Since I started applying foundation to my skin about 5 years ago, I was always told that using a primer before applying my foundation was a must. The purpose of a primer is to pretty much serve as a base before applying foundation. It minimizes your pores, giving your skin a smooth finish. Primers are definitely a major key for applying makeup but I have YET to find one that doesn't contribute to my oily skin. The majority of primers also serve as a moisturizer which is a plus but it just seems to materialize as more unneeded oil on my face. My skin gets sooo oily throughout the day. Issa midday struggle looking in the mirror at my oily face. Taking 30 minutes to beat my face in the morning, only to discover that my face is glistening by noon is a real vibe killer:
So over the past couple months, I have been on a journey to combat this oily skin! I initially ordered Aloe Vera gel from Amazon to clear up some blemishes on my face but then realized that it could possibly serve as a primer for my face as well. Aloe Vera gel is a natural moisturizer and a skin protectant and when applied to the face, it dries into a thin, smooth layer on the skin. So I thought to myself that I should try it out as a primer. Well I'm glad that I did! Its gives my skin a smooth base before applying the foundation but it doesn't add unneeded oil to my face throughout the day. If you struggle with oily skin, then you should definitely try it! Aloe Vera is BAE! The natural astringent elements in aloe vera absorbs excess oil and dirt from pores in the skin, combatting your oil throughout the day.
So here's what I do:
1. Apply Witch Hazel with a cotton ball as a toner after I cleanse my face
2. Apply a thin layer of Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel to my face and let it dry completely (2-3 min)
3. Apply my foundation
THAT'S IT. (I also apply Aloe Vera Gel to my face after cleansing at night.)
Now, I'm looking at myself in the mirror midday day like, HEY BOO!
What natural products are you using on your skin to achieve a flawless look? Comment below!