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post #1 of 19
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My face tends to get really oily by the end of the day (think shiny face in pics) which is not fun, thus making my skin acne-prone. I currently use Benefit's "Some Kind-A Gorgeous" (cream-to-powder foundation).

I don't want to use oil-blotting sheets coz there's pore-clogging chemicals in it. Any suggestions to reduce oiliness? TIA!
post #2 of 19
I'd like to hear some advice too cause I have the same problem!
post #3 of 19
Switch your foundation, that stuff is really heavy and is probably clogging your pores and causing the greasiness. I think its really common to be oily at the end of the day, it is natural especially when you're young. I don't think blotting papers cause pores to clog. I would keep looking for papers that don't clog pores. I use some from Burts Bees, they're like $3 and do the trick. Or you could sweep translucent powder on top of makeup or when you feel like you need a touchup, that will give you a matte look instead of shiney.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by xtina054 View Post
Switch your foundation, that stuff is really heavy and is probably clogging your pores and causing the greasiness. I think its really common to be oily at the end of the day, it is natural especially when you're young. I don't think blotting papers cause pores to clog. I would keep looking for papers that don't clog pores. I use some from Burts Bees, they're like $3 and do the trick. Or you could sweep translucent powder on top of makeup or when you feel like you need a touchup, that will give you a matte look instead of shiney.

what brand of translucent powder would u suggest? also, what stores carry burts bees? thanks for ur input
post #5 of 19
I have an issue, I can skate my fingers across my forehead by 2 pm. One thing I found that actually helped, is The Present by Philosophy, the clear powder. It is actually a liquid, it just takes a few drops, and I smooth it over my face, but it SERIOUSLY reduces the oil somehow
post #6 of 19
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what brand of translucent powder would u suggest? also, what stores carry burts bees? thanks for ur input
I recommend Physician's Formula mineral wear translucent powder. It keeps my face matte all day! Pure Luxe also has a good translucent powder (mineral makeup) Natural mineral based powder cosmetics and skincare. - Foundation & Setting Also, I'd stay away from Benefit's skincare/foundation stuff. I was using their You Rebel TM- it broke me out and my face was pretty oily after a couple hours.
post #7 of 19
I would suggest Benefit Get Even translucent pressed powder. I have tried sooo many light weight powders with the goal of reducing shine and setting foundation and this stuff is magical! I use a lightweight mineral foundation and follow it with the Get Even using a big powder brush. It really doesn't leave any coloring or cakey film like so many powders. For me, it just does it's job and disappears. I've heard that MAC has a similar powder that is great also, but haven't tried it. Good luck!
post #8 of 19
I agree with vintagelace, though, in her opinions of the Benefit foundations. I also find them to be too heavy and greasy and usually the wrong colors because their color selection is so limited.
post #9 of 19
Embrace it ladies! I know it sucks, but look on the bright side: The great advantage of oily skin is that it ages at a slower rate than other skin types! Serious, the first signs of aging is dehydration lines...people with dry skin see them first. Trust me.

Now to answer your question...

Here are some SKIN CARE tips:

I always say: Dehydrated skin is lacking water, dry skin is lacking oils! Using moisturizers with a water base as opposed to oil will helps tons as you're lacking the water balance. Lord knows we have enough of the oil right?! hehe

Oily skin needs special cleansing with plenty of hot water and soap to prevent the pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness. They can cause a reaction known as reactive seborrhoea, where the oil glands work overtime to compensate for the loss of natural oils.

Avoid skincare products that leave your skin feeling taut and dehydrated. They cause the upper layers of the skin to shrink. This restricts oil flow through the pores leading to blockages and breakouts.

To cleanse oily skin, use oil-based products as they dissolve sebum effectively. Opt for oil-free moisturizers to maintain a shine-free complexion. (aka "MATIFYING")

Keep your skin very clean. Limit washing your face to two or three times a day. Too much washing will stimulate your skin to produce more oil.

Avoid heavy cleansing creams. Avoid the use of harsh soaps or cleansers. Use a pure soap with no artificial additives. Try an antibacterial cleansing lotion or a lightly medicated soap, and use it in combination with a water rich in minerals, not tap water. Do not use cleansers or lotions that contain alcohol! bad bad bad! After cleansing, apply a natural oil-free moisturizer to keep the skin pretty & healthy.

Use hot water when washing your face. Hot water dissolves skin oil better than lukewarm or cold water.

If your skin is extremely oily, three or four daily cleansings may be in order and little or no moisturizing necessary before you are 30 years old. After that point, the skin around your eyes and mouth and on your throat may benefit from a nightly moisturizing, plus a mere touch of moisturizer in the morning.

When cleansing, massage your face well with your fingertips, using an upward and outward motion. Be careful not to rub soap into the skin; it can clog pores.

If your oily skin is scaly, you can often correct the problem by using a deep-cleaning exfoliant on alternate nights, and following the treatment with a light coating of moisturizer.

Try using a clay or mud mask. If you have sensitive skin, use white or rose-colored clays.

