The T-Zone

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Here is an example of what can be achieved when you use this method on t-zone.

6 Hours 80 degrees

There are a lot of people that end up with a n oily T-zone. I used to have one until I learned how to take care of that T. Oily skin happens for one of two reasons. One is that you’re just oily (nbd, it happens), the other is that your skin is dehydrated. Oil cleansing and moisturizes will help more if your skin is dehydrated. If it’s just oily, there’s a beginner’s guide for skincare as well.

Two things have really helped. Moisturizer and Wayne Goss Method are great ideas. Going over to /r/skincareaddiction and checking out skin maintenance is also super important because it can help normalize your skin!

I use to have super oily skin (and still tend to be shiny in the summer). I liked powder foundation like bareminerals when I was oilier. Beware; it contains bismuth oxychloride which can be irritating to some people. Mineral makeup is great though and others do make powder foundations.

Now that I have normalized my skin with help from Makeupforever’s HD Foundation and use a powder finisher for my more oily days and UD Setting Spray for my normal days.

I see a lot of people recommending face primers and recently Wayne Goss came out against using them. I don’t know how much I agree with him but I do think shadow primers are important and I love UD Primer Potion. Shadow Insurance by Too Faced is also pretty popular.

Also, try using a primer for oily skin just on your T-zone. I recommend, Benefit’s 15 Hour Flawless Primer, Becca’s Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (careful, though, it tends to pill), Too Faced Primed & Poreless (Oil Free) Primer