Having oily skin is a pain in the you know what but if you take the time to find the right products it doesn’t have to ruin your makeup game or your day for that matter. It can also be a good thing to have oily skin. In fact, it’s possible that oilier skin (thanks to having more sebaceous glands) prevents dry and deeper wrinkles from forming. I’ve noticed on myself that I don’t have as many visible forehead lines as others my age so I will be forever grateful but still on the hunt for products to keep the shine under control. Here are my current must-haves:
Lush Cupcake Face Mask ($7.95): This all natural face mask is hands down one of my absolute favorites and not just because it smells like delicious chocolate. It actually keeps the production of oil on my face to a minimum every time I use it. It contains spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse.
Bobby Brown Face Base ($58): This oil-free face cream is super lightweight and sinks instantly into the skin to create a smooth base for seamless makeup application. I notice that after applying it sort of mattes my face and my foundation goes on perfectly. I definitely recommend it for those of us looking to invest in protecting our skin as we age. Its packed with vitamins to help prevent lines/wrinkles and fight against environmental damage.
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder ($38): This product has quickly become my savior and I don’t know how I lived without it for so long. It is an extremely lightweight, silky, sheer setting powder infused with French Cashmere talc. I pack it onto my T-zone area and then make sure to brush it all over to set my foundation and it legit keeps me shine free all day. [Insert praise hands emoji here.]
What’s your must-have product? Share with me in the comments!