I've always had super oily skin, like my entire face would just be shining within 30 minutes of showering/washing my face, it's awful. I tried using milk of magnesia for a while, and it worked great, I went from being oily in 30 minutes to being able to up to 8 hours without running out to blot my face, but for some reason, after a few months of using it regularly, it just stopped working. Even when I use it, I'm back to being greasy after like 30 minutes to an hour.
I know milk of magnesia wouldn't be a permanent solution anyway, it's extremely alkaline and I know it's probably messed up my acid mantle, but it worked and I was just so desperate for being able to go out without worrying about how shiny my face is.
I hear jojoba oil is good for oily skin, but to what degree? Does it just work for people with mildly oily skin, or would it work for me, too?
Some other questions:
1) Which brand/product is the best? I've never really used aromatherapy oils on my skin, so I'm not sure how to pick, or if they're all the same.
2) Where can you get it? I'm really tempted to just be lazy and order online, but I don't know if I should for something I'm going to put on my face. I've just never really seen aromatherapy oils for sale ever, but I've never really looked for them specifically.
3) How do you use it? Does it act as a moisturizer, or one of those weekly/daily treatments that you wash off after a couple minutes?
4) Can you wear makeup over it?
Thanks for reading!
Edited by Karen*, 17 February 2013 - 06:30 PM.