Good morning Ladies!
Let’s help out reader Soo Chin with her question (because I can’t!):-
Does it matter what brand of facial oil blotting paper that is used? I was told some blotting papers cause more harm to the face ie. excreting more oil, rougher skin. Granted, ZA’s blotting sheets are smoother while those like Guardian’s are rougher. Should I start switching to better quality ones? Your opinion will be very much appreciated.
This was the email I received from Soo Chin and I could not help her because I don’t use blotting papers. Is that a horrified gasp I hear? I share my thoughts below and I’m inviting you to share yours on this matter.
I don’t use oil blotters because I don’t get very oily throughout the day so I usually find that patting a piece of tissue paper over my skin (not rubbing) suffices to get rid of any extra oil on my skin. When I did use oil blotters before, I used to use the ones by Clean & Clear – they worked well and were inexpensive. I’d also used some by Shiseido (which I bought during a sale) and I had a pack by Kose Esprique Precious and they worked about the same.
Personally, I never quite saw or noticed much difference between the brands of oil blotting sheets I recall reading somewhere that using oil blotters might cause the skin to excete more oil – true or not? I can’t say.
But if you are a regular user of oil blotters, you might notice a difference enough to help Soo Chin.
So come on readers! Marshall up your thoughts on this.
Is there a difference in the brand of oil blotting papers used and does it matter what type you use? Will the oil blotters cause you to get oilier or harm your skin?
Update: Your thoughts on Rinnah’s question below too:-
Do you prefer plain blotters or powdered blotters? Why?