Apparently, i was kinda misunderstood yesterday when i introduced the Q & A series. It was totally my fault though because i don’t think i was very clear about it. Ok, so lemme explain it better below…..
I always get questions from my readers through email, questions regarding skin care and makeup. A lot of people have beauty concerns and questions which they need answers to, so they usually email me with them. I’m certain that other bloggers get such emails too.
Usually, what i do when i receive such emails is that i reply them personally via email too. But like i pointed out yesterday, the problem with that is that when i answer one person’s question, someone mails me some other time asking the same question……not once, not twice, not even thrice…..a lot!
So i decided to start up this Q & A series. In this series, for every post i would publish one of the letters i receive via email and some of the questions i receive via BBM, and i would answer the question in the same post. That way, readers with the same beauty concerns would get the answers they need without having to go through the trouble of sending me an email *i really hope its clearer now*.
Ok, here is the first post in the Q & A series…….
“ B’nD, please i have a very oily face. As in, my face is always shining. It’s so bad that i no longer apply makeup because if i do, everything cleans off fast and my face continues shining. This is so annoying and i need help. I really love makeup, and i would love to apply it and look as good as other ladies. What can i do about it? Can you help me?” Ifeyinwa.
I’m no skin expert, but i’ll tell you what i do know about oily skin.
Firstly, always always moisturize (using a water-based moisturizer specially formulated for oily skin) before applying your foundation. Don’t say that because your skin is always oily, you can skip moisturizing. Don’t do that, because once you do, your glands WILL produce more oil to replace the one it feels your skin has lost (especially after you just finished washing your face and stripping your skin of the oil on it).
Secondly, after moisturizing, ensure that you use a mattifier or a mattifying primer on your face before applying your foundation. This would help you to mattify your face and prevent oil from breaking out to the surface and make your face shiny. I suggest you try out any of these……Blackup perfect mattifying primer, Blackup 8hr correcting primer & Milk of magnesia. The blackup products are really expensive though. On the other hand, the Milk of magnesia is quite affordable, and its veeeeeeery good! You can get it for about N1,200 – N1,500 (depends on the seller sha). If you use the milk of magnesia, it will make sure that your face stays matte for a looong time! *dem no born that oyel well*
Thirdly, always avoid oil-based makeup because using them would only add unwanted oil to your already oily face. Rather, go for water or sillicone-based foundations. Also go for water-based powders too.
If you also have oily lids, before applying your eyeshadow, use an eyeshadow primer to help prevent your eyeshadow from creasing.
If you do all that is written above, then you will be able to wear your makeup for a long time without getting all shiny. Please let me know how it goes ok?
Other readers with the same problem can heed this same advice, and please let me know how it goes….