I've been searching for a holy grail product that could reduce oil productions (as if) since having oily skin is a curse to me. I hate it. I don't like looking greasy even though people say that a natural oil helps us aging gracefully. Hmmm, no, thank you. I want a normal skin. Better yet, a dry skin! I don't want to blot my face every hour or so. Oily skin doesn't help in makeup application, and the worst part is that oily skin can leads to acne. Actually, I was having skin problems for a while until I was put on acutane for 6 months. That medicine literally saved my life. There was no other product in the market that could help cystic acne, not even Proactive, and I had tried everything. Acutane is somewhat a dangerous drug, and I got to be monitored every month while I was on it. I was lucky not to have bad side effects like depressions and bone problems. Well, that bad skin chapter was over, and now I am looking for something that could help mattifying my oily skin, besides following this advise from eHow.com.
things you'll need:
- Clay based facial mask
- Oil free water based moisturizer
- T-zone mattifier
- Mineral finishing powder
Origins Zero Oil : Oil Free Moisture Lotion and Pore Purifying Toner
Review: I can't say that they are helping in reducing oil or prevent oil production, what so ever. As a matter of fact, the lotion makes matters worse. I reach for blot tissues more than usual each time I use this lotion. I can say every half an hour or so. The toner on the other hand has "Salicylic Acid", an antiseptic that prevents breakouts and redness. This one ingredient is definitely a plus! It does keep the tiny zits under control. However, I don't think it reduces any grease or oil on my face. Oh well. I am still using these two products, but only at night. I am sure some people might love these products but, they are definitely not for me.
So, if any of you use a special product that helps controlling oil production, please share in the comment below. I am looking forward to try a new product!