Skincare regime for oily skin including Liz Earle, Clinique, Hourglass and Estee Lauder double wear foundation

My New Year’s Resolution: Skincare Upgrades!

My quest for skin perfection

Everyone else is sitting there making worthy New Year’s resolutions, like to do more charity work, or to seek inner peace, or to get fit, and here’s me, just desperately hoping that 2017 will be the year that my skin stops resembling an oil slick… I’ve tried hard to not let it bother me, I’ve given it a few half-hearted attempts at switching products around, and I’ve gone through more blotting paper than I thought possible… but really, when perfect strangers comment on your skin’s oiliness in a selfie you thought looked just about okay, you have to start thinking that maybe there’s something else you should be doing…

So, I decided to actually do some research (in the car, on the way to visit my father-in-law – no I wasn’t driving) to find out which products could help reign in my skin’s obsession with depositing oil all over my face at every available opportunity. Annoyingly, I now cannot find where I got these recommendations from, but I’m pretty sure it was via Reddit’s skincare obsession or makeup subreddits…

Current regime

Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash, twice a day (purchased in bulk at Costco and I can’t wait to use it up because of the microbead issue! Can’t wait for them to be banned!)

Olay Essentials Complete Care moisturizer for normal to oily skin, also twice a day (cheap and cheerful with SPF 15)

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation (you know I love me some Charlotte Tilbury, but neither of her foundations really seem to work on me and I think a lot of her formulas for skincare err on helping out those with drier skin…)

New regime

Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash, once a day (again… using it up!)

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, once a day (I tried this once before I wasn’t all that impressed, but decided to have another go in the interests of science)

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturing Lotion (definitely recommended for oily skin, but on the bottle says it’s for Very Dry to Dry Combination skin…  I think I’ve got the wrong thing…)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (I keep seeing this recommended for oily skin and I took a chance on the colour – seems to match, but I can’t really see my own face most of the time so who  knows?)

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (very pricey, but if I ever use a primer it’s usually a free sample – so let’s see what happens!)

The plan

After a month of using these, or when they run out, I’ll update with my thoughts about each product and decide which ones to keep and which ones to replace! If you have any oily skin recommendations, please share them in the comments!

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