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Old 09-09-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Oily Face

Why is my face oily all the time. My scalp is oily too.
I have to wash my hair every day. My skin on my legs and arms are dry. Only Face and Scalp Oily.

 
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Re: Oily Face

Could be hormones! I found that my face was extremely oily as a teen. After I went on birth control, it evened out soon. Now I'd say I have combination skin, but it's much more manageable.

When my skin was oily, I had to make sure I wasn't using products that were too harsh. These can strip the face of oil and actually make your face produce even MORE oil. I try to stick with a gentle face wash and oil free makeup. I highly recommend Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets. They are inexpensive and work great! You just use the little sheets to soak up any excess oil. They work better than blotting papers for me and they help keep my skin feeling fresh. You might go through them a bit fast if you have a lot of oil. I found that some stores even sell a generic store-brand version of them, so you can save money and buy these.

For hair, have you tried a dry shampoo? If you are shampooing every day, just make sure again that you are using a gentle formula. Make sure to not get any conditioner near your roots to avoid an oily scalp. I have to wash my hair every day or almost every day because I run often and get too sweaty to not wash it. For days when I don't run and just get oily roots (but the ends feel okay), I use a dry shampoo at the roots. It helps soak up oil and refresh your hair. It also smells good. I use Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret spray. This one is a little pricey, but other brands make ones a bit cheaper too. Give them a try!

 
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