Use a light antiseptic night cream from time to time, and apply a clarifying mask one or two times a week.

Choose cosmetic and facial care products specifically designed for oily skin.
Before applying makeup, use an antiseptic day cream with active ingredients that diminish sebaceous secretions. (Look for benzyl peroxide in the list of active ingredients.)
post #10 of 19
If you're into NATURAL WAYS:

Half an hour before taking your bath apply on your face half teaspoon each of lime and cucumber juice mixed together.

If your skin is excessively oily, mix in a few drops of eau de cologne. This not only helps keep oiliness away but also helps in refining the pores of the skin by acting as astringent, thereby preventing acne.

To prevent the problem of your makeup becoming patchy either on the forehead, chin or nose due to excessive oiliness in these areas, apply a little cucumber juice on the excessively oily parts of your face, dry thoroughly and then apply your makeup.

If your whole face turns patchy after makeup is applied on it, then apply equal parts of lime juice and witch-hazel. Dry well before putting on your makeup.

Choose an astringent that contains acetone, which is known for dissolving oil. Strong astringents will do more harm than good, stimulating an overproduction of oil.

To clear away excess oil, use a clay or mud mask. Blend together well 1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water. Do this at least three times a week--or more.

Once or twice daily, mix equal parts of lemon juice and water together. Pat mixture on your face and allow it to dry, then rinse with warm water. Follow with a cool-water rinse.

Lavender is very good for oily skin. Mist your skin with lavender water several times daily.

A facial sauna using lemongrass, licorice root, and rosebuds is good for oily skin. Two or three times a week, simmer a total of 2 to 4 tablespoons of dried or fresh herbs in 2 quarts of water. When the pot is steaming, place it on top of a trivet or thick potholder on a table, and sit with your face at a comfortable distance over the steam for fifteen minutes. You can use a towel to trap the steam if you wish. After fifteen minutes, splash your face with cold water and allow your skin to air dry or pat it dry with a towel. After the sauna, you can allow the herbal water to cool and save it for use as a toning lotion to be dabbed on your face with a cotton ball after cleansing.


Also, witch hazel applied to the skin is excellent for absorbing oil.
post #11 of 19
I really do believe that you can wear any translucent powder and it will do the job. I am currently wearing BE's Mineral Veil, although I have another no-name that I rotate with.

I buy Burts Bees in NYC in different boutiques, a place called Ricky's and also Eckerd's drugstore sells them. Its also available at drugstore.com, I'm sure you can find it locally though. This is the item:

Product: Vanishing Facial Powder Tissues
post #12 of 19
I have a lot of pricy makeup, for but translucent powder, I use NYC. Yeah the cheapo drugstore brand. Check out the reviews on makeup alley.
post #13 of 19
I used to have this problem ! Until I discovered this :

Bigelow Chemists : Bigelow Gentle Oil-absorbing Clay Cleanser 2 oz<font color =FFFF [bW02] - $5.00USD

I wash my face with it in the morning before my make-up routine .. and it has some clay something or other in it that absorbs the oil so my face isn't oily at the end of the day anymore. yay ! they have it at Bath & Body Works. it's cheap too .
post #14 of 19
For guys/girls,

Try Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser (may be a little rough for sensitive skin, works for girls too), leaves your skin fresh.

Then I spray Dermalogica Active Toner. It helps with the oily skin but will not make it disappear, it sorta delays it.
post #15 of 19
I have been using the Dermalogica Clay Cleanser now for a few months and I really like it. Oily skin is something I have been forced to get used to. I turned 33 this year and I've realized that this is how my skin is going to be!

I find that after a few hours into my day my skin will no doubt become oily... I use Mac's Pressed Blot Powder as it doesn't leave a powdery film on my skin but does the job in soaking up the oil and gets rid of the shine. The compact I have has lasted me a few months and I'm still working on it. I've given up on foundation and only use concealer on my 'problem' areas. For that, I use Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer and it works like a charm. This is the first product that actually stays on my skin and helps amazingly well with undereye dark circles and evening out skin tone.

On the flip side... having oily skin has prevented me from having wrinkles! Hooray!
post #16 of 19
I have that problem, especially on my nose and forehead. ICK.

Anyway, I use primer and oil-reducing foundation from MAC these days, and it really helps to keep the oil from pooling by noon. The primer also really does a good job of helping the foundation stay imo

MAC Prep + Prime Skin
MAC Studio Fix Foundation
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
are any of these products good on keeping the face breakout-free? coz that's another problem for me
post #18 of 19

First comment in this forum, i'm kind of bored

Hi, I just want to introduce myself. I'm Sandra from Beverly Hills, CA.I'm kind of shy so I don't have too much to say right now. Hopefully I'll meet new friends herein this forum soon.Bye for now, I'm off to do some shopping. lol.The greatest tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
post #19 of 19
^ You would think the fact that members on SuFu tore you a new one for this exact kind of spamming would have made you not do it again...

Sigh I guess not

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