So if your suffering with oily skin and just feel like you cannot take anymore, I am going to give you some tips and advice one how to deal with it. Oily skin can be a nightmare to live with, your makeup doesn't stay on, the excess oil may cause breakouts and you generally don't feel very attractive with sweaty looking skin. Well there are some ways you can keep it all under control.


Starting with your morning routine, the tip is not to over wash your skin. Over washing your skin will only make things worse. When we wash our skin it basically breaks down all the natural oils in our skin, so if you over wash oily skin, the skin will be consentaly working to produce more oils so therefore in oil skin cases you will produce too much oil. Another thing to keep in mind is what type of skincare products you are using. Don't use anything too harsh that will strip the skin, and try to use something that is oil free. You don't want to be adding more oil to your already oily skin. I recommend La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily and Sensitive Skin and Vichy Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel.
Next is prepping the skin for makeup application. You can either apply a oil free moisturiser such as Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturiser. Or you can apply a oil free primer, I never use both, that's not saying you can't but I feel the less amount of products on my skin the better. I recommend two primers for you to keeping your oil at bay, they are, Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer and Smashbox Photoready Light Primer. Prepping the skin will help prepare it for makeup and also keep the oil from seeping through throughout the day.


When it comes to makeup itself, it's important to use an oil free foundation. I've seen a lot of people with oily skin that use non oil free foundation and the wonder why there foundations aren't working for them. An oil free foundation contains little or no oil so you aren't adding any extra oil to the skin. My recommendation for these are Revlon Colourstay Oily/Combination version, Rimmel Stay Matte and Benefit Hello Flawless. Most foundations with a matt finish will work for you. It's also important to powder after foundation to make sure your foundation last that little bit longer and to also to control the oil. My favourite is Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Lastly using a makeup setting spray after to completely set your makeup is another option you can do. I recommend Urban Decay De Slick Spray.

Another way you can help your excess oil is by using clay masks, you will actually find clay masks will become your best friend. Clay masks are perfect for oily skin. I like to use Ren Clear Calm Clarity Restoring Mask. Clay masks will absorb all that oil leaving you with a few hours of less oiler skin.

Lastly you can add and remove things to your diet to help your oily skin. Firstly increasing your intake of water is a must. Water hydrates the skin so it's important to drink as much as possible. You can also ditch fatty foods from your diet. Most fatty foods are drenched in oil especially take aways and processed food so avoiding them is a great step to less oiler skin. I also recommend eating more grapefruits, grapefruit has a high water capacity, so it leaves the skin hydrated but also great if you are dieting as it burns calories quicker. I personally hate grapefruit but hey if it works.

So that is my advice and tips for you. Leave a comment below on what products and tips you use to maintain oily skin, if you have it.

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