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Sunscreen, minus the shine factor
Mon, 10 January 2011 2:32PM
Regardless of your skin type, wearing SPF daily is a must, but if you happen to be the proud owner of particularly obnoxious oily-prone skin, finding the ultimate sunscreen (read: one that won’t leave your skin looking off-the-charts shiny), can be enough to test the patience of a saint. The good news is sunscreen formulations have come a long way from the greasy, sticky lotions we slip, slop, slapped all-over us as kids, so don’t stress! The latest crop have the same kind of texture and absorbency as face cream which makes them perfect for layering under moisturiser and foundation for coverage without overloading the skin.
Here are some other tips and tricks to help you out.
1. Two-in-one’s are so smart: If your skin is ultra oily, try minimising the amount of product you apply by switching to a daily moisturiser that contains SPF 30+. Keep your eyes peeled for oil-free, mattifying or powder-finish variants that won’t clog pores or leave skin looking shiner than a straight-from-the-mint gold coin. Try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+, $17.99.
2. Gel, it’s not just for your hair, you know? In the same way that you wouldn’t use an overly-rich face cream on problem-prone or oily skin, it pays to use a primer that’s skin appropriate, too. Using an oil-free gel primer that also contains SPF, is a smart way to protect your skin and keep shine at bay.
3. Powder is your new best friend: If you only buy one new makeup product this month, make it an anti-shine powder. It not only leaves skin looking even, but it’s particularly handy for reapplying throughout the day as soon as you notice the t-zone starting to misbehave, without leaving your makeup looking like it’s caked-on.
Try it and tell us what you think.
Words: Eliza Ashe. Pic: Getty.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe
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