Every person has got different skin based on its genes, hormone levels and food habits. These three factors play a major role in deciding the type of skin in any person. The three main categories of skin are – dry, normal and oily. To check in which category your skin type falls you may perform a small test for it. Wash your face with a mild face wash at night, donât apply any cream on it. Next morning when you get up, place an absorbing tissue on your face, see if there is any excess oil on your face. If there is too much oil on your face, it is considered oily and if you can make a white scratch line with your nail on it then it is a dry one. And if there is oil in optimum quantity then it will fall in the category of normal to combination skin.
Why oily skin?
The main reason of having an oily skin is âsebumâ the oil which is secreted by sebaceous glands present in our skin. The glands are active at T-zone that is on forehead, nose and chin. Sebum is a natural oil found in everyone. But itâs over-secretion that makes skin oily. Applying makeup on oily skin is tricky. Because after sometime the applied make up starts losing and sticking to things you pick. At times, it becomes embarrassing. You have to be very selective while buying makeup foundation for your oily skin. It is advisable to go for only good brands for your sensitive skin.
Type of foundation for oily skin
1. Matte wear liquid foundation
It can be applied on oily to combination skin. It is very well suited to sensitive skin. Itâs formula work all day to soak extra oil and control shine. And its application doesn’t make you realize that you have applied any heavy makeup. Skin gets a matte finish and appearance of pores gets visibly reduced. It comes in different shades. You can go for the one which best suits your complexion.
2. Sheer Mineral Pressed Powder
It is an alternative to liquid foundation for people having oily skin. It helps in minimizing appearance of facial lines by enhancing luminosity and delivering sheer color. It definitely controls excess oil up to eight hours to keep makeup looking fresh through out the day. Further, it doesnât contain strong chemicals so it is very well suited to people having sensitive skin.
3. Loose Powder
It is one more option to replace foundation to get a fresh look. It gives a matte textured look by controlling shine and absorbing oil. You have to be sure while using applicators for it. It can be applied by cheek brush, puff or a cosmetic sponge. Donât go for a rough brush as it can cause rashes to your skin. Choose a softer and good quality brush. Be careful about hygiene. Keep your applicator separate and clean. Donât share it with someone and replace them from time to time.
It is nothing but the pressed form of loose powder. Application is same as of loose powder. It gives a shine free fresh look by minimizing oil in your face. You can keep it in your handbag and can apply it as and when required.
5. Whitening Moisturizer
Now a days, sunscreens, tinted moisturizer and whitening creams with different level of SPF are available. They give a coating to skin and helps in protection from UV exposure. On applying a whitening cream, the skin gets a matte finish look. You can apply pressed powder on it. It will give you a look as if you have applied foundation to your skin.