Oily face remedies?

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    What creams or makeup do you guys use to help your face to appear less oily/shinny. It can be permanent remedies or temporary remedies. Thanks!
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    soap, water, and a washcloth. And that's how I exfoliate, too.
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Olay Detoxifying Pore Scrub...I've tried more expensive things that don't do the job any more efficiently so no point in wasting money.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    you can try those blotting papers for when you're looking shiny
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    You could also use a little bit of a matte powder whenever you start to get shiny, I use one from NARS but whatever works best for you.
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    I can get oily face but i avoid by just using old school nuetrogena bar soap and a wash cloth.. the clear orange bar.... and then at night i do not moisturize my face.. sometimes i use alcohol.. most people say it will dry out your skin to excess but for me drying at night works. Then in the morning, wash my face with the soap and then moisturize with Clinique's M lotion for men. It's fantastic! It's very light... thin.. and effective and leave your skin feeling smooth, no huge pores.. no fragrance.. natural. It keep the balance up for me.

    Oh and after washing my face with warm water i end it with very ice cold water to tighten pores. It works for me.
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Milk of Magnesia
    I'm serious, go buy some and a few cotton balls. Apply it on your face and leave it until it dries. Make sure you shake the bottle first. This stuff is for your stomach, apparently it eats all the bacteria in your stomach when you don't feel good. It also eats bacteria in your face which causes acne and oily skin.

    Aveno clear complexion cleansing bar is also good.
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    Argh!!! so many options which do I choose?icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidArgh!!! so many options which do I choose?icon_mad.gif


    Dont use oil based creams they will make it worse. Drink liquid chlorophyll, dont use soap or anything else that will dry out your skin, it makes it worse.

    Ive been "blessed" with oily skin which is a double edged sword, you'll stay young looking for ages, yet you'll always be a bit shiny and tend toward clogged skin.

    Dermalogica has great products
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Go simple. Use olive oil or other natural soap. It's very gentle. Your face might not get so oily in the first place.
  • LJay

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    Sep 08, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Milk of Magnesia is an antacid, I think. Definitely not an antibacterial.

    Advice above is good: plain water, or soap and water.

    Sea Breeze is a good astringent if you really need it, but a certain amount of natural oil on your face is a good thing.

    Permanent solution: age.
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    Sep 08, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    LJay saidMilk of Magnesia is an antacid, I think. Definitely not an antibacterial.


    It can be used as an antacid, but it's more commonly used as a laxative. The high levels of magnesium may kill bacteria too.
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    Sep 08, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    I don't use any type of cleanser to wash my face. I've been fine just cleaning off my face under the shower. Once a week I'll use a bit of baking soda to exfoliate. That's about it.
  • FireDoor211

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    Sep 08, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    Oatmeal and Shea butter lotion. It sounds counterintuitive, but it works for some.
  • LJay

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    Sep 08, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    LJay saidMilk of Magnesia is an antacid, I think. Definitely not an antibacterial.


    It can be used as an antacid, but it's more commonly used as a laxative. The high levels of magnesium may kill bacteria too.


    Since it is a laxative, do you think we should let cranky know?
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    Sep 08, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Cheap remedy:

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidCheap remedy:

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    Gonna have to sip a mint julep while I let my masque wurq.
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    Proactiv Daliy Oil control . it works icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    7Famark saidOlay Detoxifying Pore Scrub...I've tried more expensive things that don't do the job any more efficiently so no point in wasting money.


    Olay has an SPF 15 facial lotion for oily skin that's also cheap, and treating your skin with vitamins and sun protection every day is worth a million dollars down the line.icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    I use

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Read through this site
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    werewolfarron saidProactiv Daliy Oil control . it works icon_smile.gif


    Proactive bleaches your towels
  • Timbales

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    northoz said
    werewolfarron saidProactiv Daliy Oil control . it works icon_smile.gif


    Proactive bleaches your towels


    and your anus

    I've heard.....
  • Karl

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    Sep 08, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    yay , finally someone made this thread <3
    Im going crazy because of my oily face and the acnes keep appearing icon_cry.gif
    Thanks to the OP for making this thread and to the other members for their good advices.

    I hope these work icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    I've been using IQ Derma regiMEN products for a couple of years: Age correcting serum [exfoliating], Hydrating UV Shield [moisturizer] and eye cream. It provides a well balanced skin with little irritation [which can result in excess oil]. It is on the price side.

    The key is not to irritate your skin with harsh abrasives or drying soaps. Neutrogena soap works well at removing excess oil. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. If your face is pink/red when you finishing this cleansing you went overboard on scrubbing or your soap is too harsh.

    If your headed out on that all important first date or job interview Neutrogena makes a product which stops oil from creating a shine on your face for about 12 hrs. It is a fantastic product to use on your forehead, at your hairline, or on your nose. It also minimizes the appearance of pores. It's not a expensive as the IQ Derma products and a 0.5 oz tube lasts a long time. So what is this miracle product - NEUTROGENA Pore Refining Mattifier. Try one tube and you'll be hooked.