I had extremely oily T-zone since it was 13. At the time, I fought with some serious adolescent acne, esp on my forehead and having an oily scalp/hair too didn’t help at all. Over the years, I tried countless oil absorbing products, both skincare and makeup but rarely did something actually worked (some great products that actually worked were discontinued, like the Essence All About Matt! loose powder and the others were just shitty alcohol-filled liquids that did more harm than good). When I finally started to give up, a few amazing products fell into my hands. Two of them are skincare product (which I am yet to purchase in a full size form) and one of them is a totally simple and natural everyday cooking ingredient - CORNSTARCH!
Yes, cornstarch or corn flour. I read countless posts about it online and gave it a shot a few months ago. It’s cheap as dirt (1-2$ in most grocery stores) so I had nothing to loose. I been applying it with a flat top synthetic brush after liquid foundation too set and completely blot my oily T-zone. My T-zone it totally matte at least 7-8 hours with it and it doesn’t clog pores, irritate the skin, etc. I do look a tad bit ghostly when I apply it, but that just means I put too much on my brush. It works the same as a dry shampoo, without causing any negative reactions to my scalp like some commercial dry shampoos do (Batiste, too be precise and mind you, I had seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp). Cornstarch is almost invisible on my platinum blonde hair (I’m not sure if it would work on darker hair colors).
So, to sum it up - the solution was hidden in nature (or at least, my kitchen) all this time! If I only knew about this when I was a teenager, my life would be a bit easier. I’ll be doing the review on those two skincare products I mentioned in the begging, so stay tuned. ;)