Do you struggle with oily skin turning your makeup into anything but matte?
Why not use this natural glow to your advantage, and transform oily skin into a dewy, satin-inspired finish. We have hand-picked just a few products to make the subtle transition, which are also packed with skin-loving nutrients to keep your face feeling hydrated.
Use a dry oil
Many women with oily skin believe that using a dry oil will only encourage their skin to produce more natural sebum. It’s actually quite the opposite! Try and use a dry oil a few times a week before going to bed, since it is wonderful for all skin types.
Rather than leaving your skin feeling oily and sticky, a dry oil is actually more hydrating than a moisturiser. It also leaves your skin with a natural glow which cannot be replicated through any other product.
ModelCo Rosehip Luxury Facial Oil, $20
Hydrate with a gel
Gel products are amazing for oily skin since they don’t feel thick and cakey immediately after application. Rather than using a basic moisturiser, use a hydrating gel to lock-in moisture and help to revitalise skin from the inside out and with added radiance!
They can be used as a primer before applying makeup, an eye cream, and also to cool-down aggravated skin.
L’Occitane Angelica Hydrating Vital Gel, $52
Use an SPF of 30
Rather than blotting your face with a sheet or translucent powder throughout the day, control the shine by limiting the amount of SPF on your face. Sometimes foundation with too much SPF (we’re talking 50+) can leave even dry skin looking completely oily and unmanageable. Apply a thin layer of translucent sunscreen on your skin, to avoid a shiny, white flashback by the early afternoon.
This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF 30, $46
Try an illuminator
One of the best tips is to limit the amount of foundation you put on your face. Sometimes skin can completely freak out from the layers of makeup used to achieve a ‘natural’ finish. Fake it with an illuminator which you only need to apply on the angles of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and through the brow bone for that subtle, sun-kissed glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, $76
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Combination skin is often difficult to control since different parts of your skin require extra love and care. This skin type is often characterised by an oily chin, nose and forehead but often dry cheeks. Why spend lots of money on products that won’t work half the time? Create this homemade facemask with a bunch of natural ingredients you probably have in your pantry!
Banana face mask
Not only is banana good for you, it’s also great for treating combination skin. Bananas are unique fruits which contain magnesium, folic acid and even potassium which helps to hydrate dry skin. Apply to your problem areas, and notice a significant different in your skins appearance.
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon full-cream milk
1. Pour the milk into a hot pan and bring it to a complete boil.
2. Remove the pan off the stove, and set aside so it can cool down. Scoop up the milk (a skin should’ve developed over the top), and deposit into a small bowl.
3. Mash the banana, and add the egg, honey and milk.
4. Spread the mixture on your problem areas, then relax for 10 minutes,
5. Remove the mask with lukewarm water, then moisturise as usual.
Tips for combination skin
- Combination skin is more likely to break out since it’s typically quite irritable. Make sure to wash your skin daily with a mild cleanser, and always moisturise in the morning and at night.
- If you’re noticing some unusual breakouts, trim down your skincare routine and stop using products with fragrance. This is most likely the culprit which is causing your breakouts. Try using natural skincare and makeup products which are fragrance-free.
- Never try more than 2 new products at the same time. This could only disrupt your skin, and cause unnecessary breakouts or possibly scarring.
- Avoid exfoliating since this could only anger your skin. The very small mirco-beads have the tendency to scratch the surface of your skin, which could lead to more frequent and aggravated breakouts.
- Never sleep with your makeup on! This could get into your pores and lead to nasty breakouts which can prove to be incredibly painful. Use a Clarisonic or PMD to effectively deep-clean your skin.
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