Dealing with skin that is oily and greasy around the clock is no fun. From struggling with the unappealing shine to makeup meltdowns and the lurking fear of a sudden breakout, it can honestly drive any sane person crazy.
But worry not! The right makeup and skincare products, coupled with a little patience can help you deal with this pesky skin type effectively. Read on for a list of products that girls with oily skin should be adding to their carts RFN…
A primer is a must-have for girls with oily and acne-prone skin. Why? Because apart from increasing the wear time of your makeup, primer creates a barrier between your skin and makeup keeping excess sebum production in check. This, in turn, ensures your face remains matte all day long.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer
A dewy foundation may not exactly be the best choice for girls with an oily skin type because it could end up making your face look all the more greasy *eww*. This is why a matte foundation formula is your best bet. Apart from proving solid coverage, a matte foundation will also restrict excess sebum production to make your makeup last longer (yay!).
BB picks: Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation
Gel cleansers are perfect for people with oily, acne-prone skin. They leave you with a squeaky clean face without leaving your face dry. Additionally, gel cleansers have a lightweight texture that prevents the pores from clogging, thus minimising the chances of breakouts.
BB picks: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Compact powders are godsent for girls with an oily skin type. Apart from providing buildable coverage, these compacts restrict excess oiliness and prevent your makeup from creasing. Cool, ain’t it?
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact
Oily skin needs to be moisturised too, you know. But a regular cream-based moisturiser isn’t going to make the cut. What you need is a lightweight, oil-free, gel moisturiser. This type of moisturiser will hydrate and protect your skin without causing acne and other skin woes.
BB picks: Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser