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What's the best way (cheapest and most effective) to eliminate the oily spots on forehead and cheek areas? I heard about Clinique's pore reducer products, but I'm not sure I want to fork over $16....So, anyone have suggestions?


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Clinac Oil Control is recommended by my derm to control oil production. It's recommended because it's forumulated to work with topical acne creams and stuff. you have to buy it on-line at dermstore.com I think it costs like 14 dollars.

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If you want to control oiliness, use Milk of Magnesa which you can buy from the chemist. It's about $6 for a 200mL bottle. Just shake the two phases so it's all an opaque white liquid, then dab on a small amount onto your finger and onto your oily areas. It works very well, just make sure you apply it well to avoid white streaks.

If you want something else, try Origins Zero Oil, Lancome T. Controle, MAC Texture Matte or Clinique Sheer Matteness T-Zone Shine Control.

Also have you tired using a mattifying toner and moisturiser? Lancome has a dual-phase toner, as does Origins. Neutrogena has a mattifying moisturiser which is less expensive, but Lancome Hydramat has a more expensive, but very good, moisturiser.

Also, try using matte sheets (like Clinique Stay Matte Sheets or Bloom Matte Tissues), and a mattifying powder (like Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder or Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Pressed Powder) throughout the day.

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