I have very oily skin, especially my forehead, nose and cheekbone area. my skin is also very sensitive to products
Oily skin can be very sensitive, as most people might not realize. using the wrong products and cleansing the wrong way can cause breakouts as much as oiliness!
Treat your oily skin GENTLY, ive learned this the hard way.
you don't mention breakouts, though most oily skinned people do at least get the odd pimple here and there.
I suggest, wash your face no more that 2 x a day, anymore will cause irritation and extra oiliies! A cleanser that is oil-free is best, and one with no frgrance, a good one to try is
Free &Clear liquid cleanser, look for it online.. it works best for me, wash with your finger tips only, scrubbing can actually cause breakouts on some people (im one of them) during the middle of the day, use oil blotting papers to absorb the oil until you wash your face at night.if your THAT oily, skip the moisturizers, they'll just clog your pores, despite what people say! IF you have any 'dry' spots use the lightest shearest oil-free moisturizer you can find. and use it only there. for me it's my chin. and believe it or not Milk of Magnesia makes a good oil absorbing mask! the plain kind. look for a light sunblock, try different ones, an SPF of 15 at least. use that instead of moisturizer! why add extra grase on grease?
Wash your face with morning and night (only)
use oil absorbing sheets during the day.( I use several a day)
Skip creams (except on dry patches, if needed)
Use spf 15 sunblock when needed.(they all feel a bit greasy)
no scrubbing or too many washings (trust me there)
Try the MOM mask a few times a week.
Free &Clear is less than $8 bucks for an 8 oz bottle
it lasts over a month for me.
oh by the way, Bar Soap can really clog your pores, it contains animal fat! Free & Clear contains Glycerin.
if you have oily skin like mine, you can't change that, but you can control it to an extent. keep it simple and gentle.
P.S. most moisturizers contain the same things as the skins natural sebum, like Cholesterol, tryglycerides, fatty acids and oils
that's why I say avoid them! see what I mean??
the exception is a good sunblock that you can use. the sun causes wrinkles later in life!
My skin is VERY oily