Easy DIY Natural Primer For Oily Skin (Matte And Shine Free)

Do you use a makeup primer, or does it seem like an extra step in your already elaborate oily skincare routine?

A primer is a unique beauty product that falls somewhere in between skincare and makeup – It is applied after all the skincare steps and before applying makeup.

In the world of skincare, a primer pretty much does the job of a ‘paint’ that is applied on the surface of a wall before the actual color of the paint that we want.

A single coat of primer can help your makeup last throughout the day.

If you do not apply makeup, it can still help minimize your pores, and mattify oily skin.

The problem? Most primers available in the market will eventually clog your pores if used daily.

If you get too used to applying a primer every day, you might soon start noticing the side effects – blackheads, premature aging, enlarged pores, and blemishes.

The good news? You can DIY it.

Today I am going to share with you guys a simple recipe for a DIY primer for oily skin. You can find all the ingredients for this recipe in your kitchen.

I have been using this recipe for quite some time, and I am satisfied with the results.

So, I want you to have this recipe too.

It’s very easy to make your OWN formula, that’s both affordable and safe for the skin.

Good primers are expensive, and if there is a natural alternative to them, which can give the same result as the storebought one, then why would you not want to try it?

What Can I Use Instead Of Primer For Oily Skin?

You can use many alternatives as a primer for oily skin.

Everyone’s skin is different, so some of these substances might not work for you.

Do try as many of them as you can at least once, to know what works for you –

1) Coconut Oil

2) BB And CC Creams

3) Nivea After Shave Balm

4) Milk Of Magnesia

5) Lacto Calamine

6) Sunscreen

7) Aloe Vera

8) Glycerin

9) Ice Cubes

10) Anti Chafing Cream

What Is A Good Natural Primer For Oily Skin?

diy primer for oily skin

The main purpose of a good makeup primer is to make sure that your makeup will adhere to your skin and not run all over the place.

If you want to create a flawless base for your makeup, you need to apply a good-quality makeup primer first.

If you don’t use a good primer, your makeup will run all over the place.

It is important to use a good quality, non-toxic makeup primer to protect your skin from the damaging effects of makeup.

The primer will help to keep your makeup on for longer, and it will also help to minimize the appearance of pores and other imperfections on your skin.

Makeup primers are available in a wide variety of strengths, so you can find the one that works best for you.

If you’re looking for good quality, affordable primer, you can’t go wrong with a good quality brand.

An organic face primer is a base that is applied to the face before makeup is applied.

It helps to make the application of makeup easier.

Branded primer can be very expensive and may contain harsh chemicals.

You can make your own high-quality, natural, non-toxic primer using aloe vera.

DIY makeup primer for oily skin is easy to make at home, and it’s cheaper than buying one.

Now, let’s go ahead and see how to make a natural primer for oily skin.

What Is The Best Natural Primer?

In this post, we will prepare a simple DIY makeup primer for oily skin, from just 3 ingredients.

After using it for months now, I can safely say that it is by far the best natural primer for oily skin that I have tried.

The 3 ingredients we are going to use in this recipe are –

  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Glycerin
  • Sunscreen

What Not To Put In Your Primer For Oily Skin?

Harsh chemicals – these can be very damaging to your skin in the long run

Silicone-based ingredients – these can cause your pores to become clogged over time

Mineral oil – this can also cause your pores to become clogged over time, and it can also be comedogenic (meaning that it can cause blackheads and acne)

Harsh alcohols – these can dry out your skin and make it more prone to wrinkles.

Harsh fragrances – these can irritate your skin

So, now that we know what not to put in our primer for oily skin, let’s move on to the recipe.

How To Make Homemade Primer For Oily Skin

how to make diy primer for oily skin

1) First, we will take an empty container.

2) Add two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel into this jar. Aloe Vera is good for oily skin.

3) Add 1/2 teaspoon glycerin into the jar. It is a very inexpensive ingredient and normally available in all medical stores.

4) The last ingredient is optional. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen into this mixture if you want to get protection from UV rays.

5) Mix all the ingredients well.

Our gel-based natural primer for oily skin is now ready to use.

You can store this DIY primer in a jar for 2-3 months.

The good thing about this primer is that it’s a 3 in 1 primer. It’s a primer, moisturizer, and sunscreen, all in 1.

You can totally skip moisturizer and sunscreen if you use this DIY primer. Isn’t that amazing?

How To Use DIY Primer For Oily Skin

After finishing all the steps of your usual skincare routine, take a small amount of this DIY natural face primer on your palm and apply it all over your face.

Give it 2-3 minutes to ‘set’, and proceed with applying your favorite foundation, which will now last a lot longer.

Then do the rest of your makeup – eyes, blush, highlighter, etc.

If you are a die-hard primer fan, then you will probably love this DIY version.

It will give your makeup a flawless finish, without applying any harmful ingredients to your skin.

Never used a primer in your life? Well, now is the time to start.

A primer definitely makes a difference for people with oily skin. But, you should not have to deal with long-term skin damage to enjoy its benefits.

How To Store Your Primer?

Whichever primer you decide to go with, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place.

Do not keep it near heat or in direct sunlight, as this can damage the ingredients and make them less effective.

If your primer comes in a pump-style bottle, be sure to keep the nozzle clean.

You can also store your primer in the refrigerator if you want to give it an extra cooling boost on hot days.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Natural Primer For Oily Skin?

1) Primer fills the pores of our skin so that when we apply a foundation, we get a seamless finish.

2) Primer doesn’t let the chemicals from cosmetic products go deep into our skin.

3) The main benefit of a primer is that it makes your makeup long-lasting, by sticking together all the products that you apply on top of it.

4) It evens out our skin tone.

5) It reduces inflammation and redness of the skin.

6) It reduces excess oil on the face.

7) It hydrates the skin.

8) It helps to prevent wrinkles.

9) It helps in making our pores smaller.

So, do make sure that you use a primer before applying your makeup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use This Primer Without Makeup?

Yes, you can use it without makeup. Just apply it after your moisturizer and before sunscreen.

Can I Use This Primer If I Have Dry Skin?

No, this primer is not suitable for dry skin as it may accentuate dry patches. If you have dry skin, then check out our other DIY primer recipes.

Can I Store This Primer In The Refrigerator?

Yes, you can store it in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect on hot days. However, be sure to keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat, as this can damage the ingredients and make them less effective.

Is This Primer Suitable For Sensitive Skin?

Yes, this primer is suitable for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.

What Are The Best Foundation Products To Use With This Primer?

For best results, we recommend using a water-based foundation with this primer. If you have oily skin, then you may want to try a mattifying foundation.

What Are The Best Setting Powders To Use With This Primer?

For best results, we recommend using a translucent setting powder with this primer. If you have oily skin, then you may want to try a mattifying setting powder.

Can I Use This Primer With My Mineral Makeup?

Yes, you can use this primer with your mineral makeup. Just be sure to apply it before your mineral foundation.

What Is The Shelf Life Of This Primer?

This primer has a shelf life of 2-3 months, provided it is stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat.


A primer is an important part of any makeup routine, but especially for those with oily skin.

It can help to prolong the wear of your makeup, as well as minimize the appearance of pores and other skin imperfections.

There are a wide variety of primers available on the market, but they can be expensive and may contain harsh chemicals.

You can make your own high-quality, natural primer at home using just a few simple ingredients.

Do you use a primer in your makeup routine? Let us know in the comments below.

Loved this DIY recipe? Try out these other home remedies for oily skin.

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