Hello! I know there are lots of threads about this but I wanted to put my routine out there to see where I could improve. By no means do I think I can have perfect skin by changing a few products but I would love to have better control of my skin. I have tried many different things but my skin becomes extremely oily through the day where my makeup just disappears. I currently use Paula's Choice for skin care, I use the pore normalizing cleanser with the skin balancing pore-reducing toner and the skin balancing ultra-sheer daily defense with SPF of 30. I also recently went to a dermatologist and was prescribed clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel for blemishes and tretinoin for my acne scarring. I use the tretinoin just once a week right now I am trying to adjust to it slowly. I had previously used other Paula's Choice skincare products but I have stopped using them with my prescriptions. I also have a clarisonic which I have stopped using for now. For my makeup I have three different foundations that I have purchased that are supposed to be beneficial to oily skin. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet, YSL Fusion Ink and Kat Von D lock-it foundation. I do like all of these foundations but none of them are holding up for me. I do blot many times throughout the day but no matter what I do my makeup will melt away in a matter of hours of application. (I also find if I touch my face I have just smears of foundation everywhere. I REALLY try not to touch my face) For primers I have used many, I used Hourglass in the past and I thought it did well but I couldn't justify the price so I got the too faced primed and poreless in the white tube for sensitive skin I do not see where it really makes a difference. I also have a sample of benefit porefessional but without much luck. I have a very uneven skin tone so I find even after the primer and foundation it doesn't look very fresh. As a finishing powder I have a NARS loose powder that is the light reflecting powder and I also use rimmel powder throughout the day after blotting. I am just at a loss as to what I should change or try next. I know that the tretinoin cream might help to control my oil but I have been dealing with it for so long I thought I would ask on here. I don't know if maybe a different moisturizer, primer or powder would be beneficial or even if I wait after applying each product before the next? I really appreciate any recommendations!
I have had it with my crazy oily skin, literally not even an hour after washing my face or applying makeup, my face looks wet. I feel like im doing all the right things but nothing seems to help. and its not just my face its my whole **bleep** head, you should see my hair after one day of no washing, it looks wet and feels gross and i look like a dirty person that hasnt showered in a week. I dont really have any problems with acne anymore, im in my early 20s, I used to have a lot of those ugly tiny under the skin whiteheads all over my cheeks, forehead and chin and some cystic acne around my period in my teens and tried everything to get rid of them and finally found the only thing that keeps them away is proactiv facewash. Ive tried a few times over the years, even recently, to stop usuing it and switch to something else cause its so expensive but after a week without it the whiteheads return. it hasnt descreased or increased my oil prodution though. I exfoliate about once a week, never sleep with my makeup on, i use a light spf, currently using the olay feather weight one, i prime my face (ive used almost every oil control primer from expensive to drugstore, theres never much of a difference in affect) i use oil control sprays (ive used nyx, urban decay, mac and currently using loreal) I even bought a an oil a sephora skin consultant reccomended for oily skin (clarins lotus oil) almost finished with that and i noticied slightly less oil production at first but now it doesnt do much. im just exhausted! i feel i try and do everything right, making sure to not use to many products on my face, and to use them for a while so im not constantly switching things up on my skin, i just dont know what else to try, i workout, i drink a lot of water, i eat fairly healthy i just want to find some relief.
Hi Everybody! I am curious if anyone has followed the same nighttime skincare routine for quite some time and would like to share? I have been bopping around with brands so I haven't become loyal to any yet. I am loyal to certain kinds of products tho. I love toners and beauty oils. I have my Clarisonic Mia 2. Which I love but haven't used any face wash with it besides the Clarisonic brand. My full nighttime ritual is: 1. Clinique Take the Day Off Oil 2. Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup remover 3. Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser or Mia with Clarisonic Acne wash (depending on day. Only use my Mia 2 or 3 times per week) 4. Neutrogena Pore Minimizing toner 5. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate. 6. Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer 7. Philosophy Hope in a Jar eye cream. A lot of steps I know! I skip some depending on how dry or oily my skin is currently. Plus when I use a mask I'll skip toner and once a week I use my Erborian Solid Oil Cleanser. If anyone has a ride or die routine they have been loyal to for a long time please let me know. I love suggestions and seeing what other people swear by!
