oily skin

Oils for Oily Skin

Don’t let the title scare you away… Using a face oil is a fabulous new trend to help combat oily skin as well as hydrate and soothe the skin. Think of it as fighting oil with oil!

Lately i’ve been obsessed with facial oils and my skin has never been more soft and happy!

Why use an oil?

For those with oily/combination skin you want to go for a dry oil. A dry oil is a little less “oily” than a traditional oil. They tend to feel more silky and dry on the skin rather than greasy. 

Using a facial oil under moisturizer or as a replacement to your moisturizer can help your skin produce less oil. Sometimes those with oily skin use skin care that is too drying, stripping the skin of it’s natural oils only to cause your skin to over produce more oil to balance it out. Instead of trying to take away oil, you can add oil to sort of trick your skin into thinking it doesn’t need to produce as much oil because it’s already properly hydrated. Face oils also make great moisturizers for oily skin because they sink in super quickly because it’s they’re so light weight so you’re not left with a greasy film over the skin that some thick moisturizers can cause. A lot of the facial oils I’ve tried have had awesome healing properties that help fade acne scars and sooth acne!

How to use an oil?

A facial oil can be applied under your favorite moisturizer or as a replacement to your moisturizer. Oils, especially dry oils, make great light weight moisturizers that absorb into the skin super quickly. I prefer to use an oil at night and a more light weight gel moisturizer in the day time. 

You only need a few drops, about 3 - 5, to cover the entire face. Applying too much might cause you to feel a bit greasy so start with 3 - 4 drops.

Some dry oils I love are

  • Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Detox Oil $52 
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate $46
  • Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil $50
  • Pai Bioregenerate Rose Hip Oil $35 (available at Whole Foods or online)
  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for Face $8 (not my favorite because it’s not as potent and has more fillers but great for those on a budget)

Have you heard of this Superfood?!

Moringa, also known as the “Miracle  Tree” because it is one of the most nutrient rich plants on the earth! It contains 90+ nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and all the amino acids. It’s a great source of vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Moringa is known to boost the immune system and provide sustained energy, while also promoting muscle relaxation and a better sleep. 

We use this powerful plant powder in our Hippie bar, as it also has amazing skin benefits!!


Coffee filters as blotting paper: What?

So a few weeks ago I purchased the wrong size of coffee filters by mistake and even when I tried to make it work, it just didn’t. After coming back home from the supermarket with my roommate I told her about it. Her response? “Why don’t you make them your bloting paper?”

And guys. I did. 

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Skin Care Tip:
  • To remove your makeup use Coconut Oil. All foundations contain oil so it will break it down even oil-free foundations.
  • Now shower time: 

Dry skin: Apply coconut oil to your face before getting into the shower. The hot water strips your face of it’s natural oils and the coconut oil will act as a barrier. Then you can just wash it off with face wash in the shower. It will leave your skin smooth and plump. If you have dry skin you can also use it as a natural moisturizer. (Jojoba oil works great too.)
Oily skin: Same applies. I know what you’re thinking “ew adding oil to my face?!” Yes, hot water strips your face of natural oil and as a person with oily skin you’re doing much more like exfoliating more often and using harsher face washes. The coconut oil will do the exact same thing as with dry skin and because you’re not stripping your face of as much oil…. less oil production. If you have oily skin sometimes the over exfoliating and harsher products actually cause your skin to be more oily. Your face makes more oil to over do the removed oil plus a little extra because your skin knows you’re going to strip it!
Hope that helps, message me if you have any questions. (Also make sure the oil is skin safe when buying it at a food store!)

