Saturday, March 20, 2010

How I Changed My Skin:Part I

This is going to be a series of posts that goes over how I have noticed a huge, positive change in my skin. I have oily skin and have dealt with acne for 10 years. The very enlarged, congested pores, oiliness and breaking out monthly was really getting to me, and this routine I have been using has really made a difference. I have not broken out this month for the first time in memory and I can't believe it! Now my skin is not perfect and I am not sure it ever will be, but the overall tone, texture, and clarity has improved so much, I have to share the products I am using. All of them seem to help to make a difference.

Now onto step one in my skin care routine.

Part 1: Removing Makeup/Oil Cleansing 

While I know that oil cleansing scares the ever loving crap out of some people, especially those with oily skin (me included), there has been no better way to remove all the stuff from your skin so your cleanser can clean effectively and work like it should. This kind of cleanser really cuts through any kind of hard to remove makeup (foundation to waterproof mascara), sunscreen, oil, sweat etc, even for oily skin, and doesn't break me out at all.  It's really amazing!

As you can see, I have been using this a while, to make sure it worked and didn't break me out. It's great! 

The kind that I currently use is Boscia's Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil. While it is an oil, if it makes any sense, it doesn't feel too oily or greasy on your skin. I would shudder to think about some oils I have felt rubbing all over my face at the end of the day..yuck! It glides really nicely on the skin, doesn't really foam (I know some do), but lathers up a bit when mixed with a little oil and really dissolves everything.

All I do is take one pump and glide it over my dry skin. When you rub this around your face, I was shocked at how quickly literally everything was dissolved on my face. It took about two seconds and my long wear makeup and sunscreen is broken down, and my face is washed clean. Its amazing! I find rubbing it on dry skin really helps the makeup dissolve the best and then I mix it a bit on my face with water and rinse off. I feel no oily or greasy residue after either, which is great! This one is done at night, if I am wearing makeup or sunscreen, or if I am particurlarly oily and/or sweaty and is skipped if I do not feel I need it. I usually need it though and most nights I use it.

I don't just use a cleansing oil, however, since I do have oily skin, I want all the residue or lingering gunk to be washed proper cleansing is next for me, and will be covered in Part 2!



VaidaG said...

I have problem skin either. I brake out often on certain areas, especialy chin :( Never thought i could ever incorporate OIL in my skincare routine :) I actually knew, that it brakes down all the make-up really good, but since i have acne prone skin, that scared me. Just like you said. I should really try this, cause my make-up remover now which is made especialy for "oily/combo skin" dries the hell out of my skin :( That's not good either.

Couture said...

I also have an oily skin, so I will definitely try out your product! Thanks for this post!


Get Gawjus! said...

Great post hun :)

Marie said...

I'm glad you've found something that works with your skin!:D

The Boscia's Makeup Breakuo Cool Cleansing Oil looks interesting to me. I have combination oily skin, maybe I should try that.

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