Having oily skin is a fact of life for many people. It can be problematic, especially when applying makeup. When applying makeup, you should start with a primer for the best results. However, with so many primers and formulas out there, it can be overwhelming to find the best primer for oily skin. Though there are several formulas, including some amazing Korean skincare products out there specifically made for oily skin, some are better than others.
If you are looking for the best primer for oily skin over the counter you will be best to buy a well known name brand. Some that have oily skin formulas are Mary Kay, Clinique and Clarins. All of these can be a bit on the pricey side of course, and in the case of Mary Kay, you will have to find someone to sell it. These brands will cost anywhere from $15 to $40 in most cases. There are some other options that are less expensive, however, and not even made for priming, but can be the best primer for oily skin you will ever find. One of these is Monistat chafing gel. Though Monistat is better known for other uses, it makes an excellent primer and is less than $10. Another excellent option is to simply prevent oily skin.
There are ways you may be able to prevent oily skin naturally by using home remedies. One of the simplest and easiest treatments for oily skin is to keep your skin washed. Clean with soap specially formulated for oily skin. It is available both as a body soap and facial soap and many brands and stores carry it. Another simple over the counter remedy to prevent oily skin is to use aloe vera gel. You can apply it lightly to your face after you wash it. Aloe is very good for your body, so regular use can actually improve your skin in the long run.
Another way to prevent oil is to make a scrub of salt mixed with honey. Simply take a tablespoon or two of honey and add salt until it is an easy, spreadable consistency. Gently scrub your skin with the mixture and rinse well. Towel dry by patting then apply an astringent or simply cool aloe vera gel for a refreshing finish. Other quick fixes you can do to stop oily skin is to splash with cold water or simply wipe the excess oil away with a tissue or oil absorbing wipes if you want it gone in a pinch.