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Best facial cleansers for super oily skin ?


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Initial post: Jul 22, 2012 11:25:41 PM PDT
If you've got really super oily facial skin, has anyone out there found some cleansers that work really well ?

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 7:01:07 AM PDT
I have very oily skin. Paradoxically, the best method I have found is the oil cleansing method. It has brought the oiliness and acne under control. Google it. You will think I am nuts but it has been awesome. I have been doing if for 4 years now.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 8:31:41 PM PDT
Arielski says:
Are you using an oil-free moisturizer? Skin can pump out oil when it is dehydrated. Also, drink plenty of water. As for oiliness, a mild facial soap, like Pears or Neutrogena should work. Follow up with a toner, then moisturizer, preferably with SPF 15 or more.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:15:24 PM PDT
A. Smith says:
I have super oily skin in the summer, mainly. I love Cetaphil for sensitive skin to death, BUT I found that african black soap is AMAZING for really oily skin. Some people are put off by the name, but its inexpensive and great all over. It gets the skin super clean and I don't see shine for hours WITHOUT having to go through an extended process of cleaning, toning, or even moisturizing, etc... An oil free sunscreen is great with it. I, too, heard that the oil cleansing method was great. I just purchased a few things to try when the weather starts to cool and my oily period dies down. I have grapeseed oil already and love the astringent properties, but still find that even the tiniest drop makes me shiny. Thankfully it's non comedogenic.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 10:00:43 PM PDT
Auntie Lynn says:
Cetaphil is one of the best. I use Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap - it does the job without stripping the skin. Made in England - kind of expensive but boy is it worth it!!!

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 12:08:26 AM PDT
L. Collado says:
I use Alpha Hydrox Foaming Cleanser for my obscenely oily skin. It washes makeup off quite well too. I have heard good things about Fresh Umbrian Clay Bar also.

Don't let anyone talk you into Purpose gentle cleanser though. That stuff doesn't wash anything off for me. Ended up using it to wash makeup brushes. African Black Soap can probably work, but the variety I tried kind of leaves a film on my face, which might depend on the tap water quality. I have the same issue with castille soaps.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 6:14:18 AM PDT
M. Santana says:
I have oily skin but it is usually oilier during the summer months. In the winter I use more gentler cleansing formulas like cetaphil or St. Ives but in the summer I tend to use cleansers with salicylic acid or some kind of menthol or citrus to give my skin that refreshing feel. Also use aloe vera gel to tighten the pores and Dickinson's witch hazel. Another great advice always wash your hands before you wash your face.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 7:14:58 AM PDT
StarlaC says:
I second the African Black Soap. It has made a world of difference on my oiliness.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 7:53:57 AM PDT
You can apply a thin film of plain Milk of Magnesia liquid to your skin. I've done a thin film for day, that can't be seen by others. You can use more and do a mask. It really soaks up a lot of oil, and it's cheap.

Neutrogena Fresh Foaming cleanser works well for me.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 2:31:21 PM PDT
Neutrogena 2 in 1 is very good.

http://youtu.be/5p6cDECUm98

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Posted on Jul 25, 2012 6:53:36 PM PDT
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Ziggy Mama says:
Try Witch Hazel as a toner and a facial mask .... I use Proactiv Refining Mask and Queene Helene Mint Mask

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 9:52:43 PM PDT
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