THE OILY SKIN BALANCING ACT
Your daily skin cleansing poses a particular challenge: the T-zone needs to be gently cleared of oil, to avoid pimples and blackheads. Cleanse your T-zone with a gentle cleanser, in order to remove excess sebum and reduce the skin’s shine. Even the best makeup for oily skin won’t do much without a gentle wash first. Wash gel such as NIVEA Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel will get your skin ready by cleansing thoroughly and preventing irritation.
It’s important that you do not cleanse your skin more than twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Otherwise, any sensitive skin areas may dry out too much.
2. Moisturise & Tone
Even though you may have oily skin, that doesn’t mean you can skip on being sufficiently moisturised. A good moisturising routine is important, while still making sure that areas with oily skin are not made too greasy. Tone your T-zone with a facial toner like NIVEA’S Daily Essentials Refreshing Face Toner.
Use a light moisturising day cream as the basis for your makeup, and apply it more sparingly to your t-zone. It’s essential that the cream you use has a moisturising effect, but is light at the same time. It could even contain discreet colour pigments. For the eye area, you should opt for an eye cream specially developed for this sensitive area.
3. Primer & Foundation
When choosing a foundation for oily skin, make sure it is oil-free. While it’s hard to say which the best foundation for oily-skin is, the right choice is almost always a foundation that leaves a smooth, matte finish. Application matters too – lightly apply your foundation in circular motions with a blending brush for a seamless look.
To give your make up an even and smooth base and help your make up stay put, apply a primer. Apply a NIVEA Primer underneath your foundation for the best results.
4. Tailor your Makeup
Makeup for oily skin is developed specially to avoid blemishes or shininess. Good brands will absorb any excess sebum, and even small beads of sweat. Oil-free makeup is also great if you are closer to combination than oily type skin.
5. Set and Matte
To help your makeup last longer, you can set it with powder. This is particularly good when applying makeup for oily skin, since a pressed powder reduces the shine and has a matte effect. Conceal small blemishes with a mineral powder.
6. Blotting Papers
Keep a stash of blotting papers in your purse – just in case. With a few dabs, you can mop-up any excess oil that’s causing you trouble in the middle of the day.
Applying makeup to oily skin is a simple process of figuring out what works for you, and adapting to changes as they come. By choosing light products and using them sparingly, you’ll find a way to master your own radiant look, without the shine.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.