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Those of us who go head-to-head with our oily skin daily will relate to the eternal struggle of wanting to have hydrated skin, but trying not to look like a high-shine mirror throwing out spotlight reflections from our faces. IS THIS TOO MUCH TO ASK, PEOPLE?

It’s fine. I’m fine. The shine show must go on.

Now that it’s Winter, the game is changing. We’ve put together a Beauty Bible of sorts on the Great Oily Skin Battle of 2018. It’s a thing.

Our skin of course is more than just dry, oily, acne-prone etc. We are nuanced beings, and this is no different when it comes to our skin.

The question is, why do some of us suffer more from oily skin in the winter, and others suffer with dryness?

It seems unfair, between having to glue ourselves to our hot water bottles and getting up when it’s still dark, why should our skin be causing us problems on top of that?

Michele Farber of Schweiger Dermatology Group claims that: “Skin can become more oily as a mechanism to compensate for excess dryness. The skin will overcompensate in sebum or oil production to moisturise itself.” 

Rude much? Never fear, we're here to save the shiny day. Here are our top tips for combating oily skin during winter, thank us later…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Prioritise and Moisturise

You might think that moisturising skin which is already oily is a mistake, how ever oily skin compensates for excess dryness, so keeping it hydrated is KEY.

The right moisturiser for you is like getting a bra fitting, it can be a hassle but so worth the results if you’re patient enough. Each and every one of us has unique skin cells, so it can be next to impossible to find the skin regime for us.

There are dozens and dozens of moisturisers on the market, but our personal recommendation is to use one with Vitamin E.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Watch your Tone

Yon-Ka ESSENTIALS have the BEST lotion on the market – it’s an alcohol free invigorating mist for normal to oily skin and contains five essential oils. Their ESSENTIALS range start your beauty regime the right way- with cleansing.

They work to gently purity and optimise the effectiveness of your everyday care regimen, and leaves your skin soft and hydrated.

Use after cleansing and spray onto the face as a mist in the  morning and at night for best results.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Avoid using petroleum jelly
According to make-up artist Katey Denno, petroleum jelly (Vaseline) can create the illusion of granting us moisturised skin, but actually the substance suffocates your pores.

It’s water-repellant and not water-soluble, so it actually just seals the barrier so that moisture cannot leave the skin.

Basically you're actually drying out your pores by keeping out the air and moisture, while it's thick texture makes it tricky to cleanse the skin. It's literally a lose-lose, gals.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Tea Tree Oil

Hot showers in the winter are widely recognised as stripping your skin of it’s essential oils, thereby preventing it from achieving moisture.

By using tea tree oil with warm water, this makes up for the loss of moisture and brings your skin back to its supple self in no time.

5. It’s all about keeping the pores happy

Changes in the weather make our pores hella cranky.

Environmental causes are some of the major factors in skin issues, meaning that our pores have a bit of a ‘mare in the winter especially. Our skin has its own survival techniques which can be the bane of our facial lives, but really it’s just trying to do it’s job.

6. Don’t let it dry out

Farber also claims that “If your skin is dry, it’ll often feel tight and have a white-ish flaking more diffused all over the face. Oily skin will often concentrate around sebaceous areas, like the T-zone, and pores in this areas may be visibly larger.”

Dry skin translates to an overproduction of sebum and oils, most likely because of the extreme temperate changes from freezing cold outdoors to overheated indoors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Keeping your skin cleansed is a MUST- no matter what type you are.

Yon-Ka ESSENTIAL Masque 103 is a purifying, clarifying mask which may actually save your skin, become the love of your life and have your kids all at once. A bold claim for a bold product.

This detoxifying mask contains three types of clay which purify the skin, tighten pores, brighten the complexion and leave it with an exceptional glow.

Glow up, shine down. It's ideal.

8. Stay THURSTY

Drink as much water as you are physically capable of every day, and your pores will thank you for it- guaranteed. Everyone needs different amounts, the two litres per day ‘fact’ is most likely a myth but if your body is dehydrated then so is your skin, that math adds up.

9. Use a clean towel whenever you are washing that lovely face of yours!

You don’t want any bacteria present in the towel to be transferred right back onto your face. Pat your skin dry instead of roughly trying to rub the make-up or skin cells off.

Clean towels prevent oily skin and breakouts, so they’re essentially your undercover guardian angel. Wash them at LEAST once a week, folks.

There you have it, nine core tips for surviving the winter with oily skin.

Remember that each person is totally unique, and research and discover what products feel right for you. Treat your skin with the care and calm it deserves, you’ll be radiant and glowing in no time without the unwanted shine.

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It’s the perfect time of the year to switch up your skincare regime, and we’ve looked far and wide to find the best possible products to give our skin a much needed pick-me-up!

