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April 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm #167921
I am in desparte need of help with my oily skin. I have been trying things for years now and nothing seems to be working, I get very shiny within an hour of applying my makeup. I wash my face with a 2% salicylic acid wash, then apply a sunscreen, then prime and makeup. The primer I’m using is the MAC matte gel. My question is, is it better to look for oil-free sunscreens to use under my makeup or should my foundation have the sunscreen in it? I definitely cannot skip a sunscreen, I get very intense heat and sun where I live. Thanks so much ladies.April 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm #167941
Are you using a moisturizer before you apply sunscreen? If not, you need to. (Yes, even oily gals need a moisturizer.) If you can find a moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen, that will work as well.April 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm #167952
I don’t use a moisturizer. I always thought that oily skin does not need moisture. I’ll try that. Thanks for the suggestion.April 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm #168064
Yes, even if you’re oily, you need a moisturizer. That’s a big reason why you’re all shiny after an hour of applying your makeup, IMO. Your skin is overproducing oil because it still needs moisture. (I know Wayne Goss (gossmakeupartist on Youtube) has touted not using a moisturizer if you’ve oily skin, but I disagree with that, and so would — I think — many a dermatologist.)
I’m trying one now that is meant for combination/oily skin; however, it doesn’t have SPF in it. It’s Bioderma Sebium Mat. So far so good.
I’ve also had good fortune with Alba Sea Moss Moisturizer. This one has SPF included (SPF15).June 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm #177790
I have oily skin, too, but I always use a moisturizer. I love Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer. It has salicylic acid already in it but no SPF.June 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm #177872
Oily skin needs hydration, meaning water not oil, so it helps to find a water based moisturizer instead of a oil based moisturizer (sunscreen is not your problem here). What happens when you don’t put moisturizer on your skin is it tries to overcompensate it’s lack of hydration by producing more oil. A fantastic oil-free moisturizer is Dermologica’s Active Moist. It’s lightweight and hydrates your skin without adding extra oil to it. You can also just mix a dab of your favorite oil-free sunscreen like Neutrogena’s Pure and Free Liquid Sunscreen in with your moisturizer. Hope this helps!
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