Solutions for oily skin and foundation troubles?
What foundation is best for my oily skin? I currently use makeup forever velvet something and then set it with either bare minerals or a salycylic acid powder foundation by neutragena. I have really oily skin and my foundation never stays um... dry? What can I do? and what foundation should I start using? ??
First of all....how are you cleansing your face? I have extremely oily skin and it's all about balance. I used to work for Proactiv and still use the stuff. But no matter what you use, you want to try and balance your skin before applying make up to it.
If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend a salicylic acid face wash and some sort of oil free or non-commedogenic moisturizer. A great one is the Neutrogena Oil Free Non-Commedogenic Moisturizer with SPF 15. Its in the ball park of $8.00-$10.00 and lasts FOREVER. You can also use a toner to remove excess oil and dirt after washing your face. You want to steer clear from anything with alcohol or oil in it.
Here's what causes oily skin....Even though salicylic acid is more gentle on the skin, it will still dry your skin out. In turn, your body freaks out and tries to compensate for the dryness by producing excess oil to even it out. After you cleanse and tone, by applying a thin layer of moisturizer, your balancing for the dryness yourself. If you wait a few minutes after applying the moisturizer and your face still feels slightly dry, add another thin layer. Should totally do the trick.
Give the moisturizer about 5 minutes before you apply your makeup to fully settle into the skin. You should be able to use whatever makeup you like if your skin is in check. In the summer I use a mineral makeup since it's lighter and won't clog my pores. And in the winter I use cream and liquid foundation since it seems to add a little moisture to my dry skin from the weather.
I really hope this helps you!!!!