Oily skin is a pain in the ass. Oh yes, we just love leaving the house looking all pretty and perfect only to arrive at work resembling an oil slick. It does wonders for the ol' self-esteem levels. Sadly Ugly Betty's Becki Newton knows what we're talking about: her star was shining a little too brightly at the launch of the Vintage Chanel Accessories Collection at What Goes Around Comes Around earlier this week. If you're over battling it out with the blotting papers, try these tips for size:
Hydration stations: The most common misconception about oily skin is that you need to 'dry' it out. Wrong. Hydration is actually the key. See, if your skin doesn't have good hydration levels, the sebaceous glands that produce oil will go into overdrive, trying to rehydrate the skin. Water also helps the oil move along so that it doesn't hang around and clog up your pores. Try Danné Montague-King Moisture Balancer ($80) and follow with Dermalogica Treatment Foundation ($68).
Foam zone: A foamy cleanser is your best bet if you suffer from oily skin. It removes excess oil but it isn't too harsh and drying. Try Jurlique Balancing Foaming Cleanser ($45).
Keep reading . . . Prime time: Listen to Napoleon. Using a primer will help extend the life of your makeup. Gisele swears by them for keeping her makeup in place all day long. Try Stila Hydrating Primer SPF15 ($74).
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