Linking up today with Holly at Homebody for some money saving tips. And can't we all use those--especially at this time of year. My tip may seem a little weird, but those of you who know me already suspect I'm a little out there anyway. ;-)
Since about age 12, I've had very oily skin and have tried all kinds of things to combat it. Egg white masks, oatmeal masks, peroxide as a toner, just about every cleanser, toner, and foundation made. Not much worked for very long. Then I read Don't Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me and she had a couple of ideas that have helped me considerably.
For over 10 years now, I use Milk of Magnesia as a mask after cleansing my face. I just rub it on and let it dry, then rinse off. I can honestly tell a difference when I don't use it. MoM is clay based and thus absorbs the oil. I buy mine at the dollar store and it lasts forever.
At night, after washing off my makeup, I gently exfoliate with good old baking soda. I buy Walmart's brand. Works like a charm. Again, when I don't use it, my skin just doesn't get as clean.
Let me know how this works for you--or if you have any other secrets for oily skin. And make sure you click that link above to see other great tips!
Edited to add: I use the MoM in the morning and the baking soda at night, after washing my face with cleanser. I use both every day, though I sometimes skip the baking soda if I haven't worn makeup that day.