Post # 17
You’re all gonna think I’m nuts, but I use safflower oil as a moisturizer at night. I have combination skin (super oily T-zone, dry everywhere else) that’s really acne prone and SUPER sensitive. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid break me out in rashes and everything else seems to either cause a reaction and/or make my skin either too oily or too dry. Yes, I know, putting oil on your skin to treat oily skin seems weird, but I’ve been using it for over a month now, and my skin is never shiny during the day and I rarely use makeup. Then at night, I wash my face with a gentle cleanser and apply a thin layer of saff. oil to my skin. I let it sit for a few minutes and then gently blot the leftover oil off my face. My face is a little shiny for a few minutes after that, but by the time I wake up the next morning, my skin is soft and neither oily nor dry.
Post # 18
@momolove: Thanks for the recommendation!! I wil definitely check it out. 🙂
Post # 19
Ok, so I’m switching my routine to:
Cerave Cleanser w/ brush @ night, only
Cerave Moisturizer for day and night (but at night w/ tea tree oil)
Revlon Anti Shine Foundation
Bronzer/Mineral Veil staying the same
Blotting papers for the day
Let’s hope changing it up works!
Thanks for everyones suggestions!!
Post # 20
my nose & chin are my oiliest parts, and used to get an awful oily sheen my mid-day that no blotting or powder would cover.
I tried all sorts of primers, and eventually started using milk of magnesia as a primer on my oily places after showering (and washing with neutrogena salycilic acud wash). The stuff is amazing. A little bit on a makeup sponge goes forever, locks my makeup in place, and banishes oil. I swear it’s minimized my pores too.
I transfer a little bit from the big unflavoured bottle into a film canister so it looks like a makeup product. A $4 bottle I bought a year ago is still barely 1/2 empty.