Posts Tagged ‘oily skin’

  1. February 24, 2014 by Beauty Booty 411


    4 Things You Need to Know About Face Oils

    Guest blogger: Jennifer Braun

    When I went to Sephora earlier this month to find a new moisturizer, I was shocked when offered face oil. Having lived with acne-prone skin through all most of my teen years, my immediate reaction was a polite, “I don’t think so.” Read on to find out what changed my mind and why face oil might be exactly what you need, too.


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  2. July 26, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411


    Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator

    I can’t tell you how much a shiny face annoys me in the summer. I leave the house looking glam and by the end of the day, if I don’t use the right products, I’m like a greaseball! Gross! Find out what product combo I use for matte skin all day long – even on those hot, muggy days.

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  3. April 5, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Olay Cleansers are Giving Me Fabulous Skin

    My new favourite skin care products are these amazing Olay 2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths. They’re super soft pieces of fabric that have dried soap in them. So all you have to do is wet them and just like that, you’ve got a foamy wash cloth. I loves these wipes because they really clean up the dirt that’s deep down in the skin and at the same time, they exfoliate.

    I’m an exfoliating nut! It’s the best way to keep your skin glowing all the time. Plus, it helps get rid of dry, cracked skin, blemishes and those annoying little blackheads. I’d recommend these for anyone with oily/combination skin. I have some oily spots but the rest is dry and these work perfectly for my skin and they really clear up the T-zone.

    If you have shiny skin, you need a remedy for that. As summer approaches, that shiny skin problem is going to get worse. Don’t think makeup alone will solve that problem. To bring down the shine, try the Olay Shine Control Lathering Cleanser. This product will help balance your skin’s pH and make shiny skin a thing of the past.

    If your main concern is acne, then go for the Olay Acne Control Face Wash instead. It deeply cleanses the skin, treats breakouts and prevents future breakouts.

    Olay is one of my favourite brands because it’s easily accessible, wallet-friendly and the products really work. Don’t be sucked in by fancy ads. More expensive products aren’t necessarily better. Head to a pharmacy near you to pick up one of these skin-saving goodies.

  4. March 16, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    My Anti-Aging Skin Care Secrets Revealed

    Kiehl’s has the secret to the fountain of youth. Ok, well maybe not, but I honestly believe this is as close as one can ever get to it. Skin care routines are never simple and never consist of a mere one or two products. Protecting your skin takes time and patience but it’s worth every penny and every minute spent on achieving it not to have even one more wrinkle than is absolutely necessary.

    First things first, my new favourite sunscreen: Super Fluid UV Defense 50 SPF ($36). With such a high SPF, my main worry with this product was that it would be thick and greasy and create oily build-up on my face. To my surprise, this super light fluid is weightless and doesn’t have the thick, gross feel traditional SPFs sometimes have. I wear it everyday because as we know, this is the only real way to prevent premature wrinkles. According to Donna Paty, Kiehl’s National Education Manager, up to 90% of wrinkles in our lifetime can be prevented with the use of SPF every single day. That’s insane! I feel like soaking my whole body in it every day just to be safe.

    While a good SPF is key, I’m a huge believer in a strong nighttime regimen. I’ve been using the Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($48) for the past couple of weeks. It’s a dry oil so even oily skins can go for it. It hydrates the skin where it’s needed and keeps it looking smooth and fresh. At night, your skin cells regenerate themselves so this is the best time to use products like this. They stimulate cellular renewal and repair the day’s damage using pure essential and botanical oils.

     The Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate ($77) is an important player for women aged 35+. However Donna Paty says it’s never too early to start and none of these products are harmful on younger skin. You just wouldn’t be using the products to their maximum potential. This serum is made with vitamin C so it feels very warm when you apply it at first. It contains lots of antioxidants so it fights free radical damage and prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    For women in the 45+ range, the Rosa Arctica Rehydrating Reactivation Cream ($63) is the perfect daily moisturizer. It’s made with arctic glacier extract and Regeneration Flower extract. This is really cool actually. The Regeneration Flower is said to have survived the ice age because this flower has the ability to “sleep” or appear dead when conditions are harsh, and actually revive itself when the climate accommodates it. The restorative properties of that flower have been translated into a cream to have the same effect on the skin. It’s amazing. It’s a very thick cream so you have to be careful not to apply too much and to gently pat it into the skin rather than spread it vigorously.

    Also for older women is the Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler ($57). This cream smells amazing and is so light. I don’t have any deep wrinkles to fill on my face yet (thank God) but I did apply it to my knuckles. That’s probably the most wrinkly area on anyone’s body. I did that so I could see the effect of the cream and instantly, the lines appeared smoother. They obviously didn’t make them disappear but if you’re on the lookout for a product that does that, you’re likely to be searching for the rest of your life…with no success. This product is one of the fastest acting I’ve ever seen.

    I am a huge Kiehl’s fan so I definitely recommend these products. If you’re unsure, don’t be shy. Head to a Kiehl’s store and ask an expert there for some advice. That’s what they’re there for and they’ll be glad to help you. What works for me or someone else, may not be what’s right for you. Your skin will be part of you for the rest of your life, so take care of it before it’s too late. (I know that sounds harsh but you know what I mean!)

    P.S. There is an amazing new Kiehl’s skin care line coming out in July that I am going to start using this week. I can’t wait to share the deets with you!

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  5. December 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Get an Oil-Free Complexion for the Holidays

    You know about it, we all do. That minute where you go to washroom and take a look at yourself after being at a party for a few hours and wonder what the heck happened? Unfortunately, with all the makeup, partying, eating and greeting, most people tend to get oil build-up on their face by the time the clock strikes 12. That can make your face shine and your makeup look like it’s melting off your face.

