Deep, gentle cleansing in less than a minute: how the FOREO LUNA 3 can help balance oily skin and reduce oil, sweat and shine this summer
Hot and humid British summers can be a struggle for someone with oily or combination skin. Your makeup is likely to glide faster than usual, and sweaty, oily skin probably isn’t the ‘summer glow’ you’ve been looking for.
While blotter paper is fine for dabbing quickly throughout the day, it’s probably a much better option to get to the bottom of why your skin is so oily and how to rebalance it.
The FOREO LUNA 3 is a Smart Facial Cleansing and Firming massage brush that is all about deep cleaning to remove dirt, oil, sweat and dead skin cells in just one minute. The Swedish beauty brand’s smart exfoliation tool is available in three variants for different skin types, including normal, combination and sensitive.
The FOREO LUNA 3 is a Smart Facial Cleansing and Firming massage brush that is all about deep cleaning to remove dirt, oil, sweat and dead skin cells in just one minute.
As someone with oily / combination skin, the £ 169 LUNA 3 combination device has become an important tool in my skincare routine and has helped control my oily T zone. It also helped unclog my large pores and reduce breakouts.
The LUNA 3 uses T-Sonic pulsations for deeper cleaning and the hygienic nylon silicone touch points offer deeper, gentler cleaning. With the FOREO app, you can also choose from 16 different T-Sonic intensities, which personalize your cleansing experience for your skin type. The ribbed side is great for massaging your skin and offers a spa-like treatment.
If you’re currently suffering from acne, exfoliation can make it even worse, so it’s best to speak to your doctor or consult a dermatologist before trying new products like this. If you have oily, sensitive skin, it is best to choose purple FOREO for sensitive skin instead.
I spoke to Chris Luckham, FOREO education specialist, to hear his advice on balancing oily skin and embracing your summer glow.
Chris said the FOREO scrubbing aid is designed to do the job for you, so all you have to do is navigate around your face, neck and chest.
He also said it’s important to use a cleanser based on your skin type. For a rebalancing program, he recommends using a gel-form salicylic cleanser every morning.
For a rebalancing program, FOREO education specialist Chris Luckham recommends using a gel-form Salicylic cleanser with your LUNA 3 every morning
Chris commented, ‘BHA, which is salicyl, is oil-soluble. [This] the best in addressing excess oiliness or congestion on the route of the problem, the pores. ‘
Salicylic cleansers that have worked well for me personally are the Mario Badescu Acne facial cleanser which is available for £ 13.50 on Beauty Bay and the VICHY Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel, which you can get for £ 13 from LookFantastic.
Chris’s second tip is to make sure you retain moisture both on the surface and bottom by drinking plenty of water and using moisturizers both in the morning and evening. He advises, “Stay away from anything known to block pores (comedogenic) and those with fragrance or silicone (the most common ingredient, dimethicone).”
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