The One That Got Away…

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If you saw my April Favourites post, then you might remember I mentioned a new addition to nightresurfacemy skin care routine: Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir. I love this stuff. It’s a light, fluid serum that hydrates and exfoliates. (It contains one of my favourite ingredients, glycolic acid.) This stuff just does wonders for my clog/blemish prone skin. It also illuminates and makes a nice glowy base for makeup. Since I’m now obsessed with this stuff I did what I always do: prowl the skin care aisle in all the drugstores to see if it’s on sale so I can stock up. What I found when I got there, though, was alarming. The Resurfacing Elixir was nowhere to be seen! There wasn’t even an empty spot on the shelf! London Drugs, Superstore and Walmart all yielded nothing.

I did a Google search to see if I could find out if the product was discontinued and couldn’t find any info, so I sent an email to Olay (Procter and Gamble). This was their reply:

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Oily Skin 101: Hydrating (Part 4 of 4)

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This post concludes my series on caring for oily skin. If you haven’t already, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Although this is the final post, I may link future posts to this series if I discover new products/techniques that work exceptionally well for oily skin.

Something I’ve noticed about my skin is that even though it’s exceptionally oily, it still occasionally exhibits symptoms of dryness. It’s not uncommon, especially in the cold winter months, to get dry patches around my mouth and nose. How can skin be oily and dry at the same time? Well, it turns out, oily skin can still appear dry and flaky if it’s dehydrated. Dry skin lacks oil; dehydrated skin lacks water. Anyone’s skin can become dehydrated from time to time. For a really good breakdown and explanation of different skin types, check out Sali Hughes’ book Pretty Honest. Her chapter on skin types is one of the better and more informative ones I’ve come across.

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