I am 55 and still have oily skin. If I use a moisturizer my face breaks out. What can I use to keep my skin healthy?

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  1. Cubie131 wrote on :

    I would think you could use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. Avon, in their Mark line, has one called Get a Tint, which is light weight and oil free, with an SPF 15. Also in the Mark line is a multi benefit foundation, oil free, with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Either way, you’d get some sun protection and should have no breakouts.

  2. Maria Comfort wrote on :

    In many ways, you are lucky to still have the oily skin, because you will age well. Since using a moisturizer breaks out your skin, there are two possibilities: 1) the product has something in it to which you are allergic; 2) the product is too acidic for your skin.

    The cell size of a moisturizer is supposed to be larger than your skin cells so that it sits on top of your skin. Its primary function is to keep in the moisture and to protect your skin from the elements of your environment, keeping them out. If your moisturizer happens to have special ingredients in it which are trying to penetrate your skin while the other main ingredients are there to stop it, you have a battle of cells on your skin.

    First, when you break out, take a cotton tip and dip it in Hydrogen Peroxide, and then apply to any of the areas that need attention. This will kill the bacteria under your skin, and help those pimples to find their way out from under!

    All my clients use extra virgin olive oil daily. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has a cell size smaller than your blood cell. Consequently, it penetrates deep into your skin to protect it. What about my oily skin and breaking out? you ask. In fact, your sebaceous glands feel the presence of the oil and stop producing more oil or sebum. You stop breaking out. The EVOO also has every anti-oxidant the body requires and in direct proportion. So you have the added benefit of the anti-oxidants protecting and nourishing your skin.

    The way to tell if your EVOO is a good product is to rub a small amount between your hands. There should be either the slight odor of olives or no odor at all. If there is an odor, don’t use it on your skin.

    Wash your face, then take about 1/2 a teaspoon of EVOO and rub it between your hands. Apply it to your face, neck and upper chest. You can rub it in or not. If you have any feelings of greasiness, take a tissue and blot your skin. You can then apply makeup.

    This is help to regulate the oils in your skin, remove those fine lines, and leave your skin looking healthy and bright. After five days of doing this, you will have people asking you what you have done with your face, you look so much better.

    Although this sounds like too simple a solution, it is the most effective that I have found for my clients. This advice was first given to me by Dr. Peter Pugliese (look him up.)

    I hope these simple measures are helpful and that you can start right away. It is a good idea to get a small bottle, clean it, and fill it with the EVOO. Keep it next to your sink in the bathroom, and you will be more inclined to use it daily.

    Good luck toward wonderful skin.

    Maria Comfort

  3. JunieB wrote on :

    You do stil need to keep moisturizing as oil & water are two separate things! Only use an oil-free moisturizer & before app ing make sure sure your skin is cleansed & toned to keep your pores free of impurities which can lead to the breakouts you are talking about. If you want to shop department store Lancome Absolue lotion will give you lots of anti aging properties whilst being oil free. In the drugstore Neutrogena will be your best bet. Avon has a great cleanser Rejuvenate which cleanses & tones at the same time. Follow that with Mark’s Matte Chance Mattifying lotion which helps balance your skin by reducing oiliness by as much as 30% so you won’t have that greasy feeling on your skin when you add a regular moisturizer. My link will take you to my website or Avon.com will give you a representative near you. Look on the bright side too-your skin is always going to look good as you age & you will have far fewer lines & wrinkles than people who have always had dry skin (myself included!).

  4. traceybrown wrote on :

    Hi KYMomma,

    Believe it or not, this is quite a common dilemma for many women over 50–oily skin and breakouts.
    What’s important is to look for an oil-free hydrating moisturizer that contains acne controlling ingredients. The good news is that most of those ingredients are also wonderful for anti-aging as well.

    I am a firm believer in multitasking skincare, so for day I suggest a hydrating lotion that contains and SPF.
    Here are some excellent choices that I have personally road tested:
    1. Normaderm Daily Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion $23.50
    Skin Concern: Oily skin and imperfections
    Skin Type: Acne blemishes, blackheads, clogged pores, shine.
    Daily moisturizer to clear skin of imperfections. A light, oil-free hydrating lotion containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid and LHA also suitable for sensitive skin.

    2. Miracle Skin™ Transformer SPF 20 $48 (I LOVE this one, it can even take the place of makeup if you use one with a tint!)

    What it is:
    A five-in-one formula designed to hydrate, prime, enhance, mattify, and protect your skin in a single step.

    What it is formulated to do:
    This multitasking complexion enhancer instantly provides your skin with an antioxidant-rich hydrating base, primed smooth finish, weightless coverage, and SPF 20. The complex is formulated with a rich combination of vitamins to improve your skintone, luminosity, and texture, while minimizing the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections. Achieve a radiant, airbrushed complexion in seconds with the skin-soothing color minerals and enjoy the sheer, light finish with buildable coverage possibilities.

    Two without SPF that are excellent for night use:
    1. AmorePacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel Oil-Free $100
    (pricey but ohhhhh so worth it, i’m in love with their eye cream!)
    What it is:
    A refreshing, oil-free hydrating gel that works to delay all signs of aging.

    What it is formulated to do:
    This deeply hydrating gel stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin to improve moisture levels. Formulated with ginger root extract and nine essential amino acids, these ingredients revitalize the skin to reveal a radiant complexion.

    2. origins Zero Oil™ Oil-Free Moisture Lotion 26.50


    What it is:
    A lightweight, oil-free, hydrating lotion that instantly reduces shine, refines skin texture, and creates a smooth, matte finish.

    What it is formulated to do:
    They say skin becomes drier with age. But not for you. Even after adolescence your skin is overly oily. This product’s natural oil-foilers delete excess oil without overdrying skin. Pores are refined. Shine is reduced. And skin feels refreshed.

  5. avonlady wrote on :

    I would recommend Avon’s MagiX Factor Perfector SPF 20. It goes on so smooth and just feels so nice and doesn’t clog pores. It’s a very nice , dry feeling. Inexpensive too and you can control how much comes out of the tube so a little goes a long way.

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