Posts Tagged ‘oily t-zone’

  1. July 26, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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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  2. April 5, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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.



  3. December 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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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  4. May 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    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.

    Skin care
    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.

    Makeup
    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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