Saturday, 1 October 2016

Things I Hate About Having Oily Skin*

I have oily skin. I hate it. I am constantly shiny and no matter how hard I try, I will still be able to reflect the bloody sunlight off of my face! Although, having oily skin has its benefits such as; younger looking skin, less wrinkles and the ability to get a tan easily!

1: More prone to spots and acne

I don't think there is ever a time when I don't have a spot, blackhead, whitehead or whatever else your pores like to kindly create! My pores are always clogged by excess oil (sorry if that is too TMI for you but all you fellow oily skin people understand the struggle). My skin is really struggling at the moment, I have no idea why... I have a feeling it's because of the constant changes in the weather... is that a thing?!

2: The maintenance

So think of how much hassle your skin care routine can be... now times that by 10 and that's how hard it is for people with oily skin! We have to be on the constant hunt for products that contain no added oils to contribute to the excessive amounts of oil in our skin already! I have a pretty standard skin care routine; I cleanse, tone, polish, exfoliate and moisturise my skin. Recently, my skin care hasn't been up to scratch, purely because my skin has been quite sensitive to products and I've been scared to use anything.
However, a company called FrezyDerm* contacted me asking if I would like to try their products. They were kind enough to send me over their Hydration Matte Effect Cream which I was very eager to try, as I had never found a moisturiser that gives me hydration but keeps my skin matte at the same time! As soon as I opened the packaging, the bottle caught my eye! It's definitely a unique looking moisturiser and it looks like a professional product, trusted by dermatologists (which it actually is)! There's a myth that if you have oily skin, you shouldn't moisturise because it will make it more oily. That is certainly NOT true. You need to moisturise regardless of your skin type, which is why this moisturiser is perfect!
To give you the matte look, three powders are in the product; LMC Matrix, PM and Herbal Nylon, which give you the lasting matte effect. It also includes Oligosaccharides which is what gives your skin the moisture and lastly, Nigella Sativa and Pumpkin Oil (making the scent heavenly) to balance the oiliness (the true love of my life). 

3: CONSTANT SHINY FACE

No amount of blotting sheets and setting powders will stop my face from being a shiny mess. As you can imagine, being obsessed with make up is tough when you have oily skin because by the time you've applied it all, your oily skin would have melted it all off. So all you people out there complaining that your sweat is making your make up droop off... try adding oily skin to that too... absolute nightmare! 
One thing I love about this product is it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and youthful as well as, the fact it is a perfect primer for foundation! This is by far the only product that keeps my skin matte all day, so I 100% recommend it to all of my fellow oily skin sufferers! 


OILY SKIN SUFFERERS UNITE!

I hope you liked this post and you oily skin people need to get on board this!
What products do you use to help your oily skin?
What do you hate about having oily skin?

Let me know in the comments below :)

*This product is a PR sample sent to me by the company however, all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by the brand. 
Thank you FrezyDerm for collaborating with me on this post!