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Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Everyone and anyone can experience a little oil on their skin at some point or time, but what if it gets to be a nuisance? What can we do to control it or get rid of it? Read on...

If you are like 85% of the population who has combination to oily skin or oily skin you may feel like you are always fighting a battle that you cannot win. We can blame our genes for a huge part of this. Also hormone levels that are changing such as puberty and changes during our 20's can often cause oily skin and even trigger those nasty outbreaks of acne. But women and men of all ages can suffer from oily skin, especially woman around our "time of the month", pregnancy or even at menopause. And did you know? that certain kinds of birth control pills can increase oil production on the skin.


So what are we to do? Well we have to understand what is going on first:

This is a healthy normal skin.



This is an oily skin with over productive sebaceous glands.You can notice that the sebaceous gland(where the oil on your skin comes from) is larger. You can also notice on the skin there is oil and sweat, which creates the hydro-lipidic film(the skins natural moisturizer).



Covered In What?
Did you know that the outermost layer of your skin is composed entirely of dead skin cells and oil? It's called the stratum corneum, and it protects the living skin cells underneath it by lubricating the skin and trapping in moisture [source: University of Iowa].
I recommend a lot of products on a daily basis to customers for their oily skin and for their acne. Here are some solutions that I've found that have been effective.
1. First things first, make sure that you are cleansing, toning and moisturizing every morning and night. Having a regular skin care routine is a must for clear skin. And please don't cleanse your face more than twice a day, cleansing repetitively will actually trigger your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Equalling oilier skin. Ew!
2. Using a balancing oil on you skin will actually control oil. (YES, I said oil!) Your skin needs oil on it. Good oil! If your face has a balancing oil on it, it will actually know not to produce more oil.

3. Using blotting papers, primers and oil controlling products do help. Just don't OVER do it.
4. Using makeup that is oil controlling or that has a matte finish. Generally powders are best for an oily skin.


I have an oily/combination skin and this is my daily routine. 
Morning - Cleanse with Clarins gentle foaming cleanser for oily combination skin, Tone my skin with Clarins toning lotion for oily/combination skin, mosturize my skin with Biotherm Biopur SOS normalizer. I then like to start my makeup with a primer from Smashbox (photo finish light) and an eye lid primer from Smashbox (photo finish lid primer) and continue with my regular makeup routine.

Night - Cleanse with Clarins gentle foaming cleanser for oily combination skin, use my Tanda Clear, Tone my skin with Clarins toning lotion for oily/combination skin, use Clarins Lotus treatment oil for oily skin, mosturize my skin with Biotherm Biopur SOS normalizer


I also highly recommend using the Smashbox Anti shine, it works wonders and truly controls oil. It's great under makeup or over(comes in a travel compact). 










The truth is you can't get rid of oily skin, you just have to live with it and control it. Try not to disturb it and take care of it. I've heard it's also best to have an oilier skin as it does not show signs of aging as fast.



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8 comments:

Makeup Mama said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! Yes, definitely next IMATS. And thanks for the great post. With summer coming, it's going to be slick city!

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Great post. Very informative and helpful.

Miss Krimson said...

No problem! glad you ladies like it
Maricela

Anonymous said...

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results I want for my hair. The great thing is you only need a couple of pumps (too much can make your hair kind of hard - as if you were using a gel) and give you super defined curls w/o using gels,

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I use this for a looser curl and it works well. I like Moroccan Oil products and this is a solid one. It hasn't been life changing and I haven't used it

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Anonymous said...

I have only used this product one time since I purchased it. I purchased it specifically for a special occasion where I would have my hair down. I have tight

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I am satisfied with the product, but I prefer to use the Moroccanoil oil for daily use.

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