What's The Best Moisturizer You've Found?oily skin
Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:16 PM
Currently, I'm just using a gel cleanser from Shaklee and then moisturizing with Cetaphil. As far as acne treatment goes, I've tried everything there as well. Lots of OTC brands, Proactiv, Skin iD, and Dan's Regimen. Dan's BP worked OK, but the slow fade of scars scared me away from it, plus we've all read about the negative side effects of BP (I didn't use it long enough to experience anything). I do like salicylic acid, but my face is extremely red and I know that using salicylic acid won't help at all. That's why I've quit using those products and am looking for a really good moisturizer.
So...what have you guys found that works great and reduces redness, especially for oily skin?
Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:07 PM
Anywho, I appreciate your help so far. Hopefully you'll have some good answers for this post as well!
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:44 PM
OK, so you've used BP with success before, even though you sweat a lot. That tells me it works. I don't know where you live, but If it's sunny and you're outside all day, you'll need sunscreen if you use BP. Also, I recently noticed a thread about a green tea/sea salt toner, and it looked promising. I've also seen some research about green tea, claiming it was able to reduce sebum production over time (also when applied topically). So maybe that's an option (instead of BP, or maybe together). And there are some threads in the Oily skin issues forum about peppermint oil or peppermint/spearmint tea, look them up. Cystic acne can be very hard to combat, though. A regimen that worked for my nephew:
Morning: wash with a tea tree oil face wash, apply hyaluronic acid on entire face, then apply BP on affected areas. He hasn't suffered from redness or irritation whatsoever.
Evening: wash with a turmeric/neem oil face wash, apply hyaluronic acid/vitamin/rooibos moisturizer.
It took about 4 weeks, but he doesn't get new cysts now, just the weekly zit or 2, and they're usually gone in a day or 3-4. Maybe this helps you a little. Also, if you haven't done so already, consider a food allergy test, maybe you're intolerant to something you eat/drink.
eta: link to the green tea/sea salt toner thread: http://www.acne.org/...d-easy-to-make/
Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:45 AM
Edited by ikucukkus, 25 June 2012 - 09:38 AM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:30 PM
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:01 AM
It's not the cheapest moisturizer but Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel works well for me. My face is pretty oily and this doesn't enhance it. If there are days that I feel shiny, then I actually use oil blotting papers. They take away the surface oil/shine without drying out the skin.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:45 PM
Have you ever considered using blotting papers? That will help absorb the oils on your face without irritation. Also, drinking a lot of water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help tremendously; the reason why your skin is so oily is because your skin is in freak out mode. It's trying to trap the moisture you DO have on your skin with the oils. Therefore, adding more moisture (water) will help to balance it out and your skin will not need to produce as much oil.
Hope this helps!