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Cheap And Effective Australian Skincare Brands That Work For Oily Indian Skin Types

 Cheap And Effective Australian Skincare Brands That Work For Oily Indian Skin Types

Waking up in the morning to find an oily T-zone or getting a white cast on the face after applying a moisturiser are some common issues women often face. Furthermore, it becomes quite challenging for them to choose proper products that suit their skin tone when it comes to makeup.

Indian women living in Australia often face particular issues related to skin and often face difficulty adapting to the varied temperatures across the year. Especially those with oily skin are the ones who suffer the most with makeup prep. Hence, we bring you a few helpful tricks that will provide full skin coverage and prevent a makeup meltdown.

Cleansing and toning your face before you get started are absolutely essential. It’s like wiping the slate clean to give yourself a fresh start. You don’t want oil and grime to pile makeup on! Use a mild but effective cleanser to eliminate all the impurities accumulated on the skin.

Also, tone your face with a rose water toner or anything that suits your skin to calm it down and reduce pores. Toner will also reduce inflammation and reduce the chances of breakouts. Washing your face is the most basic and essential daily routine step.

Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt, and other factors that should be gently removed each day. Wash twice a day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dullness, and acne.

So, you can choose face cleansers with natural ingredients or gel-based formulas; for example, face washes that have jojoba and aloe vera are good. Also, you can choose products which have salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, etc.

After that, you can cleanse and tone, helping to even out your skin texture, which will help you to make your makeup last longer.

Before jumping the gun and getting started with the makeup, there’s yet another step left to complete in your skincare routine for oily skin. After cleansing and toning, hydrate your skin with a light, non-greasy moisturiser.

Many people skip moisturising because it seems counterintuitive for oily skin. But moisturising actually helps with oil control! Washing off the natural oil from the skin during cleansing only triggers it to produce more oil in order to protect the moisture barrier. Moisturizing provides that protection and prevents the skin from over-producing oil.

Also, look for a moisturiser with an SPF or sun protection factor. UV radiation can do a lot of damage by triggering the skin and causing inflammation. This is absolutely crucial for those who spend time outdoors.

You probably already know this, having seen so many Youtube and Instagram videos wherein you will find influencers priming their faces before applying foundation. But why? Priming your face before you get on with the foundation and concealer is an absolute must, especially for oily skin.

One, it helps to smooth out the skin further and give it an even texture. Secondly, it helps with controlling oil production. Most importantly, it works like glue to hold your makeup and prevent it from sliding off. Do you want long-lasting makeup? Prime, prime, prime.

You can use a blending sponge or a brush to apply as little product as you can. With makeup, less is more! If you think you need more concealing, layer on. But instead of slathering on a thick mass of foundation and concealer, work in thin layers. This will ensure you get a more natural finish and prevent your makeup from becoming patchy after some time.

A setting powder will give your skin a matte finish – you’ll agree that it’s highly desirable for oily skin! Use a damp sponge to pat the powder all over your face. Finish off with a powder brush and a light hand to blend it in further.
Don’t overdo it, though! A thin layer should be enough to cut the shine. Too much will make your makeup look patchy.

It sounds like a mouthful but ‘non-comedogenic’ simply means non-pore-clogging. Use makeup that is oil-free and doesn’t settle in the pores to clog them, which is extremely crucial for those who have oily skin.

Oily skin is cursed with acne of all kinds – blackheads, whiteheads and pimples too! This is because the excess oil mixes with dead skin and dirt to accumulate in the pores and block them. Sometimes, they can get infected, too, to form pimples and painful lesions.

Non-comedogenic products reduce this risk and keep your skin healthy and acne-free!

Oil and sweat break down your makeup, making your 2 pm face look like a nightmare. Look for products specifically designed as water-proof and smudge-proof for a long-lasting finish. Long-wear products are formulated differently, with different ingredients to stay on for a longer time than traditional makeup.

Always carry blotting paper with you – it’ll serve as your best friend, especially mid-day, when your face may start developing that dreadful oily shine. Pat the blotting paper on the skin to allow it to absorb all the excess oil. Don’t wipe; simply press it on the areas of the skin that are oily. Don’t forget to remove your makeup before going to bed.

We’ve all been there; after returning from a long day at work or a party, we don’t have the energy to wash our faces or carry out an elaborate night skincare routine. However, despite our exhaustion and unwillingness, we must remove makeup.

One of the biggest reasons is that leaving makeup on overnight clogs up the pores and leads to skin breakouts. If your skin has a bumpy texture or is riddled with scars caused by acne, there’s only so much makeup can conceal!

Taking care of your skin is absolutely essential if you want your makeup to give you the best look. Cleansing and toning before going to bed also help with oil control. They also allow your skin to repair and rejuvenate through the night, which cannot happen if it’s still covered with layers of makeup. Add a night cream to your night routine to encourage healing and keep those wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

The problem with oily skin is the excess oil that messes up with makeup, so oil control will help you go a long way! Exfoliate your skin with a gentle exfoliator to deep-cleanse the pores and slough off the dead skin layer. This reduces the chances of acne and gives your skin an even texture. This, in turn, means a better makeup finish.

Clay masks are a good choice for oily skin. You can also explore konjac sponges which work as blackhead extractors. They have the right abrasion that makes them effective without wounding the skin. A number of homemade fruit and botanical oil masks are also worth a try to achieve that much-needed oil control.

Australia has an abundance of skincare brands that cater to oily skin at a variety of price points. Here are some of the most affordable and effective Australian skincare brands to consider for managing oily skin:

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  1. Sukin: A popular Australian natural skincare brand, Sukin offers affordable products that are vegan and cruelty-free. Their “Oil Balancing Range” specifically caters to those with oily skin.
  2. Bondi Skin Co.: They offer a range of serums designed to combat oily skin and other skincare issues. The products are also vegan, cruelty-free, and Australian-made.
  3. Swisse: Swisse’s skincare line is full of natural ingredients and their “Deep Pore Cleansing Clay Mask” is particularly good for oily skin.
  4. A’kin: A’kin has a ‘Shine-Free Facial Moisturiser’ specifically designed to control oiliness and shine.
  5. Australian Bodycare: This brand’s “Tea Tree Oil” range can help combat the excess oil without drying out the skin, thanks to its natural antiseptic properties.
  6. Alpha-H: Known for their ‘Balancing Moisturiser & Gentle Exfoliant‘, Alpha-H offers a variety of products designed to combat oiliness and promote balanced skin.
  7. Aspect: Although a bit on the higher side in terms of cost, Aspect’s “Clear Skin Complex” is a highly recommended product for oily skin.
  8. Essano: Essano has a range of organic and vegan-friendly products. Their “Rosehip Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser” is effective in controlling oil and removing impurities.
  9. Natio: Natio’s skincare range is widely available and affordable. Their “Acne Clear & Purify Toning Lotion” is specifically designed for oily and acne-prone skin.
  10. Thursday Plantation: Known for their tea tree oil products, Thursday Plantation offers a variety of options for oily skin. Their “Tea Tree Face Wash Foam” helps to control oil without stripping the skin.
  11. Jojoba Company: Their ‘Australian Jojoba‘ can be used as a natural balancing moisturiser for oily skin.

When choosing products, remember everyone’s skin is different and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s always best to patch test new products and introduce them slowly into your skincare routine. If you are unsure about what products to use, a consultation with a dermatologist may be beneficial.

Divya Mangal

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