    I actually have dry/combination skin and when I am wearing my SPF moisturizer and evening makeup, I sometimes get oil build-up, too. It doesn’t just happen at parties, it happens everywhere, including work. Before I discovered Lise Watier’s new Mineral Compact Powder ($35), I would start my day off with matte, flawless skin and end the day with shiny skin.

    This new product is one of the best mattifying powders I have ever tried but I must warn you, it’s extremely potent stuff. The first time I applied it, I applied the way I would any other powder. Big mistake! This powder is made to dry out oil so it will severely dry your skin if you put too much or apply where you don’t need it.

    I now apply it with a blush brush and only to my T-zone, which is where most oil build-up is. Just a quick sweep and no matter what the circumstances, my skin stays shine-free all day…even through to the evening. It’s incredible.

    It also has oil blotting sheets so if you keep this compact with you all day, you can dry up any excess oil that sneaks up on you. Given all the holiday parties and pictures that will be taken in the next few weeks, I suggest you arm yourself against a shiny complexion with this. You can find Lise Watier’s new Mineral Compact Powder at Pharamaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart locations.


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  6. August 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Skin Care Routine: Balance Oily Skin with Dr. Hauschka

    I know summer is still here but like it or not, the warmer season will soon be coming to an end and our skin will be faced with the harsh realities of fall and winter. If you have oily skin, then you know your face has accumulated lots of excess sebum throughout the ultra-humid summer we’ve had. Fall is a great time to balance your skin’s PH and control both excess sebum and severe dryness, both of which contribute to premature aging of the skin.

    Dr. Hauschka is a line of products focused on helping your skin regenerate itself naturally and maximize its power of healing. We may not be able to purchase loads of luxe beauty products like these, but here a few that I think some of you may want to consider if you’re looking to prevent and control excessively oily or dry skin.

    First, you may want to start with the Facial Steam Bath ($41). This product will open up your pores to allow you to unclog them and relieve them of excess sebum and dirt accumulation. Even if you wash your face everyday (as you should be!), there is always some excess that isn’t easily removed because it’s so deeply lodged into the skin’s pores. The Facial Steam Bath will liberate your skin of toxins which can create excessive oil or acne.

    The Cleansing Clay Mask ($46) is a great follow-up step. With the same natural ingredients and botanicals, it will absorb excess sebum and dirt build-up so you can easily rinse it away and put your best skin forward.

    Another product that may be worth while for your oily or combination skin this fall is the Normalizing Day Oil ($43). It contains apricot kernels, almond oils and St. John’s Wort (a natural healing herb). It helps control the sebum production of oil glands that have been overworked during the hot and humid summer. This will help balance the oil on your skin to prevent it from becoming too oily or from overly dehydrating (which is a nasty problem fall and winter bring along with them) throughout the season.

    If you’re interested in purchasing one of these products or one of Dr. Hauschka‘s other skin care products, call 1-800-663-6226 or send an email to for retail information.

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  7. May 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    How to deal with oily skin

    An oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) can be a real pain in the butt, especially in the hot summer months. I received an email from a loyal Beauty Booty 4-1-1 reader asking me for the best ways to deal with this problem. So here’s the info on how to deal with oily skin from A-Z.

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    For starters, you need to care for your skin with the right products. Obviously, select cleansers that are oil-free and made specifically for oily skin. The best way to control your oily skin is to wash your face with soap twice a day and never go to bed with makeup on. Sleeping with your makeup on not only worsens oily skin but it advances the aging process. If you wear a lot of makeup, use makeup remover first, then wash away the residue with a mild soap. I suggest using Clinique’s Liquid Facial Soap for Oily Skin.

    Next, exfoliate! This serves a double purpose. Exfoliating is one of the best ways to prevent premature wrinkles and it’s a great way to get rid of excess sebum on the face. I suggest you exfoliate morning and night but if that’s too much work for you, do it at night. It’s very important. Plus, it’ll keep your skin looking radiant, healthy and smooth. I use L’Oreal Paris’ GO 360 CLEAN Deep Exfoliating Scrub. (It smells amazing!)

    When it comes to choosing a daily moisturizer, you should select one that is specifically made for oily skin. (I can’t stress how important choosing products for oily skin is enough!) Nearly every line of cosmetics offers such a product. Hint: SPF is something you should be wearing everyday to protect against premature wrinkles, but creams with SPF are usually more oily. I’d suggest you stick to a cream with a lower SPF in it, like 10 as opposed to 40.

    When it comes to makeup, you should be careful what you choose to put on your face. Always check the ingredients to make sure your makeup (even powders) are not oil-based. This is a big mistake many people make. In terms of foundation, always opt for a matte powder version over a liquid version. Even oil-free liquids tend to leave a greasy film at times, especially if you plan to wear it all day long.

    I recommend purchasing a colourless loose powder, as well. Always sweep a thin layer of loose powder over your face with a blush brush. The matte, loose powder will help keep your oily spots under control. Another great tip is to keep oil blotting sheets in your purse at all times. I just bought Sephora’s Matte Blotting Film and I totally love them. I keep them with me all day and when I notice my chin getting a little shiny, I just press a piece of film against the spot and it instantly absorbs all the oil. It’s a life-saver.

    The last piece of info I can give you might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people completely overlook this. Shimmering makeup is not your friend. I mean anything shimmering: bronzer, eyeshadow, lip gloss. If it has sparkles, shimmer or shine, avoid it! Matte makeup (which is actually super hot this season) will offset a shiny complexion. If you add shimmer to shine, you’ll only enhance the oily spots on your face and make them appear even greasier than they are. Matte bronzers, eyeshadows and foundations will not only down play the shine but give your face a refined finish.

    Have any more questions about how to deal with an oily T-zone? Email me or comment. I’d be happy to answer your questions as best as I can.

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