Post # 1
Ok seriously I should keep that George Forman drip tray under my chin for how greasy my skin is. It’s disgusting! My face practically melts off of me every day. No matter what I do! I wear a primer normally but that doesn’t hold really any better then anything else. I even try to wash my face well every single day and put a toner on before I put my makeup on. It’s so frustrating!
I always feel like my face is so shiny and my makeup is shifting. If I try to wipe my T Zone down it moves my make up all over. Someone seriously help me! What makeup do you wear? What do you wash your face with? How do you reduce the grease and attempt to prevent it or control it?
I can’t stand this anymore!
Post # 3
@MsBrooklynA: I use a cleasner with benzoyl peroxide in it which eradicates some of the oil production. I also use a toner, like you. I only lotion my eye area every day. I don’t use a moisturizer unless I exfoliate first. I exfoliate 3 times a week as I found that my skin sheds a lot of cells as well as being oily. I use a primer as well, but I also don’t wear foundation. I use concealer on red spots and then put a mineral powder over it for every day wear and it REALLY helps with the oil.
Post # 4
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: What kind of face wash are you using? I don’t lotion at all because I’m worried that it will add to the oil. I need to go back to an exfoliant as well. I wear a foundation and I think that is also a part of it but I have some scaring from acne and I feel like that covers better then just the mineral powder. Do you use BareMinerals or something else?
Post # 5
Ugh I Have an oily T-zone and woul love to see what other recomend.
I use the Epicuren line and I love it, minus the price!
Post # 6
I suffer from acne prone oily skin! Luckily, BC pills helped clear up the pimples but I still get the shine. For make-up, I use CoverGirls powder foundation for oily skin. I forgot the technical name, but it comes in a brown compact. It works pretty well. I hate liquid foundation because it just literally melts away. For cleanser, I use Purpose. It’s very gentle and it cleans very well. For toner, I use Sea Breeze every other day. If I use it everyday, it tends to be drying.
I’ve been suffering with acne since I was 7 or 8, so it’s been a long time coming! Unfortunately, you just have to shop around and try different things. It sucks, but that’s what I had to do.
Post # 7
During the day, I blot my face with (clean) toilet paper every time I’m in the bathroom. Keeps the oily under control while at work!
Post # 8
@MsBrooklynA: I use a facewash with a similar formula to ProActiv. It is like the generic version but it has the same active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide. I buy mine at walmart in a value pack. I haven’t had a break out in like six months. I use Oil of Olay on my eye area but I am terrified of eye wrinkles lol. I use Benefit’s “one hot minute” powder. I have olive based skin so a bronzer looks better on me. It’s really light with a touch of shimmer so it looks sun-kisses but not thick. If you have issues with scarring or dark spots from acne, the benzoyl peroxide and exfoliating really helps slough away the old skin and build new healthy cells. Sometimes I use a squirt of scrub with a squirt of cleanser so it can really get down in the pores. It makes my skin feel soft and look glowy. I used to use Clean and Clear’s Oil Absorbing Sheets for my T-Zone when I was in high school but my skin has grown less oily since then. You can find it in the makeup/face wash area in department stores. They are made out of rice paper and don’t smudge your makeup.
Post # 9
@MsBrooklynA: A liquid foundation and oily skin rarely ends well in my personal experience.
I do use Bare Minerals (Matte, extra coverage vs. regular) with Mineral Veil and I have found it works wonders. I do blot periodically during the day (don’t wipe) and reapply the mineral veil in the afternoon. They have wonderful travel brushes filled with it already.
As for facewash I use Cetaphil (recommended by my dermatologist) and use Cerave’ Moisturizer and a special sunblock (both again recommended by my Derm). None of the listed clog pores or have oil.
With regards to the scarring have you tried Retinol? I have been using it now for several years and within 3-4 months my old acne scars were significantly ligher (and are now gone). I use it every night and I consider it my magic in a tube. It also helps to prevent new acne as well.