FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Skin Care Sets to Manage Oily Skin

Whew! It's been a while since we had Fan Mail Fridays! There are a lot of questions in line in my email and FB fan page! Thank you for all the questions, TBJ Beshies; I'll try my best to answer them until there's none left so let's start with Jerika's question:

Hi Ms. Martha,

I have very oily skin. They say good skin starts with skin care so I'm wondering if you can recommend good skin care that will help me manage my very oily skin. If possibly, please recommend a set because I read somewhere that sticking to a set is recommended so you can get the most out of a brand/skin care. Thank you and appreciate your input!

Hey Jerika!

Thanks for the query! I may not have very oily skin, but I do have my fair share of the slick face experience, most especially if it's summer!

Here are skin care sets that I've used to manage my oily skin problems. I love skin care sets because I also believe that in order to gauge how effective a brand is, you have to test out multiple products! Here are my suggestions:

- This is not a skin care range, but more of a treatment range. Treatment is also important in keeping skin healthy so when my skin is oiling up like crazy, Banila Co. The Blacks sheet mask and clay mask range is one of my go - tos.

- Bioderma is a known skin care brand from France. Locally, you can get them from derma clinics (through prescription) and through retail, specifically in Watsons stores. Bioderma's Sebium range is gentle and lightweight, making it perfect for our year- round warm weather. I also love that Sebium effectively keeps oil at bay while Hydrabio hydrates effectively, preventing my skin's need to produce more oil to keep it moist.

- A good pore- minimizing and oil- controlling range, plus it's affordable too! The toner is the bomb!


- Hydration is necessary for oily skin types. If you're looking for drugstore recos, I suggest Olay Aquaction; it's an effective hydrating skin care range in water- based formulas that keep oily skin hydrated without the heaviness.


- Long- time readers of mine know that Kiehl's is my HG skin care brands. Ultra Facial is one of their best- selling lines and they came up with an oily skin- friendly version of it: Ultra Facial Oil- Free, which is great for very oily to combination oily/normal skin types. I love the gel cream!

Share your favorite skin care lines for oily skin in the comments section!

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