Highlighters? Beauty oils? With a slick-prone skin that can look like a greaseball by midday, it’s easy to say no to a lot of shine-inducing beauty products. But oil-based makeup aside, there are many items that don’t actually make you look oilier than you think. In fact, you’re only missing out on all its benefits.
Here, we’ve broken down 5 common myths that every girl needs to stop believing to get their face glowing, not shining.
Myth #1: Highlighters aren’t your best friend.
Adding more shine to oily skin can be daunting, but who says you can’t get that dewy glow on? For slick-prone skin, powder highlighters are the way to go. Using a damped sponge (the moisture will help the powder sink into your skin), swipe the highlight on the high points of your face (on top of the cheekbones and your cupid’s bow). Avoid applying it on areas where you have larger pores as it will only accentuate it.
Face Illuminator, PHP 2, 112, Laura Mercier
Myth #2: Avoid beauty oils.
Contrary to popular belief, the right oils help balance your skin’s sebum production. Face oils that are made with plant and nut oil-based ingredients work great in moisturizing an oily skin, especially when it has a light texture that won’t clog the pores. Apply this during the night to wake up with a smoother face.
Huile Prodigieuse (Face, Body and Hair Oil), Nuxe
Myth #3: Go matte all the way.
All you’re probably thinking of is going matte, matte and more matte, but an overly powdered face can appear too flat and too dull. The trick? Work with your natural shine. Using a damped sponge (this helps avoid a cakey finish), only apply powder on the areas where you get particularly oily.
Ultra HD Pressed Powder, PHP 1,776, Make Up For Ever
Myth #4: Skip the moisturizer.
Yes, some moisturizers tend to feel heavy on the skin, making you look even oilier on humid days. However, bare in mind that skipping hydration will make your skin produce more oil (oily skin is caused by moisture imbalance). Try non-comedogenic moisturizers like Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Moisturizer For All Skin Types.
Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 (For All Skin Types), PHP 943, Beauty MNL
Myth #5: An oily skin is a dirty skin.
Remember those days when you get so oily by midday that it makes you feel like your face is dirty? Sure, your skin is producing a lot of oil, but oily skin isn’t produced by dirt. Believing this will only make you want to overly-wash your face, which will later on produce more shine.
In-article image: Raymond Santiago
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