I have dry skin, but for some odd reason every year around autumn, I get oily skin. Anywho, I'm not sure why this works so well for me but it does:
1. Wash face well with a pore cleansing soap (I use Clinique 7 Day Scrub
). Like the others said, don't scrub hard. I use light circular motions that allow me to feel the grains, but they don'thurt me.
2. Now for the weird part. After rinsing very well, I take a pea sized amount of mint toothpaste and lather it up in my hand. Then I apply it onto my face, and wait 10-20 seconds. You will feel tingling. Rinse very well. I do this whole thing in the shower, and save the toothpaste part for last.
3. When I get out of the shower, I dry my face lightly leaving it somewhat misty, but no visible drops. Then I apply Clinique Moisture Surge
generously all over my face. When I'm done, my face feels wet again. I let it soak up for about 5 minutes, and when it's done it feels and looks amazing.
I swear by that Moisture Surge stuff. It moisturizes and tightens your skin without using any oils. I'm not sure what the toothpaste does, but when I was a teenager I used to model for Helly Hansen, and one of the other girls had skin problems so the make-up artist told her to try that. I don't know if it worked for her, but it works wonders for me.