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Oily Skin Mistake: Your Oil Blotting Sheets

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Why is my skin oily? What causes oily skin? These questions often plague those who suffer from oily skin, but the answer isn’t a simple one. Oily skin can be caused by a whole host of unexpected factors like stress, your medication, overusing certain skin care products, or even getting a tan! To see our […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

How to reduce face redness: 4 simple steps to calm sensitive skin

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Skin irritation and redness on the face can be a year-round problem, but an exceptionally harsh winter has bumped these concerns to the top of nearly everyone’s list. Yet, even though so many people are experiencing excessive dryness, flaking, flushing, and touch sensitivity, treating Sensitive skin can still seem like a mystery. My inbox is […]

 
 

Dry skin? 4 sneaky culprits.

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During the cold, dry Winter months, the cause of your dehydrated skin might seem like a no-brainer. Simply switching out your moisturizer, or adding a hydrating serum to your daily routine should provide a quick fix. But sometimes a quick fix isn’t enough. The problem isn’t just the weather – it’s your habits. Here are […]

 
 

What is my skin type?

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Oily, dry, combination, sensitive – do you know your skin type? Knowing what kind of skin you have can mean the difference between having a perfect complexion or problematic skin. Using products meant for a skin type other than yours can lead to anything from dryness to breakouts, and sometimes both at the same time […]

 
 

Enlarged pores aren’t potholes – quit trying to fill them!

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Move over BB cream – there’s a new fad sweeping countertops, and it’s here to clog your pores! More women are adding “pore fillers” to their daily skin care agenda, hoping to blur or erase pores from their complexion completely. However, much like BB creams, you can file these under “unnecessary skin care”. While you […]

 
 

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 […]