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The Best Skincare for Oily Skin

The Best Skincare for Oily Skin | All Dolled Up

Although it’s much more under control now, I’ve had some version of oily/combination skin for as long as I can remember. Learning how to properly hydrate my face has made the biggest difference but I definitely still battle a shiny T-zone on a daily basis, especially in summer. The following list of skincare products are the ones that I have found best to help control and manage oily skin* and its effects. First, a quick overview of the skincare strategy for oily skin: In the words of skincare expert Tata Harper: “In an ideal world, our skin maintains a healthy…

What’s the big deal with Hydroxy Acids?

Diane Kruger by Patrick Demarchelier 1994

The past few years have seen quite a turnaround when it comes to facial exfoliation, as physical scrubs have completely fallen out of favour and been replaced by exfoliating acids. Physical scrubs are not only far too rough, leaving behind “microtears” in the skin’s surface, but the tiny plastic beads used in some products are very environmentally damaging as they wash into the sea and don’t dissolve. Chemical exfoliators, on the other hand, gently break down dead skin cells to reveal newer, softer, more even-toned skin. Within this category are two types of exfoliators: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) AHAs work…