Since starting in 2004, e.l.f. cosmetics have become one of the fastest growing American companies in the world, and for a good reason.

Their skincare range has gone from strength to strength, and these three new items have given us the five star treatment for our tired skin.

 

e.l.f. Moisturising Sleeping Mask (€13.80)

This fabulous Moisturising Sleeping Mask gives your skin hydration overnight so you can wake up to soft, comforted skin.

During your nightly regimen, apply an even, thin layer on your face, neck and chest, and don’t forget to let it dry in before you head to bed for roughly ten minutes. Leave the mask on the skin overnight, and cleanse your face in the morning.

If you use this every night, it delivers deep hydration to your skin, so you can leave your dehydration worries behind.

The mask is also infused with purified water, aloe, vitamin E and jojoba to give you the ultimate nourishment.

Go on, treat your skin, you deserves it!

e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream (€13.25)          

We all have our struggles with hiding the bags under eyes some days, and it can be so difficult to find the right product to give your face a glowing lift.

Lucky for us, this e.l.f. nourishing cream helps to hydrate and minimise the appearance of dark circles and puffiness for radiant and rejuvenated skin that won’t show the traces of tiredness.

The eye cream is made with cruelty-free, natural ingredients which are infused with Purified Water and skin nourishing jojoba, Vitamin E, and cucumber.

Help soothe and protect the delicate skin area around the eye by using it in the morning and evening after your cleanse.

Rich in antioxidants, Shea Butter and Green Tea and totally free from parabens, sulphate and phthalates, you’ll know for sure that your eye cream is ethical and healthy.

Gently dab around the under eye, forehead and along the brow bone to illuminate your tired eyes, the difference is such a boost!

e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm (€10.35)

The new e.l.f. prep & hydrate balm is a convenient, versatile water-based primer stick that immediately hydrates your skin, smooths uneven lines and prepare it for any make-up you want to utilise.

The two-in-one formula and stick shape makes it so easy to carry around with you, whether you’re going to work, the gym or a night out.

You can simply twist up to apply to the face in a circular motion before starting your make-up application regime.

Blend in if you need to, perfect for dry, chapped hands, elbows and knees.

The ingredients include shea butter, cocoa, aloe and grape for effective moisturising, you’ll be feeling, smelling and looking great in seconds. The embodiment of practicality, sign us up!

All e.l.f. products are cruelty free, and pride themselves on being completely free from parabens, sulphate and phthalates.

Using natural goodness to get illuminated skin? Sounds good to us!

Pick up some e.l.f. cosmetic skincare goodies in pharmacies nationwide and in select Penneys stores.

Check out their website for more information on the rising star brand!

www.elfcosmetics.com
 

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We admit it – we love nothing more than to run out and buy the latest beauty ‘must-have’, but the reality is that we could live without most of these things. Here are the top five beauty products you don’t REALLY need:

Primer
Does applying primer REALLY make a difference to how your make-up looks, or how long it stays on? Some make-up artists even say it can clog your pores! Are you really going to fork out your hard earned cash for that? It’s a pity too because we love the silky feeling it gives our skin!

Toner
Some people may disagree, but you can definitely live without toner. It’s meant to get rid of any residual product after cleansing, but most cleansers come off pretty easily these days. It’s also supposed to close up your pores – nothing a splash of cold water can’t sort out!

Foot cream
Any cream that claims to be for one specific part of your body is lying. A general body lotion is the best way to go – and less clutter in the bathroom!

Shaving cream
All shaving cream does is soften the hairs and make it easier to glide the razor over the skin, something that a blob of hair conditioner can do just as well! A lot of shower gels these days have moisturising qualities too so they would also work. Though we do like the way it foams up!

SPF 100
While it’s important to protect your skin from the sun, forking out for an extra high SPF factor isn’t really necessary. SPF 30 protects you from 97% of UV rays, while SPF 100 is only 2% better at 99% protection. Just make sure to use whatever factor you choose properly by applying it evenly and regularly. 

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If you want to look shine-free this summer, it’s important you regulate your beauty routine. Although blotting paper and mattifying primers help, there is a lot more you can do to prevent a midday shiny face.

Keep these pointers in mind the next time you want to buy new products:

Use an oil regulating cleanser
A cleanser with ingredients like salicylic acid or purifying clay help clear pores and control oiliness.

Use a toner
Since harsh ingredients get rid of natural oils and cause your skin to produce extra oil, use a natural toner with tea tree oil or calendula extracts.

Clay mask
Use a clay-based mask once a week to shrink pores and regulate oil control.

Exfoliate
Not only does it get rid of the dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin, but it also makes the oil-controlling products you apply afterwards more effective.

Primer
Look for a translucent primer that is suited for your skin type to use under makeup or on its own.

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