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Skin Profiles: Oily Skin
June 28, 2013

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New to the Repêchage Beauty Blog, we’re profiling your skin type! In this series we will help you determine your skin’s needs and what products will fulfill them. After all, knowing the problem is the first step in solving it. In honor of summer, we’re kicking off the Skin Profiles with the best beauty regimen for oily skin, as the heat has us all looking for a way to reduce shine and oils.

Let’s start with the basics, how do you know if you have truly oily skin? Typically, those that have this skin type will have enlarged pores, are prone to breakouts, and tend to get shiny fairly easily. Does this sound like you? Keep reading! Another great way to determine if you have oily skin is to take a tissue and press it against your forehead, if you let go and it sticks, you have oily skin! Most of us with oily skin try to focus on reducing the appearance of our pores, while also decreasing shine and stopping breakouts before they happen. All of these goals are possible with the right products! To properly take care of this skin type you will need a skincare regimen that helps to normalize your oil production, without causing your skin to dry out, provides a fabulous deep cleanse to stop breakouts before they start, and helps minimize the appearance of your pores to keep you looking flawless! Fortunately, Repêchage has got you covered!

First, how do you start to balance your oil production?  It is always important to cleanse your skin each morning and night, no matter what your skin may be like, but a soap-free foam or mousse consistency is ideal for those looking to decrease oils. The Hydra Refine® Cleansing Mousse is perfect for daily deep pore cleansing! This soap-free formula helps eliminate pore-clogging oil without over drying skin or making your skin feel taut, which many oily skincare products tend to do. Key ingredients, such as Lemongrass Oil, help to purify the skin and provide antiseptic properties, while also helping to normalize oil production and reduce breakouts. Using this cleanser daily will help bring the balance your oil production needs to keep your complexion shine and blemish free!

Next let’s tackle perfecting your pores! A fantastic astringent is a must-have for oily skin! Astringents are highly impactful products that keep your pH balanced, helping you to retain your skin’s moisture level will also reducing oils, pretty amazing! The Repêchage Herbal Astringent will continue the work you started with your cleanser, by absorbing excess oils on the surface of your skin while also helping to minimize the appearance of your pores. This formulation also includes the extracts of seven natural herbs to help soothe and calm skin while providing anti-bacterial properties. This should always be applied after cleansing to give your skin its smoothest look possible!

Now, it’s time to give your skin a treat and improve its clarity and give it added control over breakouts! During the blistering months of the summer make time for this shine-busting mask! The One-Minute Exfoliating Mask provides you with a fast acting triple treatment to deep cleanse, absorb oils, and exfoliate all at the same time! Tiny spheres of rice bran wax and lactic acid gently slough off dull skin, helping to stop pores from clogging while ingredients like Lily of the Valley leave skin more clean, clear, smooth and balanced. This miraculous mask will have your skin looking picture in just one minute!

Finish off your skincare regimen with the Hydra Medic® Mattifying Moisturizer. This product uses Zinc Oxide to provide daily protection, help reduce redness and matte your complexion all day long! After applying, you will be shine-free and that tissue will no longer stick to your forehead!

What’s your skin type? Tell us in the comments below!

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Skin Profiles: Oily Skin