Choosing a foundation for oily skin cannot be done carelessly. Apart from making the face look shiny due to too much oil, the use of the wrong foundation is also prone to causing pimples.
There are many reasons a person has oily facial skin, for example, stress, humidity, hormones, to genetic factors. Although it can clog pores and increase your risk of developing acne problems, oil on the skin actually has many benefits. Oily skin can protect the skin and prevent wrinkles. To get these benefits, you have to take care of your face by choosing care and make-up products that suit your skin condition.
Tips for choosing a foundation for oily skin
There are many types of foundations that are sold in the market, but not all of them are suitable to be applied to oily facial skin. So, that you don’t get confused before buying, it’s good to pay attention to tips on choosing a foundation for oily skin by Vial Dermatology CRO.
• Choose an oil-free foundation
Look at the label on the foundation packaging and make sure it says ‘oil-free’ or ‘noncomedogenic’. This oil-free foundation is safer because it doesn’t clog pores or cause acne.
Foundation for oily skin should be water-based makeup. We recommend that you also avoid using foundation and make-up that contain alcohol because of the risk of causing skin irritation.
• Foundation sows
Apart from being in liquid form, foundations also come in powder form and this is very suitable to be applied to oily skin. The powder foundation contains a powder that can absorb oil so that it can create a smoother and less shiny face. You can also choose a foundation that contains minerals. The reason is, the dry particles in the foundation can absorb skin moisture and prevent your face from glowing because it emits too much oil.
• Medium to full coverage
Foundation for oily skin with medium to full coverage functions to reduce the shiny effect on all parts of the face. To get maximum results, apply the foundation with a sponge because applying the foundation directly by hand can transfer the oil from the hand to the face. In order for the foundation effect on the face to the last longer, use a primer before applying the foundation. If you also use a facial moisturizer, choose a moisturizer that is also labeled ‘oil free’ or use a serum that is more liquid and feels light on the skin. After applying the foundation, use the powder evenly, but not too much so that the powder doesn’t stimulate the skin to produce more. much more oil. Finally, don’t forget to clean the foundation from your face before going to bed so that the pores don’t get clogged and cause acne.
If the skin is oily and blotchy
On oily skin that is also acne-prone, the foundation for oily skin can also cause a breakout (the appearance of a lot of new pimples) within a few days to 6 months after application. The use of foundation may also worsen your acne condition. However, this does not mean that owners of oily and acne-prone skin should not use foundation. However, the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD) suggests choosing a foundation for oily and acne-prone skin should be more careful. If possible, choose a foundation that also contains active ingredients to treat acne, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and adapalene. While benzoyl peroxide fights acne-causing bacteria, salicylic acid and adapalene can unclog pores. Identifying the cosmetics causing acne can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are using a variety of products. For that, if you experience a breakout, you should stop using the foundation for the oily skin that you use, and if necessary, consult a dermatologist to find the best solution for your face.