Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Oily Skin Saviors

Oily Skin Saviors
  I really wasn't sure on what to call this post because its a mixture of everything to do with having oily skin that I take into consideration, so things like products I use and things I have picked up on etc. Quite sometime ago I mentioned that I have a new skincare routine and that I've seen some results regarding my oily skin and since then I've seen an even more improvement so I decided to do a post all to do with what has worked for my skin and what I've avoided etc hopefully people will find this useful!

La Roche Posay mat moisturizer - I hear mixed opinions on whether using a matte moisturizer is beneficial for oily skinned types or not as apparently it can block your pores or make your oils worse but, as a matter of fact I haven't noticed any of these problems and if anything my skin is better off with using a matte moisturizer because my makeup has lasted longer. This may have something to do with not having combination or sensitive skin. I use the La Roche Posay effaclar mat and I've used this for almost a year now and its been the best one so far for my skin.

REN Combination to oily Cleanser - Only been using this for 3-4 month now and I have seen a difference on my skin, not that I have combination skin but this was the one I was recommended to. I use this either in the morning or after I take my makeup off. My face always feels and looks a lot healthier after I use this and by a few hours any imperfections get dried up. I have read somewhere that gel cleansers aren't good if you have oily skin too which again I don't agree with. I prefer gel cleansers to the creamy ones but its just personal preferences, gel cleansers always feel more refreshing and lighter to my skin than what cream cleansers have. If anything when I used to use creamy cleansers my face clogged up a lot and it did nothing regarding any imperfections I have. 

Witch Hazel anti blemish primer - I've used this primer for years now even got some of my friends trying it out too because I rave on about it so much. It never lets me down it does exactly what it says which is stops any blemishes throughout wearing your makeup. I do think wearing a primer is beneficial if you have oily skin that is just my personal opinion because I do notice a big difference. Primers get over looked a lot of the time but without mine I can guarantee my makeup would melt off by the end of the day without one. This definitely helps maintain my shine it keeps my oil at bay for longer than it would without this. I don't have to worry about my makeup melting because this keeps everything locked into place..but of course my face does have that glow anyways just this stops my makeup from fallen off or breaking out!

Quick fix oily to spot prone skin mask - This I've used for a good few months now and cannot fault or recommend this enough to people with oily skin! I did a review on this here where I compare it with the famous Origins charcoal mask basically I find this a cheaper alternative dupe costing around £5. I think charcoal masks benefit having oily skin a lot - again personal preferences. Just whenever I use any charcoal mask my pores feel tighter and my face doesn't feel or look oily. I use this face mask once or twice a week depending on time and leave it on for 10 minutes. I think without this my face would most definitely be more shinier and probably breakout a lot more so if you are wanting a new treatment and have oily skin definitely search for a charcoal mask I find the smelly, dull coloured masks work the best for me.

Clean&clear daily oil free wash - Clean&Clear gets overlooked a lot because I think a lot of people associate it as being a young teenage skincare treatment. I am all for daily facial washes I love using them when I wake up they refresh my face and gets my skin feeling more prepared for the day. This daily wash I've used for a few months now almost every morning or evening where I just spend around 2 minutes rubbing it in then washing it off. My skin definitely feels more cleaner and a lot less oily - I have reviewed it properly here if you want an in-depth review on it. But I do think using a oil-free facial wash helps especially in the morning before you start prepping your face. Another facial wash I love is the Neutrogena 2 in 1 this is another daily wash I find amazing for reducing oils!

LUSH love lettuce exfoliating mask - I find exfoliating very useful if you have oily skin because it gets rid of all the access dirt and helps with pores too. This is a one I have been using for a little while now its not a scrub its a exfoliating face mask but I prefer this to my facial scrubs as you feel more results using a mask that has exfoliating bits in it. I have reviewed this mask here awhile back. It is definitely a favourite of mine as it removes all the access oils from my face and opens up my pores a lot more, along with other amazing benefits like reducing redness and blemishes!

These are all my current products I've been using the have helped with reducing the access oils or makeup melting off. Without any of these I can guarantee my face would fall apart, I am unsure what product it is or if that all have helped me with keeping that shine away for longer and I now don't have to worry about my makeup ever fallen off which is amazing! I was going to include a tips and tricks to this too on what I find useful if you have oily skin but I might do a separate post on that if you are interested!

What are your oily skin saviors?
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16 comments

  1. I have oily skin too but my makeup slides off after the end if the day so I might try get that primer. Where is it from?
    Great useful post x

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    1. Ohh thats a shame mine has done that too in the past, its from Amazon but Boots sell it too :) x

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  2. I have oily skin too, so I always love product recommendations. I love LUSH's face masks, but haven't tried the lettuce one yet. I'll have to give that a shot!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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    1. glad this was useful to you :) definitely do that one is one of my favourites for exfoliating x

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  3. I have combination skin and I need to try some of these, especially the moisturiser!
    xx

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. glad you found this a little helpful! let me know if you do xx

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  4. I hate having oily skin! Great post and recommendations, will definitely need to pick some of these up!xx
    pugsandflowers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it can be a pain at times mind especially in winter x

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  5. Hey Katie! I came across your blog via twitter- I have oily skin as well, though it hasn't been as bad recently (thankfully)! I love all of your suggestions and have been wanting to try out a few REN products, as well as La Roche Posay!

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    1. glad this was useful for you!

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  6. simply amazing. Enjoying reading your posts, keep in touch! xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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  7. I am really intrigued by the Lush exfoliating mask! Lovely post btw!

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    1. thanks! if you try it let me know if you like it x

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  8. I have oily skin even through out winter just like you. I think I will try some of these and see if they can work just as well fore me.
    xoMadiha

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