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Beauty Picks for Oily and Acne Prone Skin

by Helen Stuart 2 years ago in face
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How to glow instead of shine too much

Beauty Picks for Oily and Acne Prone Skin
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Your face is how you are recognized. The arrangement of your eyes, nose mouth and forty-three muscles that move your face into expressions that are all your own are how people know you. A zit, or two, or more, or a little oil slick across your nose are highly unwelcome on the landscape that is your unique face. That’s why I have written some tips and pointers along with products to help for skin care and makeup for oily and acne prone skin.

Every artist must start with a clean canvas, and for those with oily skin, that means washing the face with face wash that , first, will not clog the pores, and second, will help fight excess oil. An excellent product line for this at unbelievably reasonable prices are the Biore Charcoal products. These are available at local drugstores everywhere. After you wash with the Biore charcoal face wash, you can use a Biore Witch Hazel toner. Witch Hazel has long been used for beauty treatments and deserves a place in our modern beauty regimes.

At this point you may want to apply a treatment gel or lotion for oily skin or acne or acne prevention. It may be prescribed or one you have found by trial and error for your particular skin type. In the old days this would simply have been Clearasil . Retinoids and Salicylic Acid are good and there are alternative remedies such as tea tree. It is important that you know these products can be drying to skin, that’s how they work, so don’t give up on them over a little flaking. They may also take up to a few weeks to show marked improvement so you have to be patient in some cases, however you may see improvement right away.

Foundation is the last place you want to scrimp on money. For oily and acne prone skin, powdered foundation is preferred over liquid foundation because it does not clog pores and it absorbs oil. You can also easily touch it up during the day. An excellent powder foundation is Lock-it Powder Foundation by KVD Vegan beauty at It runs taround thirty seven dollars and provides a flawless finish that absorbs excess oils. It is also cruelty free. For oily and acne prone skin, powder foundation should be applied with a foundation brush instead of a puff for even coverage.

The next thing that women with oily skin need to consider is a really good smudge-proof eyeliner and mascara. Extra oil on the face can act like a makeup remover and cause raccoon eyes during the day and that is not attention that anyone wants. A good eyeliner is Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner by Tarte available at This eyeliner has a liquid on one end and a gel pencil on the other. The cost is twenty four dollars. For Mascara, a little good news, you can head to your drugstore and get Peacock Flare Waterproof Mascara by Covergirl for about eight dollars. You may need a few coats, and it may take a little longer to dry between coats, but it is highly ranked and applauded by beauty officials. You need a good makeup remover to take it off at night. It can be a little difficult to remove. Be gentle when removing your mascara or you may loose a few eyelashes.

Just remember your makeup is not a mask to hide your face, but a tool to accentuate it and celebrate it. Using the products and techniques featured here even those of us with oily or acne prone skin can enjoy a full pallet of makeup without worrying about causing future breakouts.


About the author

Helen Stuart

I live with my long haired chihuahua and I have always loved to write.

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