If you have oily skin then you understand what a pain it can be. The shimmering glossy look isn't exactly in as far as one's skin in concerned, and the last thing any girl wants to deal with is having to blot
their face every couple hours in hopes that the oil will disappear and their make up will stay. The one thing that people with oily skin are hardly taught is just how to care for it.
Unfortunately many people with oily skin take to the idea of washing their face more often. Wait! Turn off that faucet! Repeatedly washing an oily face will only cause the glands to up oil production. So, when you wash your face three to for times a day, you're really instigating the problem and making it much worse. Twice a day (morning and night) is really enough. There are other methods of getting your oily skin to work for you.
First off, we'll start with face washing. Look for a facial cleaner that is a gel as creams may leave residue on your face making the oil problem worse. People with dry to normal skin use creams because it adds the moisture needed, but oily skin doesn't need that.
Now, it's time to talk make up. If you wear it you're probably used to the mid-day touch up. Just remember, if you have oily skin your mid day touch up needs to be a little different. You need to get that oil off your skin before adding any more make up. By simply adding an extra layer of powder on top of the old oily layer, you're inviting your natural lines and creases to come out. Power tends to settle in the lines around the eyes, mouth, forehead, wherever you have them and can really make you look washed up and worn out. Even if you don't have wrinkles who likes a layer of caked on make up? The remedy? Those nifty little blotting papers. You'll want to carry them around, but use them only in private. Really, blotting your facial oils in public is hardly lady like. Still, they are handy and your mid day touch up will require one of these. Dab (don't rub!) the oily areas to rid them of excess oils. Only once the oils are gone should you apply extra make up as needed, that means apply sparingly to avoid the risk of still seeming cakey.
Additionally, choose the right make ups for you. For one, choose a concealer that caters to oily skin. An acceptable concealer would be oil free but still with some SPF protection. Use a natural, light powder instead of a full matte. If you want the matte finish, try finding a light feeling matte that won't accentuate your oily skin by mid-day. You can ask a make up counter representative, or someone of the like and they might be able to recommend something. It may also help to get the color you want from your concealer so you can go with a completely translucent powder finish.
While these tips aren't going to change your skin type, they will help you deal with it. If after all these changes your skin is still unmanageable, a dermatologist will be able to advise you of medical creams and the like. However, most people learn to deal with their oily skin just fine on their own. You just have to know how to control the oil, and the aforementioned tips are sure to help.