(Closed) Oily Skin Advise

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Someone told me that the mineral type make-ups are supposed to be really good for oily skin, but I don’t have any experience with them in person. Good luck!

Post # 4
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know your pain.  I have really oily skin too.  I use mineral powder foundation.  It goes on really light, but does a great job of getting rid of the shine.  It can be touched up throughout the day as needed and never feels heavy no matter how many layers you add.  

I also use Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream.  It’s a super light gel, not creamy at all.  I know it sounds weird to be adding moisturizer when you’ve got oily skin already, but I swear my skin stays matte longer after washing when I apply this right after.  

Post # 5
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario

personally i hate clinique their stuff tends to sit on top of my skin all wax-like

estee lauder double wear or double wear light

and blotting sheets are magic, makes it look like you’ve just applied the foundation

Post # 7
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have really oily skin too. I use ProActiv face wash and Two Faced Tinted Beauty Balm. The two are pretty good. 

Post # 8
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have the same problem and haven’t been able to find anything that helps. Blotting sheets will definitely be my friend on my wedding day.

Post # 9
80 posts
Worker bee

I have very oily skin too. I feel your pain. Since teenagerhood, I’ve been on every prescription for acne/oily skin that exists, including Accutane. This routine helped me a ton!


1.) Cetaphil Face Wash (at least for me, no need to spend more! It worked better on me than the expensive Proactiv/Murad/Department Store brands)


2.) This is a little pricier, but worth it! Use this (or another sulfur mask) every few days.  It will clear out those pores and get rid of all the excess oil. I used it the night before my wedding, but you could even use it the morning of, right before you do your makeup. It’s amazing. My life changed when I found it. http://www.sephora.com/sulfur-cooling-masque-P3617?skuId=1446178


3.) This setting spray works miracles (use it to set your makeup and control oil): http://www.sephora.com/de-slick-oil-control-makeup-setting-spray-P277222?skuId=1302843


AND, this is totally going to sound weird, BUT…those microfiber cloths that are supposed to be for dusting your house? They are AMAZING for blotting your face. So amazing. I keep one in my purse (and change them out and wash them of course). Like these: http://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Wonder-Cloths-Set-4/dp/B000Y28KKQ/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_2


Post # 11
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You need to stop washing your face so much. I have very oily skin and the best thing I ever did was to change to only washing my face at night. ONLY. I know it sounds counterproductive, but the truth is that you are overdrying your skin with all the washing and so your skin is making even more oil to make up for it.

About 2 years ago, I went from lots of treatment and washing and all with expensive cleansers and creams and all sorts of stuff to washing less and using gentle cleansers. My skin is SO much better and it feels much nicer too. And, I’m saving a ton of money. No longer am I using tons of chemicals to solve problems created by the other chemicals.

If you aren’t using a moisturizer, start. Hydration and oil are separate things, yet if your skin is not hydrated, it will produce oil to try to deal with that. So use an oil-free moisturizer. Mine is aloe based.

I wash my face at night with a Clarisonic spin brush and BodyShop’s seaweed cleanser. Then I tone with the toner from the same line and moisturize with Clinique moisture surge. In the morning, my face gets wet in the shower, but I do not wash it. After the shower, I moisturize.

It took about 2 weeks for my skin to reset, but it is wonderful now. i still have pimples every now and then and some hormonal acne on my next sometimes, but the improvement is so much better than anything I experienced on medication, Proactiv, Cetaphil, Clinique, whatever.

I used to go through about 5-10 oil blotting sheets a day. Now I use none.

Post # 13
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@Mrs Hoot:  I honestly encourage you to stop washing in the morning.

Good luck! Oily skin is a blessing lifelong but sure does suck in your teens, twenties, and even thirties. Heck, my 60 year old dad still gets pimples… but he has really youthful looking skin despite having treated his skin like crap in his youth.

Post # 14
25 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would also recommend you only wash your skin at night. I would also use a gentle foaming cleanser. try to avoid products that have alcohol, or other drying ingredients. Look for products that have rice bran or offer a matte finish.

For powders on your wedding day I would recommend Guerlain Meteorites Perles. This is a little pricey, but will last for a VERY long time(6+ months) and will offer a soft matte finish for many hours. When you need a touch up, just whip them out and take a swirl on your brush and go. I also have very oily skin and love this powder as it works the best and the longest. I apply this powder over foundation (or over just moisturizer) and only have to touch it up once during a 10 hour workday. It also photographs well and this is VERY important when considering your wedding makeup. Mineral makeup like Bare Escentuals is great for everyday coverage and I highly recommend you try this foundation powder, but make sure you take a few pictures first to see how your complexion looks. I have always found that most mineral powders give me a whiter appearance in photography as the minerals reflect light! (just something to consider)

Unfortunately, you cant fix oily skin, but you are correct, it is a blessing and you will see it after 20 more years! Also just because you have oily skin, that doesnt mean you shouldnt be moisturizing your skin. When you deprive you oily skin of its much needed essential moisture, the skin becomes unbalanced and in turn produces MORE oil. I would try a light gel for oily skin. Good luck!

Post # 16
49 posts

I have oily skin too. Lame! But I recently stopped washing so much. Seems to be helping. Also have these oil sheets IDK who makes them. But they are blue and turn clear when you dab the oil off. Works though. Saving them for big day!

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