Many of you who suffer from oily skin tend to break out more often than not. However many of you with oily skin are under the impression that you constantly need to dab your skin, or use oil absorbing products in order to obtain clear, shine-free, and acne-free skin.
However, I bet many of you reading this didn’t know that when you dry out your skin with harsh chemicals and alcohol, you are doing more harm than good.
Oil is produced because the skin is looking to breathe; it’s looking for moisture, so it creates its own. If you were to moisturize your skin, instead of deprive it from moisturizers, you will transform the appearance of your skin, and doing so is not hard at all.
When I was younger, I used to use Clearsil pads, and other acne fighting creams and serums. I still had oily skin, got breakouts and never could fathom why.
I had a beauty advisor advise me to skip out on buying those products, and instead buy a facial moisturizer. I thought she was nuts. I thought my face had too much moisturizer, and that was why it was oily and would break out.
I was dead wrong. I took her advice and began a short journey to better, healthier looking skin, and a clearer, softer complexion. I would never turn back, and I would never ever again use acne fighting products that contain alcohol.
If you really want to go the extra mile for a smoother complexion, I’d suggest substituting normal moisturizers, with anti-aging moisturizers. However when buying such lotions, make sure they are made for your face. Some lotions are to be used on your body only, and although you may not think there is a difference, there is!
My favorite must-have product for those of you looking for baby soft skin, and a complexion to die for is $50, but it is Estee Lauder’s Advances Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex. It may take dipping into your bank account for this product, but it is definitely worth it! This sweet diamond will not only repair your skin, but it will protect it and get it ready for the future. It’s an anti-aging serum that you add to your face at night.
This is my favorite product for my skin because it works, and you can see results quickly. Fine lines are smoothed out, my skin is not oily anymore, and I noticed such a huge difference in 2 months that I continue to buy this product whenever I run out. I apply it nightly, and I suggest you do the same.
After letting the serum evaporate into my skin, I then coat the skin with a light layer of Nutritious Vita-Mineral Moisture Milk, by Estee Lauder.
Estee Lauder is my favorite company when it comes to my skin. I have never had better results with any other company, and although the items in their collection are pricey, they are worth every dime. This cream will basically add a load of moisture to your skin, so your skin won’t have to produce its own natural moisturizer, which is oil!
In the morning I follow up with a day serum by Estee Lauder. They have many to choose from, and I like all of them that I have tried. My favorite however goes to DayWear Moisturizer. This moisturizer is more moderately priced than the other items suggested, but it works wonders, and will keep your skin oil-free for the majority of the day. You can go the extra mile and buy the Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher, but it’s a lot more money.Its worth depends on how badly you want a softer complexion. This one will give you faster results.
All in all, achieving a smoother complexion is not hard at all; you will however want to throw out all of those products that contain alcohol. Anything that dries up your skin will only cause your skin to seep oil from your pores, which create acne.
For smoother skin, throw out all of those old products you have been using, and get yourself a few nice day and night moisturizers with anti-aging included. Your skin will thank you.