If you have oily or combination skin, it can be difficult to find a foundation that does the job. Too much oil or liquid in the formula and it’s slipped by lunchtime, while powder-based formulations can clump.
There are many factors that cause oily skin and that’s why it is particularly difficult to control and to find the right foundation. Oily skin can be hormonal or hereditary and is often worsened by physical and emotional stress. Whatever the cause - don’t fear - it IS possible to control oily skin topically by adopting a strict skincare regime and using the right products and foundation especially for oily skin.
Experts advise sufferers of oily skin to avoid harsh, abrasive scrubs and products and foundations with any alcohol content. While scrubbing ferociously and using products that dry out your skin may seem intuitive, long term they will worsen the condition. Treat your skin gently; using softer, water-based products to remove make up and cleanse the skin is the best solution.
When it comes to cosmetics and foundations for oily skin, avoid crème based foundations and blushers as they will create oily residue and aggravate the oily skin. Instead, opt for powder based, oil free foundations that will allow your oily skin to breathe. The foundation will work with your oily skin to strike the right balance of moisture, soothing the skin while working to minimise any oily residue and prevent a shiny appearance.
There is a wide selection of foundations available that are specifically developed to suit oily skin. Most well-known make-up brands have their own formula to control unwanted shine and offer a long-lasting matte look. Here, we have rounded up our favourites. From solid foundations for oily skin to powders with full coverage, there’s something for everyone, whatever your price range or problem area. Invest in the right foundation for your oily skin and you'll notice the benefits instantly – even, longwearing coverage which allows your skin to breathe, while minimising pores and blemishes.
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