I currently use MAC or Black up Paris with the Skindinavia primer and Finishing spray, but I get even oiler as the days go on. Also, the make up is transferrable. Any suggestions of new brands for a matte finish? I am Afro-Caribbean with Medium dark skin. Someone suggested that I try smashbox.
Since there's a thread for nighttime routines, I thought I'd start one for the AM. Since I have sensitive/oily skin, I keep my morning routine pretty short and sweet: Cetaphil facial cleanser First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Mattifying Gel Moisturizer Share your morning routines!
Hey! So I bought the, First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel, and plan on using it in the morning under my makeup. My question is, is this a moisture I can use at night too? To help hydrate my face? Thank you!
So I need your help. Can anyone recommend a good drugstore BB cream for oily skin? My little sister, 16, wants to start using a BB cream but I don't really know what to recommend to her because I don't have oily skin, mine is pretty dry so I like a more dewy look. Also, i'm rather partial to the Bobbi Brown & Diorskin nude BB creams and being 16 that a little out of her price range. So any recommendations would be appreciated, thanks!! Also, feel free to throw in any good skin care products.
I have combination/oily skin and I've tried various oil free products and nothing works. I hate the heavy feeling I get instantly when I put on moisturizer! And I'm oily by 10am! Products I've tried: Clinique DD Moisturizing Gel Clinique Moisture Surge Murad Oil Control Mattifyer Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer, Combination Skin Philosphy Hope in a Jar Any recommendations? Primers? Face Mists? ANYTHING?! So tired of feeling greasy and gross =(
So i have been going through this struggle for years and can't find a solution. I have pretty much given up on make up/skin care and have returned everything to sephora. I have a very oily t zone but my skin is also dry. I will apply a primer and foundation but for some reason every foundation sticks to dry patches on my face that i didn't even know i had. I thought i had "combo" skin which is what everyone at sephora calls it but every product they have given me doesn't help my skin at all. I also have very red sensitive skin. I've used oil free moisturizers to try to control my oil but it just makes me even more oily. I use the peter thomas roth oil free gel type moisturizer and the gentle cleansing pads (sorry i don't know the name off the stop of my head) and the firm x exfoliator. I use the cleanser by first aid beauty with a clarisonic. the glam glow super mud mask has helped clear out my large pores so much but now i have holes in my face!! there is NOTHING that will help tighten them. I'm just so upset because i love make up but i can't find anything in skincare that will help me. please help!!!!
I have really oily skin. It got worse when I moved from East Coast to California and it may be that California weather is so dry. I wake up in the morning my face is oil. I wash it and 1 hr later, my face is oil. I stopped using the oil sheets b/c i heard it can produce more. I have a ton of acne & scars at the moment. I'm deciding whether to start Accutane. If anyone has any opinions on it, please let me know. I am still learning what works best for my skin, but i really want to give up. I feel that I'm not doing something correctly and maybe Accutane can fix it? I have used neutrogena oil-free sensitive skin moisturizer before and it worked. The combination skin one made my face really oily. I use Murad skin perfecting lotion. It makes it feel non-greasy. This is my regimen right now. Please help me correct what I've been doing wrong: 1)cleanser: (dermatologist's personal brand contains 2% glycolic & 2% salicylic acid) & cetaphil daily facial cleanser (i heard cetaphil dries out skin...) 2) toner: Lancome clarifying exfoliating toner & BioSpecific rehydration toning water mist 3) apply my prescibed acne topicals 4) moisturizer: murad skin perfecting 5) spf 15 oil free sunscreen make up: -lancome regenergie lift makeup foundation - MAC mineralize skin finish natural (I use a sponge to apply. how often should i change it?) I want to try the gel moisturizers though. Any recommendations? Also I want to try the Shiseido Pureness balancing softener. I heard it will allow the moisturizer to go more deeply into the skin? Please advise me. Thank you
hello! i'm 23 and just looking for new products to try to make my skin look better. i use bare minerals products for face coverage. and dermatologist prescribed face products including Cetaphil. looking for a new exfoliator (always have used st ives) because lately my nose/sides of my nose get red/tend to break out after using this exfoliator, i only use it 1-2 times a week at night and i make sure to scrub lightly, so i think i just need something better and for sensitive skin. also, any others tips/products that can be helpful towards acne scars/oily skin would be super helpful, thanks!
