If you have combination skin like me , finding a skin care routine that tones down that shiny forehead without drying out the rest of your face can be hard. I’ve found that this combination of products is killer at keeping your skin balanced and moisturized as well as fighting the occasional breakout.
Use daily: wash with Garnier Clean Plus blackhead eliminating scrub (with charcoal) – Immediately I saw oil control results with this product lasting all day. Then after using this scrub for about week I noticed a few pesky dark marks fading. The charcoal works magic purifying your skin and is a mild enough exfoliator to use daily without irritating it.
Use weekly or as needed: Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Clenser (with benzoyl peroxide). I prefer products with saylic acid for everyday use and benzoyl peroxide for occasional spot treatments. Massage a dab onto your problem area as soon as you notice it- in the AM and again before bed, let sit for a few minutes then rinse off. Pimple should be gone in 1-2 days.
Daily on oily T-Zone (forehead!!): Gel Moisturizers reduce any appearance of oil and leave skin looking fresh and balanced. They’re perfect for wearing alone or under makeup, especially as the weather warms up. I interchangeably use Deja Vu Dead Sea Minerals Vita Gel and Shisheido Pureness Moisturizing Gel Cream. They’re both light weight and absorb quickly. Also try Garnier Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream ($8)
Daily on normal and dry areas: use your favorite cream base moisturize to soothe skin that easily dries out. You know that tight face feeling you get as soon as the water evaporates off you face after you wash it ugh! Mine is Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream which moisturizes without being heavy or greasy.
On Weekends right before makeup: or just on a excess oily areas, Clean & Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Cream Cleanser is pretty much a supernatural powder cream that soaks oil up like a mop. Another great tool for beating shiny foreheads and keeping them from stealing all the shine (no pun intended) in your weekends pics after a carefully applied makeup job starts to wear off.
Biweekly : mix it up with new and different facial masks, both homemade and store bought. I need a mask here and there especially after a heavy makeup weekend where I wasn’t so great about washing off my face before bed (shame). I’ll be sure to post about some of my favs in the future.