Got Oily Skin?

Having an oily skin type can be annoying especially when it comes to wearing makeup.  But taking care of oily skin , much like any other skin type, can really show great improvements. Oily skin is characterized by excessive oil production and the follicle or pore size is larger, containing more oil. If you take a look at your face in the mirror and see that your pore size is visible or large over most of your face, then you may be an oily skin type. 

With oily skin it is imperative that you cleanse and exfoliate more so than other skin types. But don't over do it. I've had a lot of  people with oily skin types tell me they wash their face or exfoliate 3 or 4 times a day just to "control" their excessive oil production. But in fact, they are making it much worse. Over cleansing and exfoliating can cause even more oil production by stripping the skins acid mantle and irritating it, throwing it off  balance. Big no no.

It's our job as estheticians to educate people on how to properly take care of their skin and help maintain it. With oily skin, proper exfoliation (2 to 4 times a week) and a water based hydrator will help keep oily skin clean and balanced. The up side of having oily skin is that it ages slowly due to the protection of oil secretion. So there is always an upside! Plus there are tons of products, both skincare and makeup, that help with oily skin. Water-based products ,foamy gel cleaners, astringent(used carefully, again no over doing it!), mattifying primers, water based moisturizers, and chemical or mechanical exfoliation. 

Here are some great skincare products to try for oily skin:

Cures by Avance Algae Deep Pore Cleanser

exfoliator without beads that releases impurities deep below the skins surface

Cures by Avance Pore Balancing Moisturizer
 purifies and releases impurities trapped in the skin.

Alba Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free moisturizer
Light, oil-free moisturizer with fantastic ingredients to help with the health of your skin


Alba Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub
deep cleansing without drying, I can't get enough of this stuff!

Alba Pineapple Enzyme facial cleanser
great foaming cleanser that helps remove dull, dead surface cells

DDF 2% Glycolic exfoliating oil control gel
removes dead skin cells that interfere with oil drainage only to be used on oil or acne-prone skin

DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-free moisturizing dew
oil,fragrance, and lanolin free and the ingredients in this perfect of oily skin

 Pores no more pore refiner by Dr. Brandt
smoothes and evens skin texture with a mattifying finish with or without makeup!

Cures by Avance products $34-$37.50 at
Alba Botanical products $12.99-$17.99 at Target or Ulta stores
DDF products $38-$48 at Sephora or Ulta stores
Dr.Brandt product $45 only at Sephora

Oh and having a couple facials a month isn't bad either. Find a great esthetician in your area, and she or he will hook you up!

Got oily skin? Not a problem ;)



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