Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take Control of the Oil!



While most of us long for dewy skin because it implies youth & health almost no one wants to look oily, YES there is a difference!

If your skin feels greasy to touch and is prone to blackheads and pimples, you are in the oily skin club. Oily skin tends to attract more grease and grime that can lead to breakouts.

Stick with the basics: The experts suggest cleansing your face two or three times daily with good old soap and water, however these days there are many cleaners made especially for oily skin. Avoid using cleansers that tend to over dry skin as this can cause your skin to produce even more oil than usual.

Using a toner is a good way to cut oil. Toners cool the skin and they range from fresheners, toners to clarifiers that will help cut down on the oil.

Make sure to use only noncomedogenic moisturizers & sunscreen products, this generally means they're oil-free and won't clog pores.

Ive also read that rinsing your face in milk... yes milk can help with the oil as well.

Also before applying makeup try using a mattifier such as Mac's Matte or Cargo's Blu Ray high definition mattifier which I recently reviewed and love. This should help keep the skin nice and matte under your foundation. I also suggest keeping a pack of Oil Free Blotting papers with you when you are on the go as they will come in very handy when you don't have you powder around!


I hope this helps some of you with oily skin.
Do you have any specific things you use or do for your oily skin?
Have you discovered any fabulous product you want to share?

Would love to hear from you :)

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4 comments:

Davida Gragor on March 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...

Great info!
Here's some more tips:
If you have oily skin it's important to remember that you still need to moisturize. Some people with oily skin think it will make it worse, but the right moisturizer will help balance out the levels of oil in your skin. For toner, you dont want an astringent (it will say it on the label) since that has alcohol in it and will dry your skin, which will lead to more oil.
Skin care - first step to beautiful makeup!

Rock that Look on March 30, 2010 at 12:22 PM said...

Great post!
I had a big oily skin problem - while I didn't get blackheads or pimples, I found my face very shiny within a few hours of applying makeup...by the end of the day I'd practically have to re-do my face. I discovered it was beacuse my cleanser was too harsh - I was exfoliating everyday with proactiv which worked initially, but after a few years, ended up stripping my skin of it's natural oils, causing it to over produce. Now that I've switched skin care lines, I'm finding my skin to be more 'normal'!

NancyPower on March 30, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...

great post! I have oily skin as well, and it took several attempts to find the right combination of products that work for me! They key is to not give up, keep trying until you find what works for your skin and don't strip your skin too much as this can make your problem worse!

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