My battle with oily skin has also been a battle with finding the right products to combat the greasiness. From mattifiers to powders and primers, you better believe I’ve tried every combination of things to make sure my face stays nice and matte. But no matter what, I usually get oily by noon. It’s not fun, but it’s the way my skin is and always has been.
I like oil blotting sheets, but a lot of them are expensive or infused with extracts and scents, which can sometimes irritate my skin. I was looking in my kitchen the other day and spotted some extra coffee filters. I thought they might be a good alternative to oil blotting sheets. Oh and they’re also way cheaper. So do they work? Find out:
Starting To Get Oily
Today wasn't too bad for me, but this is still pretty early on after I applied my makeup. I notice the most oil production on my nose, chin and cheeks. My forehead usually stays pretty normal.
Gently Pat Coffee Filter On Face
The trick with this is to pat, not rub, the coffee filter. You shouldn't rub oil blotting sheets either. You're supposed to blot with them! So press the coffee filter on the affected areas to pick up oils.
Look how much this picked up! Notice a little makeup will come up with the oil, but that's standard.
I actually love this option compared to oil blotting sheets. Sometimes with those, I get irritated or am left with a weird feeling on my face. I didn't get that with a coffee filter. I just got oil removal at a really low price! You can also cut a coffee filter into sections to really maximize your cost efficiency.