Monday, 29 February 2016

6 Beauty Tips For Oily Skin

6 Beauty Tips For Oily Skin
I have been blogging for just over 2 years now and one topic I never see enough of is tips on handling oily skin. Now when I was growing up my skin was ridiculously oily/spotty so a blog post like this (not to blow my own trumpet!) would have been very beneficial as a teen. Of course I don't have perfect skin, but over the years I have learnt how to maintain and battle through oily skin, so I decided to write a blog post benefiting those of you with oily skin.

Oily skin isn't all that bad though we won't get wrinkles as fast! 

1. Don't Forget To Moisturize - It is essential to not only moisturize your skin twice a day, but to be using the correct products to match your skin type. I use the Origin Ginzing Moisturizer, which is a lightweight, oil-free, refreshing cream that is packed with coffee beans to jump-start your hydration levels and Ginseng to give your skin a healthy glow. It is good to look for products that contain no oils and are lightweight as the last thing you want is to feel as though your moisturizer hasn't sunk into your skin. I did used to think paying more than £15 was a lot for just a moisturizer but, since using this I can honestly say I would pay so much more to achieve nicer skin.

2. Exfoliate Once A Week - It is really good for your skin if you exfoliate it at least once a week, no more as it may do more damage than good. I like to use another Origin product only this time it's the Ginzing Refreshing Scrub (I swear I ain't sponsored I just love the brand!). This is such a light, not abrasive exfoliator that is perfect for oily skin. My skin is always left feeling clean, oil-free and glowing too. I like to use this before I apply my moisturizer and makeup, I must admit my face does look and feel a lot more healthier when I use an exfoliator.

3. Prime Isn't A Crime - I've subconsciously always known that primers are brilliant for those of us with oily skin as they help keep your makeup from sliding off or shining as quickly. I have tried my fair share of primers over the years and some I would recommend are The Body Shops Insta Blur and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Both of which are gel/silicone textures which do my skin well compared to creamy primers. My makeup never slides off when I use a primer and I don't have to repeatedly touch up either so I definitely think this is an important step before you apply makeup.

4. Give Your Face A Finish - Powders are great for setting your makeup in place and giving you that matte finish for hours. Finishing sprays are good for refreshing your makeup, giving it a nice healthy glow and locking your makeup in place for hours also. So think of the magic your skin could go through using both! I definitely recommend finishing your makeup off with both of these, especially if you skin is partial to melting or shining after an hour or so. I use the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Powder and Urban Decay Setting Spray, and again I would definitely pay more if it's going to be beneficial.

5. Charcoal Face Masks - I have tried thousands of different brands, textures and types of face masks over the years but, one that I always return to are charcoal masks. These are brilliant for oily skin as they absorb up any excess oils and leave your skin feeling super hydrated. I like to use one of these masks every single week to give my skin a little bit of a treat. Over the years I've noticed they reduce a lot of redness, spots and blackheads too, so if you suffer with spots as well I would recommend trying one of these from any brands.

6. Blotting Sheets - Rather than touch up your makeup with more powder or foundation and irritating your skin by applying more to it, try blotting sheets. I always have a box of these in my handbag so whenever I need to erase my shiny chin I tap a sheet over it and its gone! I definitely recommend popping these in your bag rather than a powder or concealer.

What beauty tips do you have for oily skin??
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28 comments

  1. Love this post. I have the exact same problem. I had such oily skin and couldn't find much in terms of tips for how to control it, I actually have my own post on the topic coming up in the next few weeks haha.

    Really great post :)

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw I will keep an eye on it as I love these sort of posts!

      Katie ♥

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  2. I recently began using the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer after reading it was good for oily skin...and I can confirm it's so good! I need to buy some blotting paper too actually - they sound like a god send!

    xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. I never think to try Clinique but I might give it a whirl some time!

      Katie ♥

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  3. I adore this post lovely - I also suffer from DREADED oily skin and could really take these tips on hand!! I definitely agree with the primer point... I have noticed SUCH a massive difference when I use one!! Thanks for this lovely!

    Saira♥
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    1. Aw thank you that's so good to hear! Yes, primer is essential I think as without I will have a melting face!

      Katie ♥

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  4. These are some great tips! Moisturizing is so important and powder is my saviour on most days. I'm probably just lazy or something, but I actually don't care to exfoliate too often. I do it every once in a while and probably should do so more often but I kind of find it boring :D Charcoal masks then again are the best <3
    Have a lovely week! <3
    Emma xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely I hope you have a nice week too. I am glad you are a fan of the charcoal face masks too!

      Katie ♥

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  5. I don't have oily skin but I still try to stick by these tips! The Origins Ginzing range is my fave too! x
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    1. I love Origins definitely my fav range ever!

      Katie ♥

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  6. Great tips! I didn't know about blotting sheets, I'd use them the next time :)

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    1. Let me know what you think!

      Katie ♥

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  7. I have ridiculously oily skin too and someone told me years ago to NOT moisturise, and stupidly I assumed they were right so I never bothered to use a moisturiser for literally years and then wondered why my skin was over producing oil constantly -.- I agree with the blotting sheets, they're fab and I always have packet with me at all times, although my dry-skinned friends always think it's weird when I start pressing paper to my face haha! Fab tips!

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    1. Aw I used to do the same, I used to think the more I added the worse it would get. I know some people don't even know what they are so they think I am strange haha

      Katie ♥

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  8. Love this post 💕I'm so scared to use moisturisers as my skin is to oily! But I will definitely check out the origins moisturiser! I use the Beauty Blender blotting sponges and they are amazing! They are reusable and all you have to do is wash them!

    http://ohitssare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Ohh never skip moisturising if you can it makes such a difference to your skin. I really want to try the Beauty Blender but it seems so expensive!

      Katie ♥

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  9. I love blotting sheets, they're seriously underrated!

    Sophie x

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    1. I know! I much prefer blotting my face than adding more to it to reduce the shine

      Katie ♥

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  10. I need to try out charcoal face masks. I´ve heard so much good about them, it´s about time I try them too. Also I should really get myself some blotting sheets. I have certain spots on my face that get oily and I think these would help a lot.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. Yes you do they are amazing and so relaxing! They are easy to pick up and pop into your bag :)

      Katie ♥

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  11. These are really amazing tips :) Powder is my best friend every single day haha :) Moisturizing is so important as well as choosing a moisturizer that works for your skin :) x

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    1. Thank you Rita! I couldn't leave the house without powdering my face down. I agree it took me years to find a moisturizer that was perfect for my skin type

      Katie ♥

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  12. Such good tips - I always use a charcoal mask, they're the best for my oily skin. I really must exfoliate more though, didn't realise it was good for the skin!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you :) I agree they really help reduce oils! Oh yeah definitely it'll remove a lot of excess oil too

      Katie ♥

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  13. These are amazing tips! I do get oily and charcoal always helps for me!
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    1. Best kind of face masks ever!

      Katie ♥

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  14. Love this post, it's so helpful. I really appreciate you recommending a more budget friendly primer alongside a high end one :) I've used the Body Shop's Insta Blur in the past and really liked it so I think I'll definitely pick it up and give it another go xx

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    1. Thank you glad you liked it! I was a bit nervous trying it out but I am obsessed I just hope they don't get rid of it!

      Katie ♥

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