5 DIY Face Primers for Oily Skin With Store-Bought Ingredients

One of the most important beauty products to have in your makeup kit is a primer, which not only helps make sure that you’re wearing foundation all day long but also reduces transfers and creates a smooth surface for application.

DIY face primer for oily skin is a great way to make your own beauty product. It’s also inexpensive! All you need are some ingredients you probably already have at home, and if not they are easy to find in any supermarket or drugstore.

Sure you can get some store-bought primers out there. However, many brands of primers on the market contain ingredients that are not suitable for oily skin. Thus, why not make your own?

Homemade face primer for oily skin is very easy to make. It’s actually fun! I always love playing with natural ingredients that will create beautiful effects on my face. That way, not only do you get your own beauty product but also one that caters specifically to your skin

These homemade face primers will help reduce the amount of oil on your face throughout the day while reducing shine. So let’s get started!

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DIY primer for oily skin with SPF

For people with oily skin, a primer must be used that will inhibit the formation of oil rather than stimulate the sebaceous glands. 


How to make:

  • In a small jar, add 3 tablespoons of sunscreen lotion. Mattifying one is recommended.
  • Next, add 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • Then, add 1 tablespoon of foundation. Choose any foundation you like.
  • After that, add 1/2 teaspoon of mineral face powder.
  • Finally, stir the mixture until well-blended. Store in a cool place.

You can wear this primer alone, no foundation is needed since there already is the foundation in the ingredients.

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Homemade face primer for oily skin with glycerin

The main ingredient for this primer is glycerin. Glycerin is a great option for people with oily skin. It absorbs moisture from the air and seeps into your face, without making it greasy or slippery as other oils might do.

In this recipe, extra ingredients are added to maximize the effect (witch hazel and tea tree oil)


How to make:

  • In an empty spray bottle, add 7 tablespoons of distilled water
  • Next, add 5 tablespoons of witch hazel
  • Then, add 3 tablespoons of glycerin
  • After that, add 3-5 drops of tea tree oil
  • Finally, put the cap back on the bottle, shake it thoroughly

You can use this primer before applying the foundation to your face.

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DIY makeup primer for oily skin with baby powder

The primary component in this recipe is baby powder since it provides a matte finish and controls oil production. Besides that, by utilizing the astringent nature of aloe vera gel, this primer can aid in the removal of extra oil.


How to make:

  • In a jar, add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • Next, add 1 tablespoon of moisturizer. You can choose any moisturizer for oily skin
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon of baby powder
  • After that, add 2 drops of witch hazel oil
  • Finally, stir the mixture well until it forms a paste. Store this primer in a cool place

You can wear this primer alone.

Homemade primer for oily skin with flaxseed

The main ingredient in this recipe is flaxseed. The beauty of flaxseed oil is that it moisturizes and hydrates your skin from the inside. Flaxseed’s essential fatty acids make your skin look and feel smoother.

Now we are going to combine flaxseed with aloe vera for a really nice primer for oily skin.


How to make:

  • In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds
  • Next, add 1/4 cup of hot water
  • Stir the mixture well and allow it some time for cooling down
  • Now the mixture should turn into a gel-like paste. Use a strainer to filter the gel to make sure it is smooth and there is no hull inside the mixture.
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder along with 1 teaspoon of the gel to a small jar
  • Finally, stir the mixture thoroughly. Store this primer in a fridge.

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Homemade makeup primer for oily skin with sea salt

Sea salt is the main ingredient of this primer. Sea salt aids in the correction of oily skin by balancing it and being a natural exfoliant. The minerals contained in it make the skin softer.


How to make:

  • In an empty spray bottle, add 1 cup of warm water
  • Next, add 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice
  • After that, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Continue adding 5-10 drops of lavender oil
  • Finally, put the cap back on and shake the bottle well

Don’t forget to wash your face before applying this primer.

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Final thought

So, we have just learned about how to make your own primer for oily skin at home. It’s easy and inexpensive! You can use a few household items that you have lying around the house already. This is a great option if you are looking for an alternative to expensive makeup primers but also want something natural on your face. The best part? There’s no need to buy anything extra because all of these ingredients are things you probably already have in your kitchen or can easily be found in the supermarket! Give it a tryout and let us know what you think below in the comments section. We would love to hear from some fellow beautyholics like myself who want affordable cosmetics without sacrificing quality. Did any of these homemade products work for you?

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Halle Jackson
Halle Jackson
My name is Halle Jackson and I am a dermatologist, skincare specialist, and makeup artist. I am also a content writer for TheVenusFace.com. Through my writing, I aim to educate and inspire readers to take control of their skin health and beauty. I believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, and I am committed to sharing my knowledge and expertise to help make that a reality.