I have recently been getting into skincare more, and I am interested in changing up my products. Does anybody have any reccomendations for Combo/oily skin? All the works! Daily cleanser,scrub,moisturizer,toner,etc! Whatever products you think works, Sephora, Drugstore, etc! Thanks!
Hello. I have an oily skin and for the past few months had a lot of breakouts. I went to a dermatologist and took a treatment which helped me greatly. Now that my skin has got rid of most of the acne and blackheads I have some acne marks and hyper pigmentation which I would like to treat now. However, as I have been struggling against those breakouts for the past few months I am being very skeptical of many products as I am scared they might break me out again. I need something that will help even my skin tone and texture. The price of the product is not an issue as long as I am sure It will help with the hyper pigmentation(post acne marks, slightly uneven skin tone, and some freckles on my T zone) and also fight against future breakouts. I would like anti acne products, serums, cleansers that're dermatology tested and clinically proved to work. Would appreciate any kind of advise and recommendations.
In the morning I cleanse with GlamGlow Cleanser and then put on Tarte Sunscreen moisturizer and Shishedo Brilliance Eye Cream. Everything is fine in the morning but by 1-2pm my skin just feels like an oily mess. I'm using tons of blotting papers, tissues etc. Is it the Tarte moisturizer? stats: 39, combo oily skin, lives in so cal
After extensive research I have found out that what I thought were huge clogged pores on my nose are actually called sebaceous filaments. I been told to never, never, never pick at them because you can damage the skin. Your nose gets red and inflamed and causes foundation virtually impossible to stick to. (wish I knew this like a year ago) Now I been on a liquid foundation kick for a while now. I have combination skin with my nose being EXTREMELY oily with large pores and sebaceous filaments and my chin being dry. I love the dewy look I get from liquid but my nose just doesn't agree with it and even with primer, my sebaceous filaments get enlarged big time and my nose just completely rejects it. its like it doesn't even absorb it just sits on top of the skin. I would love to go back to powder but im afraid of the possibility of it grabbing dry patches and showing off my wrinkles. Anyone have suggestions if I should go back to powder? Anyone with large sebaceous filaments have better luck with powder? If so, can someone recommend a brand?
Long term user of philosophy hope in a jar oil free 30 SPF. I have an oily face that is prone to breakouts and that seemed to be my only help but it has been discontinued. The gel they replaced has been receiving negative reviews. Any tips on oil free moisturizers? I am not done with my current tube but will be soon.
Hello! Between the Urban Decay De-slick Oil control, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and Make Up Forever Mist&Fix, which one do you prefer and why? Also, I usually apply before setting powder and after.
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Hello! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Hello! Well first of all, i have oil skin, and i haven't gotten the right formula sunscreen. I used this one by neutrogena and i broke me out because of the type of formula they had. it wasn't the liquid one. However, i am looking for a good non oily sunscreen that has great SPF protection. Next, I heard it is good to start using anti aging products while we are young! As i mentioned, sunscreen is a go to for any season, what are good moisturizers, night creams, that are anti aging, non oily, greasy and that has the right formula consistency that i can wear? please let me know guys! It would be greatly appreciated!
Looking for a recommendation for my oily nose. Tried pore filler, different foundations, different powders. I do not have a lot of time to spend on makeup application, therefore I am looking for perhaps a good powder. HELP OILY IN THE IE
im 48 years old. im sure im in the pre menopause stage. my skin has changed sooo much in the last few years. currenlty it is oily and i think because of the heat flashes i have developed this wierd acne on my forhead. wierd bumps that i just cant get rid of. im looking for a good skin care product. help! martha
I just turned 27 about a month ago. I am looking to add a night cream or serum to my skin care regimine. My main concerns are my oily skin, redness / uneven skin tone and large pores. I always feel like I have to pile on makeup to cover up my awful skin, but I'm sure that is just aggrevating it more. It's a vicious cycle! I am also interested in starting with anti-aging treatment possibly... but not my number 1 priority. I was wondering if maybe a retinol cream/serum would work for the problems I've listed? Or any other suggestions are welcome - including brands to try! Thanks!
Most of the year I have combo/oily skin. Summer time in the south means I have oily skin! What is the best foundation for these oily months? I get breakouts during these times. I've been using Lorac Porefection. Still have to use blotting papers at noon the around 5:00. Which is ok but maybe there's something better.