Oily eyelids can be a major annoyance, especially if they interfere with your usual beauty routine. While there is no magic pill or serum that will instantly solve the problem, there are a few quick and easy steps you can take to reduce oiliness. Whether you simply want a matte look or are having trouble keeping your eye makeup in place, experiment with a few techniques to see what works best for you.
Method 1 Adjusting Your Daily Routine
1. To remove oil from your skin, use a gentle cleanser. Apply a pea-sized amount of gentle cleanser to your fingertips and gently massage your eyelids, forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Wash your hands in slightly warm water to remove any remaining soap, then pat your face dry with a clean towel. If your eyelids are frequently greasy, consider washing your face in the morning and before going to bed.
If you scratch or scrub your skin or eyes while washing, you could cause serious harm.
It can also be used to cleanse your skin after a strenuous workout.
2. Instead of applying eye cream to your lids, apply it beneath your eyes. Apply a pea-sized amount of product to the lower lid. Rub the cream into your skin with your finger. Try not to rub it directly onto your lids as you go.
Lower lid eye cream may help to balance out any oiliness on your upper lids.
3. Blotting paper can be used to absorb oil as needed. Blotting paper can be found online or at your local beauty supply store. Place a single sheet of this ultra-thin paper on your eyelids to absorb any excess oil, then go about your day!
If your eyelids are frequently oily, you should keep blotting paper on hand.
Method 2 Choosing the Best Cosmetics
1. Makeup that is oil-free should be used. Keep in mind that some liquid cosmetics, such as foundation and concealer, may contain a significant amount of oil. Avoid using these products around your eyelids when applying makeup. If you want to be extra cautious, use only oil-free makeup products.
As a general rule, water-based makeup is preferable.
Some cosmetics will have the phrase “oil-free” on the label.
2. Apply a thin layer of eyelid primer before applying eyeshadow. Look for a small tube of eyelid primer at your local beauty supply store or drugstore. Squeeze a small amount of primer onto your finger or one of your smallest eyeshadow brushes, then tap it over the base of your eyelid. Allow the product to dry for about 60 seconds before applying the rest of your eye makeup.
Unlike traditional primers, which cover your entire face, eyelid primers help conceal any visible oiliness and provide a smoother, sleeker “canvas” for your eye makeup.
The majority of eyelid primers are the same colour as foundation or concealer.
3. Set your eye makeup with a dab of translucent powder. Examine your eyeshadow to see if it is greasy or creasing. Tap your eyeshadow with a small eyeshadow brush or clean makeup pad lightly dipped in loose, translucent setting powder. Apply just enough to set your eyeshadow, not a thick layer.
If your eyeshadow is neutral, use a regular, non-colored setting powder. If you want a more dramatic look, use a setting powder that matches the colour of your shadow.
Method 3 Making Lifestyle Changes
1. Throughout the day, avoid touching your eyelids. Keep track of how frequently you rub your eyes. If you feel tempted to touch your lids, wipe up any excess oil with a piece of blotting paper. In the long run, your skin will thank you!
2. Attempt to reduce your stress levels on a daily basis. Incorporate a relaxing routine, such as meditation or yoga, into your daily routine. If you’re stressed out, you might be exacerbating your oiliness without even realising it!
Consider your weekly schedule and try to pinpoint the most stressful aspects of it. See if you can cut back on anything that is causing you a lot of stress!
3. Consult a doctor to see if your oily lids are the result of a medical condition. Make an appointment with a medical professional to determine whether hormonal changes are causing your eyelids to be excessively oily. Mention any medications you’re taking, as well as any skincare products you use every day. Your doctor may be able to assist you in finding a healthy, safe way to eliminate the oiliness.
Blepharitis, or clogged oil glands on your eyelids, for example, could be the source of your oiliness.
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