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Oily bastard skin

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Littlefluffyclouds81 Thu 18-Feb-16 22:34:39

I'm 35 and I shouldn't be having to worry about this! I have a really oily nose and chin - I wear foundation most days because I look crap without it, but after 3/4 hours there's a layer of oil sitting underneath it and it looks horrible. Even with no make up on, my nose looks shiny, even if I've just cleansed.

I just use distilled witch hazel to clean my skin twice a day, which isn't harsh. Please recommend the best makeup for oily skin which won't make me look like greenpeace need to come and sort me out by midday.

fieldfare Thu 18-Feb-16 22:40:47

Are you cleansing too much and not moisturising enough? Your skin could be over compensating for the oil being taken and producing even more.

LuckySantangelo1 Thu 18-Feb-16 22:50:08

Ahh I feel your pain! I am 36 and the same. The oiliness of my skin is hormonal so there's not a lot I can do to change it. It's more a crisis management situation! I find oil blotting papers great and I use oil free foundation. I don't use powder as it clogs up too much. Good oil free foundations are Lancome Teint Idol and MAC studio fix. I'm also a big fan of primer (oil free of course) to fix it in place for longer.

Littlefluffyclouds81 Thu 18-Feb-16 23:06:05

The cleanser I use is really gentle, if I use any kind of moisturiser my skin is loads more oily the next day. I did find with cleansers made for oily skin that they'd strip my skin too much and make the problem worse.

I'll try and get hold of blotting papers, I remember having them as a teenager but haven't seen them for years! And I'll look into those foundations, I currently use max factor xperience which is supposedly oil free.

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 19-Feb-16 13:28:02

I have blotting papers from Chanel (they come in a nice case with a mirror) and for cheap and cheerful I have Muji ones too. The Muji ones are great actually and only a few quid.

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