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Oily Face Problem Controlled with Blotting Papers

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I have a really bad oily forehead and nose and constantly use pressed powder to take away the shine. When the powder builds up and I wipe off the excess powder then that wipes off my foundation, so that I have to reapply my makeup. For oily skin like mine, is there anything that I can do to get rid of the shine and not have to repeatedly touch up?



Dear Oily,

There are face blotting tissues that are designed to remove excess oil from skin while keeping makeup in tact. Blotting sheets are gently pressed onto areas of the face where needed such as the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) to absorb the excess oil.

In addition, to help control an oily complexion, drink plenty of water throughout the day, and use oil free moisturizer and makeup. If a shiny oily complexion is still a problem even after using blotting papers, then read the letter on long lasting oil absorbing pressed powders and matte face primers.

Generally high positive ratings were given to oil blotting papers listed below by consumers at or

Top Rated Oil Blotting Papers (alphabetical):

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

3. Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets

4. Palladio rice powder blotting papers

5. Paul & Joe Blotting Papers

6. Sephora Matte Blotting Film

7. Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper

8. Skin Alison Raffaele Oil Blotting Tissues

9. Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Oil-Blotting Sheets

10. Za Oil Blotter Oil Blotting Paper

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