How to Combat Oily Skin Throughout the Day

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I often suffer with oily skin, especially around my T-zone. It is fine in the morning when you apply your makeup, but throughout the day, it begins to wear off and your oily skin can begin to appear. Here are some of my tips to try and combat oily skin throughout the day.

1. Start off your day with a good oil control primer
Before you apply your makeup, it is a good idea to use a shine/ oil control primer. This will make your skin a lot more matte, which will stop your makeup from slipping off, and your skin appearing shiny. The one that I have been using recently, is one from Neutrogena. I haven't used it a great deal yet, but another good one to use is Benefit's Porefessional. Another great thing to do is use an oil or shine control face wash. I use the Neutrogena Pore and Shine, and noticed a massive difference right from the first time I used it. I have now been using it for about 2 years and it has become a holy grail.

2. Blotting sheets
Blotting sheets are pretty new to me. I have heard a lot about them in the past, but never picked them up. I bought some from Elf in America, for $1. I haven't yet used them enough to have an opinion, but so many brands sell them cheaply. They are basically a little sheet of blotting paper, which you can dab on your face. It will absorb the oils, which will control the shine. They are a great thing to use around half way through the day, when your skin is beginning to become oily.

3. Carry powder
This is the easiest way to keep your face matte. Just carry a makeup bag around with you when you are out, which includes a powder (a pressed powder may be less risky that a loose one) and a powder brush. I like to carry around the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, because it is light and cheap to replace, if it was to get lost or broken.

4. Don't touch your face
This can be a pretty hard one, especially because most of the time you don't realise that you are doing it. If you are continuously touching your face throughout the day, it is likely that oils and grease from your hands will transfer to your face. This can also be a cause of spots, if you are adding bacteria to your face. If you are touching your face, make sure your hands are clean, and try to avoid the areas that get the most oily.

I hope these tips help you out. Let me know if you have any others.


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