Thursday, April 05, 2007

Put an End to Shiny, Oily Skin

We've all been there before -- the dreaded mid-day shine show when oils in our skin put on a show for everyone to see! Instead of hiding behind your cubicle, try exercising these five tips from our jane iredale makeup team:

1. Drink plenty of water.
This is most likely the last thing women think to do during the day. As an easy guide, try drinking six to eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day. This helps to flush skin cells of impurities and keep our skin hydrated. Oddly enough, when skin is dry, sebaceous glands go into overdrive to keep it moist (giving us an unsightly sheen).


"Drinking water is essential for clean skin and your overall health. Water is essential for carrying waste material out of your body. It is also the primary transporter of nutrients throughout your body." About.com


2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
When skin is dry, glands produce more oil to coat and protect it. By moisturizing your skin (every day) you are protecting your skin and minimizing oil secretion. Not only that, moist skin has been known to age slower than moisture-deprived skin -- isn't that reason enough?

3. Use a Primer
Our jane iredale Absence primer doesn’t just absorb oil but helps to control over-active sebaceous glands and regulate the pH balance of the skin.



One of the active ingredients in Absence is hydrated silica, which acts like a liposome. The hydrated silica forms a sphere with extracts of green tea, pomegranate and seaweed attached to the outside. The inside of the sphere is loaded with seaweed compounds that are released by the action of body heat. These seaweeds not only help to reduce sebaceous hypersecretion but also help to regulate the pH balance of the skin.



The now empty silica shell begins to absorb sebum without affecting moisture on the skin, because hydrated silica can hold seven times its molecular weight. By encapsulating the oil, it forms a barrier between it and the makeup so that the wearer can stay matte all day. Absence also contains a UV titanium and micronized zinc oxide to obtain a broad spectrum SPF 15. Although the product looks light in the compact it is transparent on the skin allowing any skin tone to wear the product.


The aesthetic benefit of Absence, apart from oil control, is that it can be used as a primer for any type of skin. It literally fills in fine lines, making the skin smooth and ready to receive makeup. Available in two colors: Absence and Absence 2, for deeper complexions.

4. Consider a Finishing Powder PureMatte Finish Powder can be used under or over the mineral base to control oil and shine. Apply with a brush and touch up with the puff provided throughout the day.


5. Blotting Papers work very well to touch up during the day!
jane iredale's natural Facial Blotting Papers are the perfect solution to quickly and discreetly blot away excess shine.


Made from 100 percent natural flax seeds, which are more absorbent than traditional rice paper or linen, Facial Blotting Papers absorb excess oil on the face without disturbing makeup or depositing additional product onto the skin. These absorbent flax seed sheets instantly tame shine to reveal a fresh, matte face that’s always ready for that big close-up.

Packaged in a slim and sleek gold case that can double as a business card holder, Facial Blotting Papers can go anywhere — from the office to the most glamorous soirĂ©e. The portable compact is ideal for slipping into your pocket, purse or desk drawer.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have very dry skin, and I'm going to try the Absence.

Anonymous said...

Love the Absence!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the blotting papers.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the blotting papers.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to start drinking alot of water today.

Anonymous said...

I always notice that my skin gets alot clearer when I drink more water.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I love the Facial Blotting Papers aswell

Anonymous said...

I heard you're supposed to drink half your weight in ounces of water every day.

Anonymous said...

Jane's products really are for all skin types.

Anonymous said...

I have dry skin, and I love the Absence.

Anonymous said...

My skin looks so much better now that I've been drinking more water.

Anonymous said...

How much water you drink shows on your skin.

Anonymous said...

Staying hydrated is key to radiant skin

baobaobebe said...

I went to the High Definition Training in Denver as a model with Todd as the instructor artist on April 29th. It happened to be my birthday and this is the most wonderful birthday gift I've ever got in my life. I learned so much about the techniques of putting on foundations, using Iredale brushes and basic eye makeup. The products are awesome. I had already been using the Iredale line before I went to the training with my makeup artist. The only pity was I didn't get to go to the 2nd day training as a model because I had to go to my full time job. When will your training instructors come to Denver again? How can I sign up to be a Jane Iredale makeup model? There is so much knowledge in these classes that I wouldn't hesitate to go to all of them as a model. I can prearrange my vacation days to accomodate to the training schedule. Diane as a sales rep helped me a lot with choosing colors for my eyebrows and blushes as well.

Thanks Jane, for changing my life.

Anonymous said...

I just drink a glass of water every half hour.

Anonymous said...

Is it better to drink ice cold water, or just cold water?

Anonymous said...

I love the Magic mitt.

Anonymous said...

Can you use your hydration sprays as a toner?

Anonymous said...

Water cleans out your system.

Carol Sue said...

Nice Blog! Very informative and useful items. I was impressed with the facial blotter paper. Seems like a handy item expecially if you live in deep South TX where the humidity is high!

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Raffaella said...

I love Facial Blotting Papers. Just press onto your face and it instantly takes away the oil and the shine. It won't ruin your makeup and you can use them discreetly almost anywhere, anytime.