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6 Must Have Beauty Essentials For Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, take a look at the beauty essentials you must have.
Published -14 Oct 2021, 14:00 ISTUpdated -14 Oct 2021, 14:17 IST
skin hacks for oily skin

Do you also feel annoyed after putting on stunning makeup and it gets greasy because of your oily skin? Oily skin can be frustrating at times as it does not allow the makeup to stay intact for too long and makes the skin greasy. But thank god for some items that work as a beauty essential for us and help us in maintaining a non-oily look.  Continue reading to know them.

1. Blotting papers

blotting papers

Blotting papers are the real lifesavers, and they can really become your best friend when it comes to saving you from greasy oily look. These little squares absorb oil from your skin while mattifying your skin and helping banish the midday shine. Whether you have makeup on or not, these sheets work both ways. If you have oily skin, you should always keep a packet of these with you and you'll forever be thankful. Also, always remember that you do not have to wipe your face but pat it with the blotting papers.

2. Loose powder

loose powder

Powders are excellent for controlling oily skin while giving you a matte effect. Use translucent powder instead of a pigmented one to get a natural look as you'll be needing a lot of powder. Start and finish your makeup looks by applying the powder. You can also put this powder on even if you are not wearing makeup. This keeps your face shine-free for longer. It's preferable to get an oil-controlling powder with a puff so you can reapply it throughout the day. Keep a travel sized pack in your bag always for convenience.

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3. Clay Mask

clay mask

Clay masks work wonders for oily skin as they have excellent oil soaking properties. They are also known to prevent mild forms of acne. Put it on in your free time for said period of time and get non greasy skin.

4. Oil-free Foaming Cleanser

oil free foaming

For oily skin, use an oil-free foaming cleanser. They clean your skin, remove excess oil, and keep your face shine-free. However, before trying out a new skincare product, it's always advised to undertake a patch test. It is not necessary that it will always work for your skin; in fact, if it does not fit you, it may cause more harm to your skin. So, you should always check to see if it is suitable for your skin type. And if it does, make sure to use it from time to time.

5. Water-Based Moisturizer


It's important to stay hydrated even if you have oily skin. Dryness can be caused by external factors such as dust and UV rays, which leads to excessive oil production. So, you should use a moisturiser to protect your skin. Choose a lightweight moisturiser. Most preferably, use  a water based moisturizer.

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These are some fantastic items that are really beneficial in keeping skin from becoming greasy. Hopefully, these tips will be helpful to you.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com