I have come to face the facts that my face is going to have dents and its going to be oily. To be honest my bad skin has never been anything that I have lost sleep over, praise God for that. Since junior high I’ve had acne, I am use to it! Even after accutane, my acne has come back (which my dermatologist said would never happen!). I figure I will die with acne, and I know I will forever have scaring. But I am okay with that.
That being said, throughout the years I have found a few products that I believe work wonders for my oily and scarred skin. A lot of them I have just come to know of, or just finally broke down and bought. I am excited to share them with you, especially if you have my skin type.
I always feel like I am my own breed when it comes to makeup or skin care. I mean the prices of most skin care products that people mention with my skin type is beyond ridiculous. Or when I see flawless skin and the way they apply makeup, I’m like that is not going to work for me! But like I said these products have been wonderful for me! I truly hope this will be helpful for you, something that works for you, and something that won’t break the bank!
My Must Have Products
#1 Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser: I started using this product on accident because QVC sent me the wrong product. I initially had ordered something else, but from the first time I used this product it seriously made my face feel so soft. It truly cleanses my face, and I believe because of its great cleansing power it cuts back my breakouts!
#2 Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating wash: I have tons of texture on my skin, and if I do not use this stuff every other day, my skin just feels nasty. And because I have to exfoliate often this wash has been the best one for me! It is gentle on my skin, but seriously gets the job done! I cannot travel without this wash!
#3 The Body Shop Gel Cream: I bought this product because I had read somewhere that it was a product to use for oily skin. In the summer time my skin gets very oily, especially around my t-zone area. This gel is packed with seaweed which is known for oil- balancing technology, helping you stay shiny free all day! I always pair this cream with the pore minimizer primer, so I am not too sure what is doing the trick. Or if they both are, but I am happy to report this is the first summer I have ever gone with out shine.
#4 Mario Badescu Drying lotion: This acne spot treatment, has been the best one yet that I have tried. Believe me in my almost 16 years of having acne, I’ve tried a lot! It is fast acting, I see results with in a day! This product is so potent on acne, yet its ingredients won’t leave your skin dry and flakey!
# 5 M-A-C Translucent Finishing Powder: I’ve used this powder for the last 10 years. It is one I continue to come back too, because it is good at doing the jobs I need it to! It is so finely milled and leaves my skin so smooth. It is the perfect product to bake with for brightening under the eyes. But I also love to use it all over to help reduce shine. Its translucent color allows it to work well with my brown skin tone!
#6 Oval Makeup Brush: The Beauty blender had forever been my go to for applying foundation. but for Christmas my sister-in-law bought me a set of oval brushes! I had no idea that I would love them as much as I do. They by far apply my foundation on the best. I love how well it applies the product into my pores and scars. These brushes have by far allowed me to feel like my makeup feels fresh and nice and not blotchy or overly heavy.
#7 SmashBox Pore minimizing Primer: I always try to wear a pore minimizer, for two reasons. First, a primer is always a good idea for the longevity of your makeup. Second, reason I have really big pores and scarring as I have mentioned. Using a pore minimizer help reduce the appearance of my pores and my scarring. But this primer also has another benefit, it is so good at reducing shine throughout the entire day! This summer I have mostly worn just the primer, concealer, mascara and blush, and I’ve felt great about the look!
Like I said earlier I am so happy to share these products that have been doing wonders for me! They’re affordable, and they ACTUALLY WORK! I have never felt this great about going without foundation, and it is all thanks to these wonderful products!