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Oily to Normal skin-- in 2 weeks!

November 3, 2017


**Disclaimer:  I'm not claiming that this will work for everyone and change everyone's life.  Hormones, stress, weather, etc. can and will play into oily skin being a problem.  However, I will say that changing your SKINCARE is where it starts and these products work together like a WELL OILED MACHINE to keep my skin oil free {mostly}, healthy, and feeling great! 

**Also keep in mind-- If you want to try one or any of these products, buy from Sephora or Ulta!  Why? Because you can use the product and if you don't like it you can return it, no questions asked! There have been many times I've tried a product for a week or two, ended up not liking it, and returned it for my money back!  I mean, I wouldn't make this a habit or anything, but keep that in mind!  They are great about returns!


Okay... on to the good stuff.




What your oily skin needs: 

 a gentle, deep cleaning cleanser that will clear your pores, but still leave your skin hydrated.  If you're using a cleanser that just makes your skin feel tight and dry after you wash, as good as that feeling might be, you are actually telling your skin to make MORE OIL to compensate for all the moisture you just eliminated.  You want your skin to find a happy medium and not always be working double time to make more oil for stripped skin.


What I switched to:

Origins Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser

This stuff deep cleans but leaves your skin feeling healthy!





What your oily skin needs:

NOT OFTEN, but once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin! It's good to exfoliate away the dead skin cells that are clogging your skin but not too often.  


What I use:

Organic sugar and cold water.  Cheap, easy, not adding anything to your skin or taking anything away, except for those dead skin cells. 







What your oily skin needs (and why): 

A toner is important because you don't want shiny, oily skin, but you do want glowing skin.  You don't want your skin to look dull!  A toner will brighten and refine your skin and give you a "glow from within" without adding actual moisture or "dew".   


What I switched to:

Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner






What your oily skin needs:   


A GEL moisturizer, not a cream/lotion.  Simply put, a gel moisturizer has high water content, as opposed to lotions and creams which are mostly oil based.  Oil based moisturizers only worsen the oily situation on our faces.  Gel moisturizer hydrates your skin with water and hyaluronic acid which actually HELPS oil to stay at bay!

Important** You still need to use a moisturizer even if you're oily!  Moisturizer plumps your skin preventing aging and looking dull, gets it ready for make-up and contributes to how long your make-up will last on your face, and most importantly for oily peeps-- lets your oily skin know that you have enough moisture in your skin that it doesn't need to keep producing more and more!  


What I switched to:

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Gel Moisturizer






What your oily skin needs: 

atleast once a week your skin needs a good, deep detox.  Primers, foundations, pollution, the dirty world in general seeps into your skin constantly and clogs your pores and dulls out your skin.  When your skin is full of oil and other nastiness-- you need something full of good, revitalizing, nutrients to sit on your skin for 30 min and rejuvenate and keep your skin healthy!


What I've been using:

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

      --- This mask leaves your skin clean and tight- in a good way.  It literally wipes out your pores.  After I use this I am sure to always use my moisturizer afterward so that my skin doesn't overwork to create its own "moisture".  But used once a week, this mask leaves your skin SO smooth, and SO deep cleaned that I have literally never felt my skin feel as good as it does after I wash it off.  Yes, it's $69, but I would shell out double for this mask and the way its changed my skin lately.  I really would.


Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask

     --- Put a very thin layer of this on while your skin is still a little damp after washing and sleep in it.  Your skin in the morning is bright and clear and feels rejuvenated like no other.  I LOVE this one.






What your oily skin needs: 

Primer is great.  I even use a primer when I'm not going to be wearing makeup that day just as an extra layer of protection to keep my skin normal!  A mattifying primer will just help keep oil at bay through the day.  HOWEVER, you can't just buy a mattifying primer and foundation and powder and think that'll change your skin and keep oils away-- you need to have done the first few steps right FIRST.  Like face wash, moisturizer, etc.  Oil will seep through even the most mattifying make-up, so you have to wipe it out and control it at it's source first.  

A primer is KEY though in longevity of your make-up, especially for oily skin.  So definitely find a good mattifying primer on the days you're going to wear foundation or tinted moisturizer so that it helps your face make-up look nice for longer.


What I switched to:

Cane & Austin Mattifying Primer





NOTE:  You don't have to use these exact products!  Find something similar or DO YOUR RESEARCH and find the best ingredients for oily skin!  That's what I did!  I went to WEEERRRK for days and days researching ingredients, drugstore vs. higher end, spoke with my dermatologist, and looked at some articles on tried and true oily skin products!  I tried a few different things in each category (again, what's nice about Sephora and Ulta is you can try the product and return it if you don't like it!) and these are the products that work best, work together, and have kept my skin mostly oil free lately.  

If y'all have any questions, feel free to message me on Instagram (that's where I mostly check) @mandie_waagner






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