If you have really oily skin like myself, well I have good news. I found a cure, that will dramatically cut down the amount of oil your face produces.
ALOE VERA GEL!!!
This stuff is amazing!!!! I started using it couple days ago, it gets rid of red marks within hours, and apply this stuff right before you apply your makeup.
I did that yesterday, and throughout the entire day I didnt produce a single amount of oil. I went 9 hours without having to even pad down my face ONCE. Normally I would have to pad down my face every couple hours.
I know this stuff does make your skin a bit dryer. But the keys are to use very little and you wont get any flakiness. And thats the key to oily skin. Keep it as dry as possible. I personally dont think moisturizers should be used on oily skin. Even though they are oil free, they tend to make oily skin even more oily.
Hmmm, I wonder if it would help me out...My skin is really dry and flaky, although at the end of the day I'm all oily. So, I have pretty severe combination skin. I also have red marks and scars too. Maybe if I would just use a little bit of it at a time? What do you think?
I've found the same thing to be true for me too! I wanted to post something on it too, but I have only been using it for the past couple of days. It is really good to heal the skin as well, which is why I initially used it. It's great!
I too like the aloe vera gel. I am using Jasons 98%. It has helped improve my acne damaged skin, and I have only been using it for about 4-5 days. My facial skin has some moderate acne scarring, and is dry, flaky, and looks kind of 'worn' in some places.
I wanted 100% aloe vera gel. But a salesgirl told me you don't get 100% gel, unless you squeeze it yourself out of the plant, so at best you get 99% or so.
The Jason's 98% gel I use also contains allantoin and chlorophyll.
All the Best.
The above is only my Personal Humble Opinion, Folks.
I am no expert on these matters. Please consult the (supposed) experts, and seek the advice of other people as well.
I use "Best 100% gel" 100% natural. It costed me $4 for 1kg.
I think this stuff is for real. Today I had my makeup on for 14hrs. It was very hot outside, I spent some time in the sun, sweated a bit, went shopping, movies, dinner, friends place, and to a club and dance like nuts for 2 hrs straight.
Wellfor the entire day I never had to pad down my face once. I just got home not long ago, took a look at the mirror and my face looked just like how I left the house. No shine at all!!!!!!!
All I have to say is WOW!!!!!!!!!! Im so relived, I can now go thru the day without having to worry about my shine.
WEll I never thought Aloe Vera would stop oilyness. I actually thought it would increase it. Hmmm. Maybe I should try it cause I'm reaaaaaaaaaaally oily. I do knwo that I put aloe on a cut pimple and its healing quite nicely.
Aloe Vera is an unusual plant. It heals and has many beneficial properties; it's also a moisturizer, yet it primarily is a drying gel. The reason you don't create excess oil is because aloe vera dries your skin. I'm not sure why this is, nor do I understand why people use it as a moisturizer. It seems contradictory. I love aloe vera, but I rarely use it. But hey, whatever works!