For those who keep asking about my skincare routine. this is it. I wash my face 2 to 3 times a day with pure ivory bar soap. then ,4 days out of the week, I use these 2 masks. first, I wash my face with pure ivory bar soap. second, I use the polishing black sugar and charcoal mask. This mask scrubs dead skin off and gets rid of blackheads. it kinda hurts when you scrub it on your face and it will make your skin a little red while doing so, but its totally worth it. third, I use the avocado and oatmeal clay mask. this mask tightens and dries out my pores and gets rid of pimples. I leave on the charcoal and black sugar mask longer than it says to. it says your supposed to leave it on for 5-7 minutes, but I leave mine on for around 30 minutes and before I take it off, I lightly wet my hands and do a major hard scrub on my face before rinsing it off.  for the avocado mask it does not say how long to leave it on. I leave mine on for about an hour and a half. by the time I take it off, my skin is super soft and it really reduces redness and pimples with one use. I recommend it to anyone who is prone to oily skin and acne. these products are at local drugstores like walgreens, rite aid and even walmart for super cheap prices. each of these masks is around 4 to 5 bucks. good luck and lots of love babes <3<3
  • Throw a handful of lavender in a bit less than 1/2L of boiling water.
  • Let it infuse for 15 min before filtering.
  • Pour the infusion in a glass jar (previously cleaned and sterilized) and let it rest for a week.
  • Then, you can use it daily to clean your skin, by applying it with a cotton disk.
  • Preserve it in a refrigerator. It can be used for a week.

The Moon Mermaid

Note: please read these informations before trying this recipe

nieverlore asked:

hello :) my makeup doesn't seem to stick to my skin... after a few hours, especially between my eyebrows, chin and nose, my skin looks more oily than it does when i dont put any on, i've tried primers etc, but nothing seems to work :(

Hi there! You should try adjusting your skin care in the morning and trying different products better suited for your skin type :)

  • Go for a primer specifically to help make your makeup last longer. Not all primers help with the longevity of makeup some can even make your makeup wear off more quickly! Personally I havent found many drugstore primers that are great with oil control or longevity but you can find some great smoothing, pore/line filling primers at the drugstore.! Try primers like Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer or Kiehls Micro Blur Skin Perfector.
  • Get a good buffing foundation brush. A buffing brush really helps buff the foundation into the skin so it looks and feels like skin, not like makeup just sitting on top of skin. Sometimes using your hands, a sponge, a paddle foundation brush, etc blends just enough to look nice but doesnt really help the foundation sink and grip onto the skin. You don’t want the foundation to just be sitting on top of the skin because it’s more likely to fade, slide and transfer. The more dense the brush the better it will buff foundation into your skin. Try brushes like Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush, Sigma F80 or Coastal Scents Ionic Flat Top Buffer
  • Go for a matte foundation. Matte foundations dry and really adhere to the skin. Sometimes more dewy foundations stay wet and tacky so they move around and slide a lot easier. If you don’t like the matte look you can always add shine with highlighter. Try foundations like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Rimmel Stay Matte foundation, Hourglass Immaculate and Estee Lauder Double Wear.
  • Use oil controlling skin care in the morning. I don’t recommend using oil controlling skin care at night because you don’t want to dry out your skin making you even more oily. Try using a clay mask once a week, an oil controlling toner before applying makeup and using an oil controlling moisturizer under makeup will really help you get less shiny through out the day! Also don’t forget to use a good, thick moisturizer  or dry oil at night, your skin could be producing more oil because it’s not getting enough moisture. It’s all about balance! 
Face Mapping - What is your acne telling you?


Hello lovely ladies! I’m here with a little information on acne, why it’s caused and what you can do to recognise it. Just a little brief background on my skin – I HAD very noticeable, bruised skin and blemishes and I just didn’t know why. I ate well, drank plenty of water and always got good sleep. I couldn’t figure out what was triggering my spots and blemishes till I learnt about face mapping.

What is face mapping?

Face mapping is a technique which allows you to get to the core of your acne causing problems. Each area of your face is a zone and this zone will have spots appear when certain factors are triggered. If you have spots in one particular area, then it is likely it is something you are doing.

To put it simply, think of your face as a map and imagine each spot is marked with an X. You can use this map to address the underlying issues of why your acne is appearing and what to do to stop it.

Although, I am not saying this will solve all your spot/acne/blemish problems if they are hereditary – this is just a way to maintain clear skin, one step at a time. Now let’s get started!


