Thursday, July 12, 2012

Skincare: Oily skin

Skincare products for Oily skin
Left to right: Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin, Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer with SPF 30  

The weather has cooled down a lot, but back when I ordered these, it was day after day of hot, humid 90 to 100 degree weather and I needed some additional oil controlling products fast.  I have combination/oily skin; the oily part being the T-zone, especially the nose area.  I ordered these items from drugstore.com and they arrived speedily and with free shipping!   

I did my bit of research so I know these are tried and true products/brands.  Cetaphil especially, though it's one of those things I never gave a second thought to - until now.  It has a boring, pharmaceutical look & feel to it, but it's supposed to function very well so I'm looking forward to the long term effects.

Cetaphil Daily face cleanser

The cleanser comes out as a very liquid, yet gel like substance.  It's quite runny so be careful going from hand to face.  It doesn't bubble or foam up which is unusual, and there is a nice light baby powder scent.  The last ingredient is Castor Oil which is supposed to be really, really good for the skin (and hair, and body, and everything).


Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Masks are fun and easy to use because you can multi-task while they're on which makes one feel productive!  I use this every day.  It is thicker than my other masks with a toothpaste-like consistency.  It dries very quickly and is easy to rinse off.  It has a light minty scent, and the Kaolin in there does seem to draw things out ...  

Cetaphil Oil Control Sunscreen spf 30

This is a lightweight sunscreen with little to no fragrance.  It's made for acne prone skin and sits well under makeup.  It is broad spectrum, which means it guards against both UVA and UVB rays, which cause signs of aging and sunburn, respectively.      

Someone once said it's impossible to survive a NY summer without a Clarasonic (that's why it's at the top of my newly added wishlist!).  Well, as you can see, I'm trying my best with these new products!  Have you tried any of them?  Also, feel free to share any oil-control products you love.  I think I'll follow up this post with another important part of the cleansing process: the makeup remover!  In my case, I will just be sharing my current favorite.  

Edit: Remember, if you have oily skin like me, don't shun natural oils *completely* as that might result in over drying the skin, causing it to compensate by producing excess oil.  Just have a nice balance, be observant of your skin, Google everything and take note of who's providing the info.  In a slightly different vein, though with the same purpose, I am looking forward to giving OCM a try!  :)  
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