Best Primers For Oily Skin
Listen, I’m going to say this one more time for the folks in the back:
If your face regularly looks like it’s been slathered in Crisco, you’re going to want to try these makeup primers and setting powders. However, before we get into the best primers for oily skin, we need to make sure your skincare game is on point.
Combating oily skin is no easy feat, let me tell you, but it can be done. Here are a few quick skin care tips that will help regulate your oil production:
1.Drink water. Tons of it
2.Over-moisturize your skin, using a heavier cream at night. My recommendation is the
PCA Skin HydraLuxe Moisturizer
It’s pricey, I know, but it. is. everything. Buy it HERE
Yes. clean your face twice.
Use first an oil-based cleaned cleanser which removes excess oil and debris without drying your skin out, then use Use a cleanser with Tea Tree oil or Salicylic acid. Both work well to help with breakouts by unclogging pores, which in turn regulates sebum production.
I’ve tried quite a few oil cleansers, but the first one I tried almost 8 years ago, continues to be my favorite. This one actually lathers a bit and leaves my skin feeling clean, not greasy.
Oily Skin Cleansers
Tea Tree-Oil based cleanser
Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. Buy HERE
PCA SKIN Oily/Problem Facial Wash. Buy HERE
Now let’s talk makeup primers and setting powders for that oily skin of yours. The following primers are ones that I have personally tried, and find to be the most effective in keeping my face oil-free. I won’t lie, there have been times that I have combined two of these at once. You’re going to have to try them individually or mix and match to find the best combination for your skin.
The absolute best at keeping your face oil-free. However, Milk of Magnesia can do a number on your skin. After all, it’s meant to be ingested, not applied topically. That being said, I always apply a primer beneath milk of magnesia to make sure my skin is protected. Even still, I wouldn’t recommend it for daily use. I use it for filming tutorials and on days when I know I won’t be able to blot my skin. If you’re getting married or attending a summer wedding, use it! Buy it at your local pharmacy or HERE.
A great alternative to Milk of Magnesia. Just like MOM, it’s cheap and can be purchased at any drugstore in the US. While it doesn’t work as well as MOM, it’s safe to use on the skin and it’s actually pretty great at clearing up acne! Check out how to apply it HERE and Shop for it HERE.
One of only two high-end primers that actually work. Buy it HERE.
It works, it works really well. When I really want to go absolutely shine-free I mix this with MOM as well. Buy it HERE.
As for setting powder, few actually live up to their reputation. These ones, however, do the damn thing.
Best Setting Powders For Oily Skin
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
I’ve been using this setting powder for 16 years!! It works, I promise. Buy it HERE
RCMA Setting Powder
Heard great things about this one, too. Buy HERE
Makeup For Ever Matte Loose Powder. I use the color Caramel and it is EVERYTHING. Getcchu some HERE.
That’s all, folks. Now that you have this list, I better not EVA catch you in these skreets looking greasy AF.
Comment below with your best oil-fighting tips! And be sure to share this post if you like it.
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