(Closed) Oily skin help!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i use peter thomas roth acne wash -i dont have acne but i do have combo skin and it gets oily around my t zone w.minor breakouts sometimes.. A great mask is DDF sulfur mask i wouldnt use it all over the 1st few times bc it can be drying but use it on your t zone and go from there & it works wonders as a spot treatment. Also, DDF benzoyl peroxide works amazing but use it once a day at 1st to see how your skin reacts.. i put that on under my oil free moisturizer. All of this you can get at ULTA or Sephora.. They are a little pricey but they all have worked well for me.. deffinately try the wash & mask! good luck! :0)

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

Thyme oil has been found more effective than benzoyl peroxide in fighting acne.

Also, try using some kind of primer that cuts oil–Boots makes a GREAT one that is affordable and available at Target.  Nars also makes a lovely one…there are quite a few options. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What are you using on your skin right now? Is it oily but still flaky, or irritated? Do you also break out or is it just oily? 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Try using a gentler soap. You may be over stripping your skin and making it over produce. I switched from a benzoyl peroxide based cleanser to Purpose and after about a week my skin became much less oily. The first week was rough, though.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My face gets oily as soon as I put makeup on it! To fix that issue I used a tip I saw on a beauty vlog: Milk of Magnesia! I got a plain, unflavored bottle of Milk of Magnesia and started adding it to my beauty routine. It makes a GREAT primer because it’s natural job is to absorb and neutralize acid that might be upsetting your stomach. Just take a cosmetic sponge and wet it with the Milk of Magnesia and pat it onto your face. It will dry white and chalky in spots but as soon as you put a liquid foundation over it, you won’t even see it. It keeps oil under control and your makeup won’t budge! I tend to use it more if I know I’m going to be outdoors and sweating more. I got one of those empty travel toiletry bottles and poured some in there so I could add it to my makeup bag without having a cumbersome blue bottle of stomach relief.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

For the record, that’s not how Milk of Magnesia works in your tummy.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I second that you might be making it overproduce by trying to dry it out. When you use harsh cleansers, often your skin counteracts them by producing more oil. I have pretty oily but sensitive skin, and what helped me was to use la roche posay effaclar purifying foaming gel, but only once a day. I started using it in the morning before I put on makeup, but now I got my skin so much under control that I use it at night and my skin is still ok in the morning. I also make sure to use an alcohol free toner and an oil free moisturizer.

I also suggest using a primer (makeup forever is my fav, they have a ton of different ones you can choose based on what else might be going on with your skin), and mac studio sculpt foundation for heavy coverage/makeup forever hd foundation for medium coverage. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs.DsBeeloved:  When I went off BC two years ago, my skin went from painfully dry to oil slick! I guess everyone is different, but for me my skin leveled out after a few months, so maybe yours will do the same!

You didn’t mention what kind of makeup you’re using, but I would highly recommend bare minerals or a similar powder foundation if you haven’t already tried it. For some reason using powder makeup helps me control the oil during the day. Liquid foundations just seem to make it worse.

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