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Hey all,

So ever since my acne cleared up and I started using AHA to keep my skin free from the flakes and to clear my giant pores, I noticed that my skin, which used to be dry/combination, is now oily/combination.

Because of that, I've started using Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Powder, which is 100% silica and soaks up oil. I use it on top of my foundation, whether it's liquid (Bourjois Healthy Skin, Make Up For Ever HD) or powder (Alima Pure mineral foundation).

Despite that though, I have to powder my face every few hours because of shine, but when I remove the makeup at the end of the day, my skin looks like it got parched and dried during the day.

Do you guys have any recommendations for better makeup, or any powders that may help soak up oil and shine without overdrying?

I've heard good things about MAC Blot Powder and Tarte's Clay Finishing powder (but it's micronized, which isn't so good) .... any thoughts on these or any other powders?

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AHA's improve moisture content so it can make u oilier if u already have oily skin. Try BHA (Salicylic Acid).

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I've heard good things about MAC Blot Powder and Tarte's Clay Finishing powder (but it's micronized, which isn't so good) .... any thoughts on these or any other powders?

Hi adalyn, I just started using Tarte's finishing powder (the bronze one)--could you explain why micronized isn't good? Thanks so much!

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Certain micronized minerals (zinc/titanium oxide) are generally small in size and pose health risks if it is small enough to travel through the skin or be inhaled and lodged into the lungs.

Although, I'm not totally against ALL micronized minerals; it's the nano particles, which is a type of micronized mineral, that is small enough to pose such a safety risk.

However, I'm not too trusting of companies that label something micronized because "micronized" is inclusive of nano particles.

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Hey Adalyn..

I would like to suggest you some home based treatments for your problem... hope you will get help from this..

1. First of all avoid sticky make up, which clogs the pores.

2. To clear away excess oil, use herbal pack, which contains herbs that normalize kapha and lessens excess oil secretion.

3. Avoid heavy, fried fatty food.

4. Avoid excessive consumption of soft drinks, alcohol, tea, coffee and chocolates.

5. Always use hot water to wash face as it dissolves clogged oil and also balances Kapha.

6. Apply half spoon of lemon juice mixed with half spoon of cucumber juice to face half an hour before taking bath.

7. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water. Apply this mixture on face and rinse it first with warm water and then followed by cold water after it dries.

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Hey all,

So ever since my acne cleared up and I started using AHA to keep my skin free from the flakes and to clear my giant pores, I noticed that my skin, which used to be dry/combination, is now oily/combination.

Because of that, I've started using Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Powder, which is 100% silica and soaks up oil. I use it on top of my foundation, whether it's liquid (Bourjois Healthy Skin, Make Up For Ever HD) or powder (Alima Pure mineral foundation).

Despite that though, I have to powder my face every few hours because of shine, but when I remove the makeup at the end of the day, my skin looks like it got parched and dried during the day.

Do you guys have any recommendations for better makeup, or any powders that may help soak up oil and shine without overdrying?

I've heard good things about MAC Blot Powder and Tarte's Clay Finishing powder (but it's micronized, which isn't so good) .... any thoughts on these or any other powders?

Hey Adalyn,

I recently had a discussion pertaining to this topic with my Dermatologist who oddly enough, released some studies on sebum production to the California Board of Dermatology. He says there is not much that can ultimately be done to control oil on the face for an extensive period of time and most over the counter topical gels and lotions that claim to do so are all part of a "billion dollar industry scam." He mentioned that in most cases, even Accutane can not prevent your body from reproducing the sebum it was genetically built to do so. He did mention that Differin and Aczone can control oil to some extent and has worked well for me personally.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17309452

This study shows that

Azelaic Acid and Adapalene (differin) actually decrease oil over time, where as BP actually increases it.

If you find something that works keep us posted!

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Hey all,

So ever since my acne cleared up and I started using AHA to keep my skin free from the flakes and to clear my giant pores, I noticed that my skin, which used to be dry/combination, is now oily/combination.

Because of that, I've started using Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Powder, which is 100% silica and soaks up oil. I use it on top of my foundation, whether it's liquid (Bourjois Healthy Skin, Make Up For Ever HD) or powder (Alima Pure mineral foundation).

Despite that though, I have to powder my face every few hours because of shine, but when I remove the makeup at the end of the day, my skin looks like it got parched and dried during the day.

Do you guys have any recommendations for better makeup, or any powders that may help soak up oil and shine without overdrying?

I've heard good things about MAC Blot Powder and Tarte's Clay Finishing powder (but it's micronized, which isn't so good) .... any thoughts on these or any other powders?

Hey Adalyn,

I recently had a discussion pertaining to this topic with my Dermatologist who oddly enough, released some studies on sebum production to the California Board of Dermatology. He says there is not much that can ultimately be done to control oil on the face for an extensive period of time and most over the counter topical gels and lotions that claim to do so are all part of a "billion dollar industry scam." He mentioned that in most cases, even Accutane can not prevent your body from reproducing the sebum it was genetically built to do so. He did mention that Differin and Aczone can control oil to some extent and has worked well for me personally.

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/17309452

This study shows that

Azelaic Acid and Adapalene (differin) actually decrease oil over time, where as BP actually increases it.

If you find something that works keep us posted!

Thanks a bunch! This is pretty interesting. I used to use Differin, which caused peeling and dryness. Nowadays I'm using Benzoyl Peroxide! Oilies galore!

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Everyday Minerals IT Base is wonderful.

I apply that all over with a flat top brush and use their concealer on top and it covers my acne well. This is the only mineral makeup I've used that doesn't melt off.

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