If you have a lot of spots, pimples or blemishes on your forehead, then this is being caused by your digestive system. You are not eating very well and need to make amendments to your diet. Quit with the takeaways and junk food, reduce your salt and sugar intake and anything unhealthy. Opt for fruits, veg and increase your water consumption. Foods which are ‘cool’ are also useful for this cause. Go for things such as cucumbers, celery and other greens.


If around the eye area is where you’re having your acne problems (including temples) then this is being caused by being dehydrated. You need to up your water intake and drink more fluids. Avoid excessively sweet/salty drinks because these cause you to lose water. Drink water, fresh fruit juices and things like coconut water to nourish your body and flush out toxins.


This is common, especially for me. If you are getting spots between your eyebrows then this is caused by the liver. Alcohol consumption, greasy food and dairy are the main culprits (damn you mojitos, Mc Donald’s and cheese). All of these foods and liquids cause spots in this zone so cut them out and take care of your liver. As well as this include 20-30 minutes of light exercise in your routine and a good amount of beauty sleep to allow your liver to revive itself, rest and relax.


Spots on the nose are caused by the heart. Keep tabs on things such as your blood pressure and your levels on Vitamin B. Do not consume high amounts of spicy foods, meats and ensure you’re getting a lot of fresh air.  Also, replace bad fats which the good ones. Stop with the meat and replace it with foods rich in Omega 3 and 6 like nuts, avocados (YUM), and fish like salmon and flax seed. Your nose is also filled with pores so ensure you’re using make up which is not skin clogging nor past its expiry date.


Spots on cheeks relate to the respiratory system. If you are a smoker or have allergies then this is most likely to affect you. If you suffer from neither of the above, then the temperature of your body is high (even if you don’t feel it). Eat cooling foods such as cucumbers and fresh exotic fruits like watermelon and mango. Avoid acidic foods and liquids like meat, dairy and coffee (L) and opt for veggies and fruit juices. AND, ensure your pillow cases, phones and hands are always clean! That is what touches your face the most and each build up bacteria every day.


These were the areas which affected me the most. This is caused by hormones, stress and changes in the body. As girls, we will always be going through this. It’s just normal but there are ways in which we can reduce it causing us spots. Drink a lot of water, keep a bottle with you always and refill it! Opt for greens instead of fast food and fruit instead of chocolates! Ughhhhhhhh I know.

Always get enough sleep – I think 8 hours should be MINIMUM. You need that rest! Drink herbal teas to detoxify your insides and help with digestion and step up fibre intake (nuts, fruit etc.)

Sorry this was a long one but I hope I helped at least one person out there! Face mapping is an AMAZING thing and really has helped me. I hope it helps you and benefits you and your skin!

Remember girls - drink your water, eat your veggies and get that sleep! You will be rewarded with absolute flawlessness!


anonymous asked:

Hi seafam! I wash my face with oil free acne wash every morning, and my skin is nice and smooth for about an hour or two afterwards. But halfway through the day my skin gets really oily and greasy? I'm embarrassed by it because my face gets really shiny and I constantly feel like people are staring. Is there anything I can do to stop my skin from getting oily/greasy? (I only wear a little bit of eyeliner and mascara)

I suggest a light powder and or blotting pads, it will give you an oil free look and it looks pretty natural (just make sure you get the right shade of powder for your skin tone)

You can get it anywhere from specialty makeup stores or drug stores (depending on your budget)

It helps reduce shine and gets rid of oil.

Having a bit of oily skin is nothing to be ashamed of. Its actually really common and i’m sure people aren’t looking at it as much as you think xoxo

-Hermit Sam

anonymous asked:

Really really oily skin!!! help :(

Easy recipes against oily skin

To apease oily skin:

  • Press the juice of 1 lemon and apply it with a cotton on the oily parts of your skin

Lotion for oily skin:

  • Boil 6 tablespoon of fresh mint in 1/2L of water. Let it infuse.
  •  When the water is cool, add to it 4 tbs of milk.
  • Apply this lotion on your face.

And very soon I’ll be posting a recipe of lavender water, very very easy to make and of daily use for oily skin^. So stay tunned!

The Moon Mermaid

Note: please read these informations before trying this recipe