Hello. Today I put on a matte face lotion, sunblock, Skin Perfecting Primer's Matte Finish and Revlon's Photo Ready compact powder at 7:30am. Everything was okay during the day (I have oily skin) with a few pats with tissue 1-2 times. I get in my car- I'm OK. At the grocery store (around 4pm), I feel extra hot on my face so I know the oil is coming out. When I get to the car I am an oily mess! What happened? And, I decided to just wipe my face instead of pat- all I saw was little traces of makeup and a whole lot of oil. Where did the make-up go? How do I keep my pores clean so that I don't break out? How do I keep from looking a hot mess with my oily skin? And, what do I use to moisturize my eye area, which is dry?
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Hi sexysaint - I wish I had some good ideas for oily makeup meltdown, I should have some ideas, but my brain is just.....fried or something. What is your current skincare regimen? What does your skin feel like after you wash it? 5-10-30 minutes later? Do you apply anything before bed? Are your products oil-free? I always had skin that was more on the dry side but now I do fignt some oilyness now too, so I know how you feel, although I think you have it a little more intense than I do. I will think about this more and try to come up with some things that I liked and disliked.
I knew a girl who had very, very oily skin.. She would go into the ladies room at lunch time and cleanse an reapply all of her makeup and I think she was using some harsh products. Over cleansing and harsh products can make it worse. Blotting is much better than wiping, you may want to use blotting papers instead of tissues, they range from inexpensive Clean & Clear to much more expensive brands. You might want to try something like Bare Escentuals Foundation with Mineral Veil on top. You could also try something I discovered recently and really like. It's IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro Powder. I'm not certain how well it defies oilyness but with the weather we are and will continue to have I think I'll be putting it to the test. I'm certain more girls will have great ideas and Like I said, I'll think some more.
Is it okay to ask your age-range? I think this will be helpful wtith the melty makeup are and especially in recommendations for Eye Products. It's good of you can find an eye cream-product with an SPF, then use something without SPF at night. Your age will help pinpoint what you need, there are some products that have fancy-schmancy ingredients that seem so alluring, but sometimes you don't yet need those types of products. I used Principle Secret Eye Saver Gel for a number of years and loved it! (it's by Victoria Principle-she has some nice products) I just felt it was time to move on. You may be hearing more about Eye Serums which should be applied Underneath whatever Eye Cream you use. I like Philosophy Eye Hope, Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream was great (got that as deluxe sample from Sephora) I used an eye cream by Dr Denese for a couple of years, changes simply because I got some Philosophy Kits that had Eye Creams and I liked and used them. Borba Eye Cream was a nightmare for me, It made my eyes sting, burn, and tear like crazy, tried it numerous times to be sure that was it and it was. Everyone''s different so maybe you'd be okay with it. I like Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Eye Cream but Eliz Arden Millenium did not work for me. I'll see if I can think of more.
Whatever you end up using just be careful to not get too close to your eye, most products to migrate a bit and will get close to that area on it's own. You can definitely have a reaction if that happens. (made sure I kept the Borba quite far away from my actual eyes, still did it to me) Use your ring finger to pat on your product, believe it or not it is the finger that applies the least anount of pressure and pull on that very sensitive, thinner skin. The same goes with concealer, pat carefully and don't wipe or rub, though sometimes you need to do that a speck with concealer to blend it in. Put your concealer on the back of yourclean hand, your palm or even between 2 fingers, to warm it up which will help with application. Also, when you're applying eye products, pat all over the Orbital Bone area, even to where your eyebrow is, might want to skip that during the day, could cause eyemakeup issues.
The real biggie....Clarisonic!!!! Love it!! It will definitely remove what's left of your makeup and any oil that's gotten into your pores. Some makeup ends up on your tissues or blotter and then some goes into your pores. I can't say enough good things about Clarisonic, I don't use it with an exfoliating cleanser of any type. I use it with Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser. They even offer a number of different brushheads, that might be helpful. and if you buy it, get it on sale if you can. I'm gonna PM you really quickly, hope that's okay.
I bet your glad I couldn't think of things...Imagine if I could've?! Hope this helps you, any more detailed info you can give us will make a huge difference. Hang in there, I understand how upsetting it can be. I'm sure many others are in the same club. Hope to give you more info and sure others will as well. Best of luck, hope to hear more from you in the future. Take Care.
***SO SHORT VERSION - Not overdoing with cleansing or using harsh products. Clarisonis. current skincare regimen? Clarisonic Age? Clarisonic. Oil-free products. Clarisonic. Eye Cream with SPF for day something else nighttime, Clarisonic, blah, blah, blah. Clarisonic. Oh, and neck/decolette cream also. and Clarisonic.
hope not too many typos or things that didn't make perfect sense, afraid I'm going to get times out. Hang in there girl.