Mondays with Michelle: How to Deal with an Oily Forehead

BY Michelle · February 6, 2012

Ask the Esthetician

Q: I wash twice daily with a cleanser from Glytone and a Clarisonic. Within an hour after washing, my oily forehead is SO shiny. I’ve been using a mattifying powder, but that’s not doing the trick. I feel like I’ve tried everything. Help!

A: I recommend applying Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 after you cleanse and before you put on makeup. It will really help in controlling oil and shine throughout the day. I recommend this product to many clients, and find that it really works! Make sure you apply it only where shine is an issue, not all over your face!

Michelle

Name: Michelle Occupation: Esthetician Age: 32 About me: I am a recovering beauty product junkie. I just can’t seem to stay on the wagon. What’s in my makeup bag? The better question …what isn’t in my makeup bag? You name it and most likely I have it or have tried it in the past. #1 must have product: Liquid eyeliner. I can’t cut paper straight to save my life but applying liquid liner while driving is a piece of cake. Go figure! I currently love Stila’s liquid eyeliner – the blacker the better. Favorite brands: Too many to count! Dermalogica, Decleor, jane iredale, Stila, Butter London, Colorescience, Farmhouse Fresh, Jurlique, Essie and many others. Beauty tip/secret: Exfoliate - but just like eating when on a diet, moderation is key. Depending on your skin type, exfoliating too much can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause your body to over compensate producing more oil. Start off 2-3 times a week. Biggest beauty concern: Keeping my sensitive skin happy. It’s a constant battle. I buy a new product and fall in love, only to have an allergic reaction a week later. Yikes! O’well, it’s a good excuse to try another product and helps me justify my addiction Read More >

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3 Responses to “Mondays with Michelle: How to Deal with an Oily Forehead”

  1. AshD

    I’d also recommend not using the Clarisonic that often – too much exfoliation can irritate the skin, causing it to produce more oil. I’d suggest using it once, every other day – see if that helps. Also, your cleanser may be too harsh. I suspect Glytone has glycolic acid in it, again something you don’t want every day. Use it a few times a week, and use a gentle cleanser that is no or low foam on other days. Too much glycolic or salicylic acid can irritate your skin and leave you oily. Try these tips and I bet you’ll be less oily :)

  2. Mallory

    I was my face twice a day with Clinique acne cleanser wash and toner. I periodically use a lotion bye Giovanni. By mid day I have such an oily/shiny forehead it is gross. I am also breaking out more than usual lately (could be due to stress) but I am assuming I can change something about my face regime also. Any suggestions?

  3. albion

    I used to have the worst oily forehead! Always my forehead was shiney and I was so embarrassed! I now use the Citrus Clear Acne Wash daily and it is great at keeping an even skin tone and keeping those fine lines and wrinkles at bay. The product is all natural with no harmful chemicals so my daughter who struggles with acne uses it also and it has kept her acne under control for the last five years. No more oily forehead!!

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