THE INEXPENSIVE SHINE CONTROL TRICK:
I'm probably not alone when I express my frustration over the constant issue of my skin's breakouts and increased oil during the warmer months. But for me there's the added annoyance of having this issue all year 'round as this has been something plaguing my skin for the past few years. It's actually progressed for me as I've gotten older too and really seems to pop up on hotter days or those in which I'm donning my full makeup regimen.
So what's a gal to to?! There's an easy trick that I found is fairly inexpensive, easy to do, and actually works! I started carrying a small compact of Oil Blotting Papers around with me for on-the-go touch-ups during the day :) Whether I'm at work, home, or school- I can grab one of these and take a quick could of dabs with just one sheet on the oil-prone areas like my "T-zone". In under a minute I'm done and ready to go!
WANT MORE EASY SHINE CONTROL TIPS?
Start with the right foundation- literally! :O Go for foundation makeup, concealer, and powder that are matte/shine-free formulas that contain no oils for example and still allow the skin to breathe to prevent breakouts!
Utilize tricks of the trade: when applying foundation and powder, try using good quality brushes or a Beauty Blender sponge is a good alternative and will give you an air-brush finish with no shine :) Apply powder ONLY in needed areas and lightly tap/press, ensuring not to "cake" it on either :/
Have you ever tried a shine control product like Skinidavia's Makeup Primer spray? This awesome product and a few similar others out there, are the perfect companions to achieving a shine-free complexion. Primers are fantastic to use before makeup application to control shine and oil, while also allowing makeup to stay put!
Thinking of skipping the moisturizer?! DON't! There are plenty of moisturizers and facial lotions out there that have oil-free formulas and/or designed for acne-prone and oily skin. If you do rob your skin of necessary moisture it will only product MORE only in to help cope in the process.
THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:
LOOKING FOR SOME GREAT OIL BLOTTING PAPERS?!
Bella Care Oil Blotting Papers
It's quite difficult to find these blotting papers at any fault, as they are super affordable for a pack of 100 sheets AND they're composed of natural ingredients [Abaca pulp] in addition to being chemical free! The container easily re-closes for future usage and the pack is small enough to fit into the tiniest of purses and spaces :)
The company who creates these affordable oil blotting papers- Bella Care, was founded by Jack Lien and Jennifer Chau. Jack Lien is a Taiwan native, with over 25 years of experience in the medical equipment and international trade fields. He has a great passion for having a fantastic attention to detail and prides himself in delivering his customers the products and packing that expect!
As for Jennifer Chau, aka Jennifer Joy, is also a Taiwan native who is an American as well. She has however lived in Taiwan since 1999 and is the main muse for Bell Care. With her 20 years of expertise in the micro-enterprise field, her main goal is to provide the highest quality products that exceed her customers expectations too.
If you're looking for a quality product and need to tone down the shine- thes Oil Blotting Papers from Bella Care are the way to go! I'd recommend these to anyone of any age or skin type and they're also perfect for those with sensitive skin. At just around $6, they're an affordable and easy solution to oil & shine control.