How to Combat Oily Skin

Oily Skin

Oily Skin is a problem!! If I know you beautiful people out there who  suffer from ungodly oily skin as I do, you want no need a solution! What if I told you I have a solution?

Don’t be Fooled

I didn’t start out in the skincare industry. I was just like you, buying my favorite skincare products at LUSH and Ulta (BOGO ladies, amiright!?) (And NO, I am not knocking LUSH or Ulta products, I still use them to this day), but nothing, and I mean NOTHING seemed to help my oily skin.

I stopped using a moisturizer, period! I was sick of it, I hated having to blot my face multiple times at work. When the seasons would change, my skin would feel dry and itchy in the morning after washing my face, but then act like an oil spill by lunchtime! What gives!?!

The Cure for Oily Skin

It wasn’t until I started this amazing journey at Millefiori that Brianna imparted some wisdom on me. I now share as often as I can to others. If you’re oily, and NOT using moisturizer, your body produces MORE oil to compensate!

I was flabbergasted (yes, I’ve been waiting for the opportune moment to use that one, haha) “So my face hates me, and wants me to be oily?” I asked.

She laughed at me, and said “No. However, if YOU aren’t going to give it the moisture it’s BEGGING for (cue excess oil production) it’s going to create its own.” I finally admitted that actually made sense, but then explained my disdain for moisturizers because they all feel so heavy!

I Understand Now

We all hate something that feels like lotion all over our face. We usually start to break out and still feel oily. Nope. Deal-breaker. Girl, bye.

oily skin

As if out of thin air, Brianna grabs THE bottle off the shelf and hands it to me- the Hydrating B5 Gel. I look at her, look at the bottle, look at her, back at the bottle (you get the picture). This is her go-to for oily patients. It looks AND feels like water on the skin, but gives you the hydration your skin desperately craves.


The B vitamins and Hyaluronic Acid in the gel gives it the perfect feel: Thin like water, but thicker like gel. And not so heavy that I’m getting grossed out because I’m using a “moisturizer”. It’s like my whole world changed that day!

I will admit that, during the summer time, I still get oily in my t-zone, but I feel like that’s just a fact of life living in Florida. I’ve been using the Hydrating B5 gel for almost the entirety of me working here, and I’m here to tell you to take it from me: someone who used to try anything and everything to help with oil, there is NO other moisturizer like this out on the market, and since incorporating this into my routine, I have seen a significant difference in the amount of oil my skin produces.

Love the Skin You’re in

Iris Kelley

Iris Kelley

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