Does Oily Skin Need a Primer?

Should you use a makeup primer if you have oily skin? It might really help! Use primer to minimize pores, reduce shine, and make makeup last all day.

Using Primer on Oily Skin Complexions

The difference between soft glowing skin and greasy looking skin isn’t exactly subtle. Imagine the heartbreak when we spend hours trying to perfect our make up only for it to slide off, little by little due to too much oil on our face. Worst nightmare alert!

They say that using a primer will help the makeup last longer. But, will it work in case of an oily skin type as well?

The good news is that it does! Though there is bad news as well. You have to be very careful when it comes to selecting your primers. Not only should the primer formula eliminate shine, but it should also be non-greasy and non-oily to keep those zits away.

In this article, we’ll talk about how oily skin owners can use primers to make their makeup last longer, their life simpler, and their social media likes higher.

Primer for Oil-Free Skin

As mentioned above, it is better for people who have oily skin to buy a mattifying primer.

With the help of the mattifying formula, the excess oil that is produced on the face will be considerably reduced. Also, the velvety base of the product helps to minimize the appearance of pores giving you a more flawless finish.

You may ask that why shouldn’t you opt for a mattifier instead of a primer.

Well, because a primer is a jack of all trades whereas, a mattifier can only be used for a single purpose. With a primer, you can do so many things – oil control, concealing, smoothening, prepping, hydrating and so on. But, a mattifier will only help you to reduce shine and minimize the appearance of pores.

So, why not buy a multi-purpose product instead?

Primer for a Flawless Complexion

With our tight schedules, work stress, love life problems, Kylie Jenner’s latest lipstick being sold out - we just have so much on our plate!

All this can lead to dark circles, angry-looking red blemishes, or dull, dry skin. And if we’re really unlucky, all three of them together.

This is where a color-correcting primer steps in.

With their help, we’ll be able to reduce these blemishes very efficiently and let's face it, due to excess oil, we do need to keep hiding those constantly popping pimples.

Primer for a Poreless Feel

Another common issue that oily skin owners are plagued with is large pores. Not only does it look unflattering, but you can also be really difficult to apply can see now foundation. Hence, using a primer can help to reduce the appearance of pores giving us the perfect canvas for applying our makeup products.

There’s also a misconception where pore-minimizing primers are concerned. A lot of these makeup products contain silicone and many people are misinformed about the ingredients being bad for their skin.

This, most certainly, isn’t the case. Topically applied silicones are non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic and hence will not clog your pores.

Primer for Clearer Skin

The best part about the primers that are currently available in the market is that they contain antioxidants. This, in turn, helps to improve the complexion of the user improves skin quality. Many a time we have acne scars, pigmentations, and whatnot. These antioxidants can help us actually he’s asking from within while we get the perfect place for a foundation.

If you are someone who has acne in addition to oily skin, you can opt for primers that contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid.

For anti-aging care too, you’ll find primers infused with hyaluronic acid.

Primer for making Your Makeup Last Longer

Coming to the most obvious point in the last, primers can help to reduce the melting of makeup faced by oily skin owners.

As a primer helps to reduce greasiness, the life of our foundation and concealer becomes longer. Using it will give us a smooth as well as a little sticky surface for our foundation and other facial makeup products to stick to. You can also use primers on your eyelids, lips, and lashes to make your eye shadow, lipstick or lip gloss, and mascara last longer respectively.

If you are a beauty enthusiast, you must be aware of how important the blending technique is when it comes to flawless makeup. Using a primer makes that easier as well.

Well, talk about killing two birds with one stone!

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