While it may be desirable to have light-catching shine on the lips, when an oil slick crops up on the forehead, nose or chin, it can cause embarrassment. Now that we're entering the warm seasons, ladies may want to be more cognizant of this beauty disaster.
One way to avoid this is to make sure you're using the right African American skin care products. Using one that is too heavy is sure to leave you with an oily T-zone, but not getting enough moisture from a lotion may also result in excess oil if your skin tries to overcompensate for dryness.
Also, consider the foundation and blush you're using. Are they oil-based? If so, it may be time to switch products to minimize shine. Additionally, using a translucent powder after applying foundation may help curb oiliness.
Carrying blotting papers in your purse is also a good idea, as these tiny sheets of paper quickly soak up excess oil – and you don't even need a mirror to use them. Keeping a powder compact in your purse may also give you easy access to a quick fix.