There's a fine line between looking fresh and dewy and looking like a hot mess - that's where blotting paper comes in handy! Read on for more about these wonder sheets and why they're a handbag essential!
Did you know that Japanese people began using facial blotting papers hundreds of years ago? They are called 'aburatorigami' (which translates to 'oil removal paper') and they help to absorb excess oil and eliminate shine from the face. Traditionally, aburatorigami was used by kabuki actors and geisha to keep their makeup looking fresh throughout performances.
There are several ways you can use blotting paper. For those with oily skin, it's a good idea to use blotting paper to prep your face for makeup. Absorb any excess oil by swiping the paper over your T-zone (forehead and nose) and any other oily areas such as eyelids and chin.
It's a rare woman who doesn't get at least a little bit of shine around midday, due to the natural oils in the skin. The best thing about these blotting papers is that they won't disturb your makeup, so there's no need to reapply. Touch up your complexion by gently blotting around any visibly shiny areas on the face and you'll be fresh-faced in no time!
Do you use blotting paper? What's your favourite brand of blotting paper? Let us know below! - Lucy