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Do you use a makeup primer, or does it seem like an extra step in your already elaborate oily skincare routine?
A primer is a unique beauty product that falls somewhere in between skincare and makeup - It is applied after all the skincare steps and before applying makeup.
In the world of skincare, a primer pretty much does the job of a ‘paint’ that is applied on the surface of a wall before the actual color of the paint that we want.
A single coat of a primer can help your makeup last throughout the day. If you do not apply makeup, it can still help minimize your pores, and mattify oily skin.
The problem? Most primers available in the market will eventually clog your pores if used daily. If you get too used to applying a primer every day, you might soon start noticing the side effects - blackheads, premature-aging, enlarged pores, and blemishes.
The good news? You can DIY it.
Today I am going to share with you guys a simple recipe for a DIY face primer for oily skin. You can find all the ingredients for this recipe in your kitchen.
I have been using this recipe for quite some time, and I am satisfied with the results. So, I want you to have this recipe too.
It’s very easy to make your OWN formula, that’s both affordable and safe for the skin.
Good primers are expensive, and if there is a natural alternative to it, which can give the same result as the storebought one, then why would you not want to try it?
Now, let’s go ahead and see how to make this DIY primer for oily skin.
How To Make DIY Face Primer For Oily Skin
1) First, we will take an empty container.
2) Add two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel into this jar.
3) Add 1/2 teaspoon glycerin into the jar. It is a very inexpensive ingredient and normally available in all the medical stores.
4) The last ingredient is optional. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen into this mixture if you want to get protection from UV rays.
5) Mix all the ingredients well.
Our gel-based DIY primer for oily skin is now ready to use.
You can store this DIY face primer in a jar for 2-3 months. The good thing about this primer is that its a 3 in 1 primer. It’s a primer, moisturizer, and sunscreen, all in 1.
You can totally skip moisturizer and sunscreen if you use this DIY natural face primer. Isn’t that amazing?
How To Use DIY Face Primer For Oily Skin?
After finishing all the steps of your usual skincare routine, take a small amount of this DIY natural face primer on your palm and apply it all over your face.
Give it 2-3 minutes to ‘set’, and proceed with applying your favorite foundation, which will now last a lot longer. Then do the rest of your makeup - eyes, blush, highlighter, etc.
If you are a die-hard primer fan, then you will probably love this DIY version. It will give your makeup a flawless finish, without applying any harmful ingredients on your skin.
Never used a primer in your life? Well, now is the time to start. A primer definitely makes a difference for people with oily skin. But, you should not have to deal with long-term skin damage to enjoy its benefits.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Primer For Oily Skin?
1) Primer fills the pores of our skin so that when we apply a foundation, we get a seamless finish.
2) Primer doesn’t let the chemicals from cosmetic products go deep into our skin.
3) The main benefit of a primer is that it makes your makeup long-lasting, by sticking together all the products that you apply on top of it.
So, do make sure that you use a primer before applying your makeup.
Loved this DIY recipe? Try out these other home remedies for oily skin.