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Is it ok to NOT wear moisturizer?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I have quite oily skin and my face gets very oily during the day. So I'm wondering, from anyone's experience if it's ok to NOT wear moisturizer if you have oily skin? I notice that when I put on moisturizer even if it's made for oily skin, within 30 mins to an hour, my face is already getting all shiny and I can see the oil building up. But if stop wearing moisturizer on my face, I'm not sure what that will do. Can anyone give me some advice?
post #2 of 30
My dermatologist says some people don't need moisturizer, but you still need sunscreen, the mineral ones are great as they are powder. here's a link Colorescience and also pure aloe vera gel is great for a protective layer on your skin that isn't greasy!
post #3 of 30
Oh, if you don't want coverage, there's the sunscreen only.
post #4 of 30
I don't use moisturizer, concealer, or anything. Only eye makeup + blush.
post #5 of 30
i just use serum and sun screen in the day time. Night time is a whole other beast.... serum, night cream, lightening spot treatment, eye cream, lip treatment....
post #6 of 30
If you have oily skin naturally, it could get worse if you don't use moisturizer, because the skin will feel it needs to produce more to make up for any lack it senses. But I also read in a book Cindy Crawford did, that you should wash your face and then wait 30 mins to see how your face feels. I have done this and even though I have a very oily T-zone, I still need a light moisturizer.

Everyone is different and you just need to find out what is best for your skin. I highly recommend Clarins, because I had great luck with them, and even used a face oil at night. Sounds bad but it was great. Clarins is great for handing out tons of smaples to experiment with, Kiehls is also fab.
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
That's one of the fears I have...I don't want my face to be producing even more oil than it needs to but I'm afraid that it'll suddenly start drying out too. I have yet to find any kind of moisturizer that is light enough for my skin, not even water base ones or ones that are suppose to provide a matifying effect.

That powder sunscreen looks awesome!! Does anyone know where I can purchase it? I like in Canada by the way.
post #8 of 30
I have heard really good things about the powdered sunscreen. I would be interested in that.

I agree with Keincs, skipping it could cause you to produce more oil, so does excessive facial scrubbing. Have you tried a tinted moisterizer or foundation primer? Both work really well for me. You can get either or both with sunscreen.
post #9 of 30
clarins had some nice moisturizers that are thin and not too emolient
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by begret View Post
My dermatologist says some people don't need moisturizer, but you still need sunscreen, the mineral ones are great as they are powder. here's a link Colorescience and also pure aloe vera gel is great for a protective layer on your skin that isn't greasy!
I would contact the company and see if they distribute in Canada.
post #11 of 30
Thread Starter 
^ I will definitely contact them to see how I can get my hands on that powder sunscreen! That's another thing I hate, is how sunscreen is usually so thick and oily and having to slather that on my face just makes me feel like I just came out of a deep fryer or something. Haha!

For the past few days I've been trying to spot moisturizer so just putting it on areas where I feel is drier than others but avoiding the t-zone. Do you guys think this will help?
post #12 of 30
Have you ever tried that neutrogena combination skin moisturizer, it supposedly has a mattifier in it to keep your face from being shiny. no sunscreen tho. but, yeah only put it where you need it until you can get a powder type sunscreen going...Try getting some blotting papers to press against your skin to soak up oil w/o rubbing.
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
I have not tried any drugstore moisturizers as my skin is also very sensitive so I'm not sure how skin will react to them. I have tried a ton of matifying moisturizers before and none of them worked for me. They only worked for the first 30 mins after I apply it but then my face gets all oily again. And I do use a TON of oil blotting tissues a day. People must wonder what I'm doing haha.
post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by mspowerbomb View Post
I have not tried any drugstore moisturizers as my skin is also very sensitive so I'm not sure how skin will react to them. I have tried a ton of matifying moisturizers before and none of them worked for me. They only worked for the first 30 mins after I apply it but then my face gets all oily again. And I do use a TON of oil blotting tissues a day. People must wonder what I'm doing haha.
I have really really sensitive skin. Somebody looks cross eyed at me, I get a rash! If you can, see a dermatologist. Maybe there is a mask or treatment they can recommend for excess oiliness. I have the opposite problem, and I'm really old (47) but seeing a derm. was the best thing I ever did!
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by compulsive View Post
I don't use moisturizer, concealer, or anything. Only eye makeup + blush.
me too! i need blush and mascara and eyeliner then im good to go
post #16 of 30
I don't wear sh*t except powdered sunscreen/ moisturizer , no color. Maybe I should, but I don't!
post #17 of 30
You dont have to wear a moisturizer, but it's hard especially throughout the winter & summer months bc of the hot/cold to keep the oil/water content in your skin balanced without the help of some type of cream/lotion.

If you have oily skin you should be using a water based LOTION as opposed to a CREAM which is oil based and just adds to your already oily/shiny skin. Thats why within 30mins you feel all gross and slick.

When you're oily you're lacking water, when you're dry you're lacking oils.
post #18 of 30
That's a great concise explanation MISSPOOKIE!
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by MISSPOOKIE View Post
You dont have to wear a moisturizer, but it's hard especially throughout the winter & summer months bc of the hot/cold to keep the oil/water content in your skin balanced without the help of some type of cream/lotion.

If you have oily skin you should be using a water based LOTION as opposed to a CREAM which is oil based and just adds to your already oily/shiny skin. Thats why within 30mins you feel all gross and slick.

When you're oily you're lacking water, when you're dry you're lacking oils.
Excellent advice and information! LOVE the new avatar as well. All around 5 stars!
post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice guys!!!

I have tried a ton of water based moisturizers but maybe I just haven't found the right one yet cause my face still gets very oily from them.
post #21 of 30
Me too... I'e tried clarins, clinique, nutrogena, simple, dove, nivea, dermalogica and can't find the right one.

Dermalogica Active Moist used to work perfect for me in Ireland, but since I've been back in Oz I'm an oil slick again.
post #22 of 30
WHen I first went off the pill my face got really oily! I searched and tried so many differnent ones. I wasn't used to it b/c I used to have really dry skin. The girls at sephora recommended boscia oil-free w/ spf and gave me a sample. It was actually too drying!! I felt like I had less oil on my face than without wearing anything. SO it might work for you. See if they have any samples...

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration SPF 15
post #23 of 30
Oh, you guys I read about this skin OIL for Oily skin, I have to try to find it. It sounds whack, but I've heard people swear it works. I have thin dry skin so I have opposite problem, can't say personally.
post #24 of 30
Thread Starter 
^Hmm that skin oil sounds interesting, do you have anymore info on it?

bethm7, did the Boscia make your skin feel like it was cracking? Did you see any oil production after you put it on?
post #25 of 30
^^ No it didn't feel like it was cracking. Just drier and tight. No noticeable oil production after. My skin just wasn't as oily as I thought. I have more combo skin.

Speaking of skin oil's. I went to a day spa and had an amazing facial and she recommended some oily treatment instead of moisturizer... but I have drier skin. (my skin balanced out after that brief period of oily skin) It is by sonia dakar. It is an omega-3 treatment. I LOVE it. Have been using it for months and don't get breakouts, have the best skin I've ever had in the winter. It feels really greasy right after you put it on, but then absorbs. I think I will stop using it in summer plus it doesn't have sunscreen. Or maybe I will just use at night.

http://www.soniadakar.com/products1/...cat=273&page=1
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