Post # 1
My skin gets SO oily on the forehead and nose. It’s ridiculous. Two hours into the day and I shine like .. something really shiny, I can’t think right now!
I use a salycic acid wash in the morning and at night. Nothing too harsh that dries out my skin. I use an oil-free primer followed by an oil-free tinted moisturizer (Jouer). I then use a MAC bronzer followed by a Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. That pretty much ends my daily face routine. I’m thinking that the Jouer makes me oily, though. And if I don’t use the mineral veil, it’s 10x worse. But, I usually have to reapply the Mineral Veil mid-day to keep down the shine.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better tinted moisturizer I can use? I don’t really want to use both a moisturizer and a foundation, but if that’s the best answer, then I guess I will switch. I’m just limited in time in the morning and I put on most of my makeup on the train on the way to work.
Help me fix this! Thanks!
Post # 4
sometimes wearing oil-free actually makes your face produce more oil, becuase it’s overcompensating.
i have oily skin, too, and i find that using No7 No Shine primer works pretty well and I also use Revlon anti shine matt liquid foundation.
i still have to top up my face with powder halfway through the day – but unfortunately for most people with oily skin, it’s just something you’ve got to live with.
Post # 5
@futuremrsk18: Does your skin break out at all? If you could, I would only do salicylic face wash at night to get rid of make up. Stripping oils will make skin produce more oils. What do you put on for a moisturizer after you cleanse at night?
I also have oily skin, sucks BUT us with oily skin will get fewer wrinkles that someone with dry skin so YAY!
What I do- AT night only, I use a gentle cleanser Cerave with a face brush (I love my face brush, great for exfoliating), moisturize with Cerave cream( I really love this stuff, even tho its thicker it doesnt make me greasy at all!) with a few drops of tea tree oil into my moisturizer. In the morning, I splash my face with water and put a light layer of moisturizer on. Serums are great since they are so light.
Do you use blotting papers before reapplying powder middle of day? They help ALOT. If you dont get rid of the oil, the powder just sits on top if it.
Hope some of this helps!
Post # 6
I find that Proactive works/has a good balance to it. I tried the salicylic face wash and be warned that it can OVER dry your skin- mine started peeling it got so dry.
Post # 7
@csgruver: wow I am surprised you like Proactive, I have never met anyone who does! Benzoyl Peroxide is the main ingredient in the cleanser and it is actually worse for skin than Salicylic Acid. Either should only be used if someone has acne.
Post # 8
This is my go-to holy grail product when I can’t stand the oily T-zone. It not only even out the imperfections but also hydrates and mattifies all at the same time. It kept my skin shine free for hours too without any of the dryness!
I would also suggest blotting the shine with a kleenex by pressing onto the skin- it takes away the shine without taking away too much oil. I read that if the skin is too dry, the skin reacts by producing more oil thus the oiler skin.
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Post # 10
I have very oily skin.
This seems to help:
Morning wash with Cetaphil then scrub with apricot scrub
Apply moistuizer before putting on makeup
Night I wash again with Cetaphil then with Dermalogica face wash
Apply benzoyl peroxide gel to zits and oily areas.
Post # 11
@raisedonrobbery: I agree with everything you said! I love cerave, it makes my skin feel so much better. I haven’t used a face brush–maybe I’ll try it! I use a St. Ives apricot scrub.
I also second the suggestion for the oil wipes during the day. You’d be amazed at how much they can pick up!
Post # 12
@momolove: I use that!! On days I don’t use my tinted moisturizer. What do you use for foundation??
@lookingglass: I think I’m going to switch my primer and switch to a foundation instead of tinted moisturizer. thanks for the suggestions!
@raisedonrobbery: I break out a little on the forehead and tons of blackheads on my nose! I use “age renewal tone correcting concentrated serum” at night – a CVS product (says compare to neutrogena ageless intensives tone correcting concentrated serum). Maybe I’ll switch to Cerave products.
@csgruver: My derm said that proactiv is essentially clearasil in a nicer box, but clearasil and neutrogena do not dry me out at all.. I still feel my nose is oily when I wash so sometimes I wash twice!
Ok thanks everyone! I think I need to switch up my routine and products and get oil blotting wipes! Being shiny sucks!
Post # 13
@sayanything: Isn’t cerave awesome?! Like seriously, its so cheap, so gentle and keeps my acne AWAY! Who would have thought?! The face brush is amazing, i got it from sephora. I love to exfoliate, and i use the brush everyday to get rid of makeup. I used to use the apricot scrub but it was too much for everyday use.
@futuremrsk18: Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed with cerave. Just google cerave reviews and you will see how everyone loves that stuff! I have extremely acne prone skin, used to get cystic sized pimples with an oil shine like no other but cerave has saved my skin. Oh, and tretinoin cream helped too 🙂
Post # 14
I use Neutrogena alcohol-free toner all over my face and Clean&Clear oil-free moisturizer on my T-zone and it works perfectly.
Post # 15
@raisedonrobbery: Do you use Cerave for both your cleanser and moisturizer?
What should I use for foundation?? One of the PP suggested Revlon Anti-Shine Matte Foundation, that sounds like what I want my foundation to do! lol.. any other suggestions?
Post # 16
@futuremrsk18: Yep I’ve been using the cerave cream moisturizer for about a year now, and just started using the cerave cleanser. It is very gentle, kind of like a lotion cleanser. It is great for removing make up. But considering that you do have acne prone skin, just like myself, using a facial brush really makes all the difference. I never cleanse my skin without using the facial brush. Or I will break out. Exfoliating is key! Tea tree oil helps with oil, and acne. Love that stuff.
I dont really wear foundation on a daily basis, right now I have been using BB Cream Skin70 Hot Pink. I bought it on ebay. I LOVE it! It seriously helps heal my blemishes. And it doesn’t make me greasy at all.
I think the Revlon one would be really nice. I have a Revlon foundation for oily skin and its awesome. My skin only shines around my nose hours later.