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My skin tends to be more dry in the winter, but I still occaisonally get shiny by then end of the day. I hate it, but I really don't want to have to wipe my face with my hands. Does anyone use those little papers that you jsut blot off the oil with? WHat brands are good?
 

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Pom, you should go to the dollar store and buy yourself an electronic microfiber cleaning cloth. The one you use to clean ipods and blackberries, it's really soft and absorbent, plus you can wash it and it only costs a dollar.
 

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My skin tends to be more dry in the winter, but I still occaisonally get shiny by then end of the day. I hate it, but I really don't want to have to wipe my face with my hands. Does anyone use those little papers that you jsut blot off the oil with? WHat brands are good?
I use Clean and Clear oil blotters -- I like them because these little bits of whatever really soak up the oil and in the process they don't mess up your makeup. Freddy's idea is good, but I haven't tried it.
 

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Wow freddy that is a good idea! WOuld it mess up my makeup though? (I don't wear anything that intense, just tinted moisturizer and concealer when i need it). And Mari, I'll keep that brand in mind, thanks!
 

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I'll have to check the micro fibre cloths but I like the idea of being able to throw the blotter away and I'm not afraid of contamination. (unless I have several). One blotter (which is very small) will do your whole face.
 

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I absolutely love blotter tissues. I use the CVS brand (that is if you have a CVS where you are...I'm in Chicago).

The microfiber cloth is a good idea but I don't like the notion of the dead skin flakes, bacteria and oil being used on my face over and over again. I personally prefer blotters...this way if my girls see my using one they can have one as well.

Just my two pennies....
 

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I absolutely love blotter tissues. I use the CVS brand (that is if you have a CVS where you are...I'm in Chicago).

The microfiber cloth is a good idea but I don't like the notion of the dead skin flakes, bacteria and oil being used on my face over and over again. I personally prefer blotters...this way if my girls see my using one they can have one as well.

Just my two pennies....
The blotters are difficult to come by here -- when I find them I usually buy several which lasts a long time. I haven't heard of the CVS line.

Have you ever been to the Marilyn Miglin salon in Chicago? I used to buy her Vit.C line -- I could just eat the cream it was so lucious.
 

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Hmmmm.....I haven't....I'll look it up on-line. Sounds delicous.

CVS is basically like a Rite-Aid or Walgreen's. It's just the off-brand of a name brand. But it works exactly the same for about a dollar less. (I'm in finance so I love it when I can save money.)
 

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Hmmmm.....I haven't....I'll look it up on-line. Sounds delicous.

CVS is basically like a Rite-Aid or Walgreen's. It's just the off-brand of a name brand. But it works exactly the same for about a dollar less. (I'm in finance so I love it when I can save money.)
Good to know -- Thanks! I'll look for them the next time I cross the border.
 

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I absolutely love blotter tissues. I use the CVS brand (that is if you have a CVS where you are...I'm in Chicago).

The microfiber cloth is a good idea but I don't like the notion of the dead skin flakes, bacteria and oil being used on my face over and over again. I personally prefer blotters...this way if my girls see my using one they can have one as well.

Just my two pennies....
Well the idea is that you wash the cloth.

Do you wash your towels every once in a while? I would hope so, because it's pretty much the same thing.
 

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My skin is equally oily too both in winter and summer! Does oil blotting papers really work? Just wondering which brands work best?
Any recommendations pls?

Thanks.
 

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Well the idea is that you wash the cloth.

Do you wash your towels every once in a while? I would hope so, because it's pretty much the same thing.
Of course that's the point - they require washing. But the oil blotters take up a 1"X2"X 1/4" space in your purse or pocket then you dispose of these tiny pieces which will do your entire face. (a packet will hold about 50 blotters) You'd be surprised how much oil they pick up.

Also because my skin is oily -- and especially on a hot summer day I might use 3-4 during the day. The cloths would be fine if you had a stash in a car but otherwise these packets are so small and convenient.
 

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My skin is equally oily too both in winter and summer! Does oil blotting papers really work? Just wondering which brands work best?
Any recommendations pls?

Thanks.
For me they work. Before I found out about them I used to wipe my face down with a kleenex -- but then by the end of the day most of my makeup was gone. These blotters will not disturb your makeup --I even use them on my eyes.
 

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For me they work. Before I found out about them I used to wipe my face down with a kleenex -- but then by the end of the day most of my makeup was gone. These blotters will not disturb your makeup --I even use them on my eyes.
That was helpful. Thanks, Mari. I will try some store brand ones to start with
 

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Yes, I've used Silene by Cellex C & Orchid Gel primer by Skinn -- but neither keep the oil slick at bay for the entire day. Do you know of any others?
I have been using Simple oil-free moisturiser. The first few hours after applying it, my skin looks matte and all good but then it becomes oily again for the rest of the day especiallly my T-Zone area. I just think so many skincare companies just fool us in buying their products which hardly work!

I had no luck with Body Shop Tea Tree Mattying moisturiser either.
My next hope is on oil blotting paper now !
 

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I am just using a sponge at the moment as cant find anything to use like at the mo for the face and looked for something soft and gentle everywhere!! Pumi when you next see your doctor why not see if he can give you anything for Oily skin?
 

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I am just using a sponge at the moment as cant find anything to use like at the mo for the face and looked for something soft and gentle everywhere!! Pumi when you next see your doctor why not see if he can give you anything for Oily skin?
My face is like an oil drill with or without make-up!!

I guess either I have to keep wiping my skin with the oil blotting paper or keep searching for the perfect oil free moisturiser that will leave my skin matte the entire day! It's just an trial n error thing n costly on top coz I keep buyin so many rubbish stuff that do not work!
 
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