When searching for the right foundation to use, you need to keep in mind what is best for your particular
skin type. If you have trouble with oily skin or acne, this can be an especially sensitive issue.
There are a few things you can do to make sure that your skin-care regimen works against acne and oily skin. You can make your own foundations and skin treatments or you can look up the best brands for you.
DIY Skin Care
If you really take the best possible care of your skin, you won’t even need foundation since this is just for covering up unsightly blemishes. In any case, whether or not you do use foundation, you will always want to keep your face clean and clear. Here are some very basic herbal remedies for blemishes and wrinkles that you can use for that purpose:
Witch hazel – this grows naturally as a shrub and you can plant it almost anywhere. An extract can be found for a decent price at almost any drug store. Witch hazel is an astringent which derives its name from having been historically used by older women to prevent aging effects such as wrinkles. It is also a fantastic acne remedy because it tightens the skin and dries out acne-infected pores.
Aloe Vera – aloe is easily one of the best things you can possibly use for your skin. It has been proven to prevent melanoma, and is used to treat burns and blemishes of all kinds. However, it does not preserve well so it is best to get your aloe straight from the plant’s leaves.
Food masks – you can make a good facial mask to get rid of that pesky oil out of foods that can be found in your kitchen. Popular options are egg whites, honey, avocado, pomegranates and lemon juice.
Store-bought Foundations that Work for You
With a problem like oily skin, you can’t just go to the store and grab any foundation you find on the
counter – you have to be picky. Just as you have to know what color and thickness you need, you have to be aware of what will or will not work for your skin type.
Look for non-comedogenic, oil-free and cruelty-free foundation. Non-comedogenic is especially important because it means that this foundation will not clog your pores, and since acne is caused by clogged pores, this is obviously your best option. You want oil-free because your skin has enough oil and doesn’t require
Revlon colorstay foundation can be found in drug stores either in liquid or powder form, so it’s nice and accessible but beyond that, it is good for oily skin types.
Maybelline dream matte mouse – helps get rid of the oil on your skin and gives a matt finish. It is available in 13 shades and give the skin a soft, silky feel.
Lotus Herbals – Natural Blend Comfort Liquid Foundation for Oily Skin. This one says right on the bottle
who it is for, it’s affordable, accessible and perhaps best of all, it is an all-natural herbal foundation.
Revlon Photo Ready Makeup Foundation with SPF 20 – Oil free and easy to blend, this stuff will make you look like a superstar and keep your face as fresh as ever.
Remember To Remove Your Makeup
Just because you might have an oil-free foundation that won’t clog your pores doesn’t mean you can just pass out with your makeup still on without any consequences. When you get home after a night of partying, don’t forget to wash your face off. Use warm water and herbal soaps and give yourself a once-over with the witch hazel to keep that face as fresh and clean as you can before you call it a night. You’ll thank yourself in the morning when you wake up fresh and acne-free.