Post # 1
I have always had oily skin. I use primer and a lot of blotting sheets, and finishing spray but is there anything else that I can do? Is there a primer that’s super for oily skin? Also, is there a facial or specific treatment that reduces oil production? I could really use some tips. I get so jealous when I look at coworkers who have perfect makeup at the end of the day while I’m an oil slick. Ugh
On a side note, oily skin sucks but I do feel that I look younger than some of my friends. I have read that oily skin is better for wrinkles though there’s no real evidence.
Post # 2
Have you tried tea tree oil? It works wonders for me. I haven’t needed a blotting sheet in weeks!
Post # 3
I have very oily skin too and it drives me crazy. I use Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper and it helps a lot!
Post # 4
I have been revamping my skin care and makeup lately. i have to ask if you are using cleanser for oily skin and if it is actually making your skin oiler? Are you using a moisturizer? if your skin feels tight after you wash it, you might actually not have as oily of skin as you think. i love the CeraVe cleanser but even the one for normal to oily is too drying so I use the creamy cleanser and I can actually use the moisturizer with sunscreen everyday which is amazing to me. I’ve always shied away from moisturizers In the past.
For makeup I now use the urban decay primer (Porefessional left me too greasy), Estée Lauder double wear foundation and It cosmetics bye bye pore finishing powder. I can go a good 12 hours without having to blot.
Post # 5
As far as primer goes, try looking for one that is water-based instead of silicone-based. I switched and it made a world of a difference! No more make up sliding right off. Laura Mercier makes an incredible water-based primer. Totally worth the price, especially for your wedding.
ETA: I would also highly recommend going to a Sephora if you have one near you and just asking for help. The staff is so knowledgable about the different products and which ones would best meet your needs.
Post # 6
Avene skin care line has a product which you apply to your trouble zones (oily in this case) and you’ll notice a difference in the visibility of oil. I’ve tried it and liked it. It’s an anti-shine product. I’m pretty sure other skin care lines carry such products.
Post # 7
the best primer hands down for oily skin is becca’s ever matte primer. I work as a mua on the side and worked in sephora for about a year and out of everything I’ve tried, this is the primer that works the absoloute best. I recieved a deluxe sample of it to try out when I worked at sephora and I have never ever tried a primer that works this well for controling oil. It also gives a really gorgous smoothening effect for under your makeup. It’s pricy so I would reccomend trying a sample before purchasing so you can see if you like it
Post # 8
Commenting because I feel your pain and I’m curious to see the responses.