Ah! The never-ending rules of makeup and skincare when it comes to oily and acne-prone skin. We get it. We oily skin gals have to go through way too much, from skincare to diet and now even makeup to just keep the sanity of our skin intact. Do you ever compare your skin to a house plant? A house plant is damn sassy, requires attention and acts out on the smallest of inconvenience or delay in watering. Well, our skin is no different, tbh. Miss your skincare routine or apply a little extra makeup one day and bam! Mr.Pimple makes an appearance. But honestly, the rules are too tough and too many, so we are here to give you some tips to keep in mind when applying makeup on oily skin.
- 01. Primer is important
- 02. Always matte, never dewy
- 03. Removing makeup
- 04. Use clean brushes and sponges
- 05. Give your skin a breather
01. Primer is important
It’s a no-brainer to apply primer before applying makeup, especially for those with oily, acne-prone skin. It not only helps your makeup last but also tightens pores. Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer softens your imperfections and gives you an even skin tone, making it easier for your foundation to blend in giving your face a matte finish and protecting it.
02. Always matte, never dewy
While your bestie might coerce you into buying a sparkly foundation that gives you an eternal goddess glow, you need to understand that it might not be the best choice for your skin. For oily skin, opt for products that give you a matte finish like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation paired with Lakmé 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact to make your skin look matte, oil-free and flawless-looking throughout the day!
03. Removing makeup
No matter how long of a day you’ve had, you should always remove makeup before hitting the sheets. Using a gentle makeup remover like the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water helps to remove all impurities on the skin, leaving the skin soft and helping reduce acne while ensuring good skin health.
04. Use clean brushes and sponges
One thing to always keep in mind is to always keep your makeup brushes clean and not sharing them with anyone. Unwashed brushes and sponges become breeding grounds for bacteria that can be extremely harmful to your skin, increasing irritation and rashes. Therefore, brushes and sponges should be thoroughly cleaned after use and taken care of to avoid sharing them with others.
05. Give your skin a breather
Though it can be difficult to go makeup-free when you’re struggling with acne, taking a few days without makeup on can help your pores heal a little bit faster. On days when wearing makeup is inevitable, make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly at night with Lakmé 9to5 Matte Moist Clay Face Wash that detoxes your skin and also mattifies it while making sure to not strip away the skin of its essential oils.
Written by Anyuktha Nallani on Mar 08, 2022
As a skincare and makeup hoarder who watched The Devil Wears Prada a hundred times, this seems like the perfect place to be! A writer with a degree in fashion, I love everything beauty, fashion, art, and literature. When I’m not working, you will find me talking about energy cleansing, binge reading books and binge watching Kdramas while trying to select the right shade of lipstick to go grocery shopping!