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Do you have naturally oily skin? Do you find that most makeup lines only make the problem worse? The truth is that most makeup, even when it says it is for oily skin, only serves to irritate the cells in the body that produce oil, making them produce more in order to get rid of the perceived 'blockage'. Let's look at what makeup is really the best for oily skin, and which cosmetics stores and brands sell it
When it comes to foundation primer, you definitely need one formulated specifically for oily skin, and choosing from a designer or professional brand is actually worth the expense. While you might be able to get away with cheaper products to go on top of the foundation, the primer you use is absorbed in part by the skin. Choose an option from a company like MAC or Laura Mercier designed for oily skin.
If you want mineral makeup, Bare Escentuals is a great choice. They make mineral makeup that can absorb excess oil as well as a great powder matt finisher that goes on top of your makeup. Best of all, they carry an entire product line especially made for people with oily skin.
As important as knowing which products to choose is knowing which to avoid. Steer clear of anything containing oils, whether it is mineral oil, essential oil, or coconut oil. Lanolin is also best avoided, as well as any form of alcohol. While alcohol dries the skin, it actually causes oil glands to go into overdrive and overcompensate by producing twice as much oil than they did before you applied the alcohol!
When you make the right makeup choices for your skin type, it will keep you looking better and can keep your skin much healthier, too.
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