cream improves skins texture, tone, and leaves this skin with a matte flawless high-definition glow.
Keep this bestseller in your purse at all times! Urban Decay’s De Slick Mattifying Powder can be used with or without makeup. It’s lightweight and works with every skin tone for soaking up oil. Don’t leave home without it!
Another great on-the-spot product for soaking up oil Boscia Green Tea Bloting Linens are 100% natural and wont remove your make-up. Their compact holder fits easily in any clutch or purse. Your girlfriends will be glad you came prepared!