How to control facial oil?

snoodlesAugust 27, 2006

Hi! I am hoping someone has a tried and true method for this. I swear I can feel oil producing on my chin and cheeks (near my nose/eyes) at all times. When my picture is taken, yep major shine and yuck.

I've looked Biore Shine Control Moisturizer but I am afraid of moisturizers. I just don't know.

Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!



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Hi Erika,

Hope you check back, it's been a while since you posted this question.

Don't laugh, try a little Milk of Magnesia. Rub it on with a non lint-y type of cloth. I sometimes use a paper towel, or even, just my fingers. Don't go crazy with it.

Hope this helps.


    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 2:56PM
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Thank you Rita! I have never heard of such a thing as using MoM before. I would do this prior to putting on make up or at night? "Tap" it in or just barely rub?
Sounds like an very inexpensive idea though :)

Thanks again!


    Bookmark   September 15, 2006 at 11:43PM
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I've done this and it works. I just rub a tad on with my fingers prior to makeup. Don't use too much or you'll have a white cast to your skin. I only put it on my t-zone since that's where I'm the oiliest.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2006 at 12:11AM
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I use Clean and Clear oil-blotting sheets during the day. They soak up the excess oil extremely well and leave your make-up in tact.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2006 at 11:27PM
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You might also try washing morning and evening with a product containing tea tree oil.

My husband has very oily skin and used to be quite acne prone. He started using a tea tree oil wash from the Body Shop and the oil/acne problem improved significantly.

Now he's using a tea tree wash from Desert Essence, and that works well also. You can probably find it at Whole Foods or a health products store.

This won't help during the day, but it might help reduce the overall amount of whole your skin produces.

Here is a link to the Desert Essence product.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tea Tree Face Wash

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 2:16PM
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Also, did you know that tea tree oil is one of the best natural healers. If you get blemishes use pure tea tree oil on the blemish. Tea tree oil sounds like an oil but it is not oily. It only heals. Milk of magnesia works. I can't believe people still use that!! When I was a teenager in the sixties we used MOM. Well, somethings are still good today:)

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 2:09AM
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Have you tried it yet?? Paloma 2001 already answered your question regarding how to use it. Yeah, I have put too much on before and looked like a ghost. But its easy to take back off too. And your right, it is pretty cheap, even the store brand works.


    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 3:21PM
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The MOM is great!! I tried it and didn't start to shine until late afternoon - about 4 or 5 pm. Normally I am blotting my face all day. Thanks for the tip!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2006 at 5:53AM
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Hi Erika,

Rather than just applying treatment to your skin, there are some food whcih can also help you control the facial oil problem.

try to eat carrots, it got some nutrition that can help the skin to control the oil issue.

i hope this helps =)


    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 6:24AM
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Ok my face has been oily since I was 12 I'm 32 now and it jus gets worse. My back even gets oily. My mom told me to use a moisterizer but I don't like using anything else that gets me shinning even more. And from this my face continues to breakout and I HATE IT. can a dermotologist please respond????????? Thank u

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 10:02AM
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I do aspirin masks once a week.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 6:49PM
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