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i have normal to oily skin. i don't use anything for it other than blotting papers but my skin is still shiny. no acne luckily but especially once the weather gets hot i have to always have blotting papers with me or my nose and forehead can look quite shiny.
it's true harsh cleansers and toners can actually make it worse and overstimulate sebum production but i think there's not much you can do about the type of skin you have, oily or dry.
the one advantage of oily skin is i've heard it ages better than dry skin - i guess all that oil keeps it from wrinkling as much. let's hope that's true.
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Novice, I just bought the Olay toner with witchhazel in it today. Haven't used it yet, but I'll update with the results.
And yes, I have oily skin. It's not too bad if I can control it, but it's not so great when it comes to makeup. I have to check it every few hours. Hopefully it works out for me in the long run.
100ml Apple Cider Vinegar, 100ml Water and 4 Aspirin - this lasts about 2/3 months. The ACV balances your skin's ph and the aspirin, I believe, is considered mainly an anti-inflammatory in this respect.
Pleiades, I would think the aspirin would be very drying. Perhaps it's diluted enough so that it wouldn't be an issue. I think I'll try it! If it's a no go, it's not like $$$ is down the drain.
I also use apple cider vinegar, specifically Bragg's with Mother strain. I mix it 2 parts water to one part vinegar. I follow that with tea tree oil, which acts as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
I'm not sure what skin type I am - I get very shiny very quickly, but also get really dry if I neglect my skin for more than a day or two. I'm about to turn 40, so I have that delightful I-have-wrinkles-and-am-acne-prone-both thing going on. However, since I started doing the apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil regimen, my complexion has really calmed down.
We all like to think we're so special. But in the end, we all do the same stupid shit. - Dennis Miller
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