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How To Combat Oily Skin On Your Wedding Day

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Today’s post comes courtesy of Cameo College in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They are giving those brides-to-be who suffer with oily skin some very useful advice.  If you suffer from oily skin read on! More information about Cameo College can be found at the bottom of this post.  Enjoy!

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If you are engaged, you’ve likely spent hours thinking about how you want to look on your wedding day. You’ll be photographed all day and you’ll hold onto those images for years. If you have oily skin, you are probably extremely nervous about your wedding day complexion. Instead of sticking with your current beauty treatment methods that aren’t up to snuff, follow the advice of certified beauty experts from our esthetics school in Murray!

Re-evaluate Your Skin Care Technique

Oily skin is very difficult to get under control. Plenty of the products that are allegedly designed to decrease shine and oil can actually make the problem worse. These skin care solutions are often full of harmful ingredients that trigger oil production. Since oily skin occurs because of your genetics and hormonal changes, topical solutions aren’t that effective.

Begin by examining your skin care routine. If you use products that have irritating or drying components, scrap them. While it seems logical to dry out oily skin for more balance, this is actually a fallacy. In the long term, putting such lotions and creams on your face is a terrible idea. While they might make your face feel less oily today, they’ll actually cause more oil production over time. So trash all those old skin care solutions that have irritating ingredients. Do the same with skin care products that make your skin feel tingly. Anything with lemon, menthol, mint or alcohol should be discarded. Skin that tingles when exposed to these creams is actually irritated.

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The New Skin Care Routine

When you rebuild your skin care routine to combat your oily skin in preparation for your wedding day, you should follow a specific order of events every single day. Here’s how it goes: Cleansing, toning, exfoliation, morning sun protection, night-time hydration and the absorption of unnecessary oil. If you follow this regimen religiously in the months or weeks leading up to your wedding, you’ll reduce your oily skin. You’ll also suffer fewer breakouts and have significantly smaller pores. Let’s take a look at the details of each step.


Your morning cleanse should start with a soft, water-soluble cleanser. Your cleanser should rinse so that there is no residue remaining. Make sure that the cleanser that you pick out does not contain fragrances as they’ll irritate your skin. It should not contain sodium lauryl sulfate either as this will dry out your skin to an unhealthy level.


The toner that you select should not contain alcohol. It should be jam packed with cell communicating ingredients and antioxidants. These ingredients will help your skin heal and reduce enlarged pores by combating inflammation. It’ll also prevent pores from clogging by eliminating makeup and dead skin cells.


Those with oily skin must understand the importance of exfoliation. Oily skin usually has a significant layer of dead skin cells and a very thick pore lining. When you exfoliate, you’ll eliminate this yucky build up and cut down on the number of white bumps and clogged pores. Your skin will feel incredibly smooth if you exfoliate on a daily basis.

Beware Of The Sun

Don’t neglect the sun’s role in exacerbating the problems of oily skin. You’ll need sunscreen to avoid red marks and wrinkles. When night-time rolls around, hydrate your skin. Use a lightweight serum, liquid or gel that doesn’t have pore-clogging ingredients. It will hydrate your skin and provide it with the ingredients that are necessary to combat excessive oil and appear as radiant as possible.

Oil Absorbing Products

Once you’ve incorporated this skin care routine, you should still make use of products that absorb excess oil. Use these products on a daily basis if necessary. Begin by blotting your skin with oil blotting papers. Then add a very light dusting of a pressed powder. Opt for one with SPF 15 or higher for added sun protection.

Minimize The Makeup

While you’ll likely put on your fair share of makeup on your wedding day, don’t use much of it in the weeks leading up to the big day. Foundation actually melts right into your skin’s pores and causes them to clog. As a result, your skin produces more oil. If you still plan on wearing makeup in the weeks and days leading up to your wedding, it is prudent to make the switch to a tinted moisturizer that has silicone. This will create a protective shield over the skin and keep makeup in place. You can also soak up your skin’s excessive oil with a mineral powder foundation.

Your Skin Can Be Impacted By What You Eat

To the surprise of many, the foods and drinks that you consume can cause oily skin. While spicy foods and drinks with high alcohol content taste fantastic, they’ll put your skin in terrible shape before your wedding. So stick to one or no alcoholic drinks per day in the month before your wedding. You can always down several glasses of champagne once you’ve tied the knot. Don’t eat spicy foods more than one time per week. The best foods to eat that will combat oil production are those that are high in vitamin A. Specifically, incorporate spinach and carrots into your diet at least once per day.

This article was submitted on behalf of Cameo College. Located in the Greater Salt Lake City Area, Cameo College is a beauty school that provides training in all areas including Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry and more.

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