Looking Shiny? Blot, Blot, Blot Your Skin

Skin Care Tip of the Day: Looking shiny? Blot, blot, blot your skin. I’m often asked “how can I get my skin to be less oily?” And the best answer I can give is to blot your skin to absorb excess oil. There are mattifying products, like Renée Rouleau Skin Recovery Lotion which can be helpful. But absolutely making your skin not secrete oil is impossible, nor would it be healthy to try and do so…

Drying out your skin with harsh cleansers and alcohol-based toners only give you the immediate clean, oil-free sensation, but because they are so dehydrating, your skin pumps out more oil to compensate for the water loss. The result? Even oilier skin.

Bottom line: Products for oily skin only make you oilier. Your best bet is to blot the skin with oil-blotting papers throughout the day to keep your skin shine-free. As a long time oil producer myself, I know how frustrating it is, but at almost age 40, I think having my own built-in moisturizer has kept my skin looking pretty good!

Tip: Out of blotting papers? A quick fix is to blot skin with the paper toilet seat covers found in public restrooms. They are similar to oil-blotting papers.

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