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Oily Skin Remedies: Less is More

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Have you ever cleansed your skin more than twice in a day to help remove excess oil? You could be doing more harm than good. People often compensate for having excessively oily skin by overusing certain skin care products and routines. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. When you […]

 
 

How to Cure Oily Skin: Don’t Get a Tan

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One of the biggest myths about oily skin is that tanning can be a good oily skin treatment. Nothing could be further from the truth! There are multiple oily skin remedies, but tanning actually worsens oily skin. While tanning can temporarily “dry out” skin, which is why many think it’s an oily skin treatment, that’s […]

 
 

How To Prevent Oily Skin: Look In Your Medicine Cabinet

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Wondering how to stop oily skin? Your medicine cabinet may be to blame. Over 70% of Americans take prescription drugs – and many more take over the counter medications on a daily basis. These drug may actually be the cause of your unexplained oil and shine. Many drugs actually list oily skin as a side […]

 
 

How to Stop Oily Skin: Stress and Skin Problems

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You may have tried a million oily skin remedies, but the underlying cause of your oily skin could be something you didn’t expect: stress. Stress can worsen any skin problem, especially oily skin. Excess oil production is one of the most common skin issues, and stress usually plays a huge role. Stress causes the hormone cortisol […]

 
 

3 Tips for Talking to Clients about Oil Control

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Skin care professionals: With spring underway, and summer hot on its tracks, more and more clients will come into the treatment room experiencing excess shine. I’ve talked about oily skin causes , and how Oil Control Mattifier can stop the shine before it starts, but it might seem difficult to find a time to recommend […]

 
 

What causes oily skin? How to get rid of oily skin.

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Have you ever asked yourself “Why is my skin so oily?” You’re not alone. There’s an epidemic of Oily skin currently happening from coast to coast. Think it can’t happen to you? It can! Excess oil doesn’t just happen to those with genetically Oily skin – virtually anyone can experience breakthrough shine and excess oil […]

 
 

Skin Care 911: Oil Crisis

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It’s the first in our ongoing Skin Care 911 series. The first edition – slick, shiny, oil-rich skin. Many people were born this skin type, and others find themselves getting oilier in summer months like these. But when you have a big event – maybe it’s a job interview, or a wedding, or a reunion, all you want is to look your best so you can feel cool, confident and self-assured.

 
 

S.O.S for oily skin

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I know SOS means “save our ship,” but sometimes having oily skin can make you feel like you are drowning. . . in ooze! I spent years trying to figure out how to get rid of oil skin (no longer a concern. . . age has its benefits!) Are you battling excessive oil? Let’s double-check the […]

 
 

You mean I’m a prune?

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Dry skin is one of the most misunderstood concepts in skin care. You may think that sounds ridiculous. Dry skin is dry skin, right? Well maybe it is…or maybe it isn’t. Is a plum a prune? I feel like I’m talking in circles here, so let me explain as best I can. Truly dry skin […]

 
 

Pores Aren’t Lipstick

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A question I hear frequently is “Can I make my pores smaller?” Before I answer, let’s delve into pores (not literally) and discover what they do. The pores we are talking about produce sebum, or oil that excretes to the surface of the skin from a gland housed within the pore known as the sebaceous […]