Hope the week is going good for all of you.Today I am back with a new post where I will share some of the products that have been absolute saviours when it comes to my Oily skin.My Oily skin story dates back to my teenage years when I used to get up in the morning and discover an oil spill across my T-Zone after wakng up each day.Back then I thought,maybe its the fried/oily food I eat was causing this.On my first visit to the dermatologist ever,I learnt that the type of skin we would have,are determined by our genes and food habits do not play a role in it.So here I am,blessed with an oil factory for my entire life 😛
Nevertheless,I learnt that this type of needs its own special care,to prevent clogging of pores,whiteheads,blackheads and pimples that tag themselves along if not looked after.After many years of trial and error,research,endless visit to drugstore counters in supermarket,I found out the products which work best for me.
I dont believing in overloading the skin with too many products,that way the key items are not able to show their efficacy on the skin.So here is a small list of items that are Holy Grail in my Bathroom Stash and have helped keeping oiliness at bay,preventing the occurence of pimples and whiteheads at the same time.
1. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash
Neutrogena says –Oil free Acne wash is an alcohol free cleanser that provide deep cleaning without over-drying your skin.It penetrates deep to clean pores to help prevent pimples by removing excess oil and surface buildup.Special ingredients soothe and condition skin,leaving it clean,residue free and never oily.
This is a pale ochre yellow face wash with thick gel like consistency which has 2% Salicylic Acid in it,which is the main acne cleansing ingredient.I have not had a great experience with Neutrogena products before this so I was skeptical on trying *another* product from the Brand but having read rave reviews I gave in and bought this 6 months ago.I have been using it every morning since then and I must say I havent been disapoointed a bit.If any morning,I wake up with a little whitehead or pimple on my face,application of this face wash removes the top layer of the pimple and makes the healing process faster.True to its claim its not overdrying on the skin and follow up with a light moisturizer seems perfect.
2. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +
This is one raved product found in every oily,acne prone skin girl’s vanity and I,too can vouch for the credibility of this product.After shifting to a new city,I started noticing white bumps on one cheek which were neither whiteheads nor did they grow big enough to be categorised as a pimple.I wasn’t sure what home remedy or product would heal my skin disorder.But soon after I started trying this,I could notice a difference in my skin texture,those bumps were finally settling down and new breakouts’ frequency reduced a lot.Yay!!! Also,the product is Paraben free so it is no way going to clog pores. 🙂
3. Oriflame Skin Cleansing Pro System
In a world of Clarisonics and Michael Todds,which is a luxury beauty item for most of us,here is a humble brush cleansing system from Oriflame that works beautifully for the price it is sold for,justifying its worth.I tend to use it after removal of heavy makeup or twice on the week depending on,if the skin feels flaky or needs a deep cleanse.This handy little cleansing system comes with a pouch,thus making it easier to travel with.You only need to take your face wash onto its brush and rotate it around the face in circular motions to derive the maximum benefit from its one minute ritual.
4. Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash
Last in this list of the HImalaya Neem Face Wash which is an old favourite of many.Its effective,very cheap and suitable for any time of the year thus making it a cult favourite among beauties of all skin types.I like to alternate my evening skin care routine with this sometimes,since it foams a lot and gives that instant zing of a squeeky clean face after a long day.
Thats it from my side and my list of HG items which have proved effective and gentle on my skin for quite sometime now.
What are your skincare favourites?I would love to hear from you all.
Until next time.Bye Bye!!