Slightly oily skin is not that bad because the natural oil on your skin acts as a barrier protecting your skin from pollution and harsh weather conditions. But too much oil on the skin can clog skin pores leading to formation of acne and pimples.
Excessive oily skin is a bad thing to have and it is very frustrating and challenging to manage. Home remedies for oily skin are a good option, and you can try them to reduce oily skin symptoms without using expensive skin care treatments or prescription drugs.
Here are 6 effective oily skin home remedies that are simple and affordable, and for which you don’t need to go to a beauty saloon.
# 1 Fuller’s Earth Clay Mask – Natural Remedy For Oily Face
Fuller’s Earth is sedimentary clay that has great skin lightening and healing properties. It can be used to absorb excessive skin oil, so can be used as a good treatment for oily skin.
Here is a diy recipe:
You will need:
(i) Fuller’s earth: Two teaspoons
(ii) Organic Honey: One teaspoon
(iii) Rose water: One tablespoon
Combine all the ingredients thoroughly to form a spreadable paste of uniform consistency. Use your clean fingers or a brush to apply the mask all over your face and neck, avoiding eye and lip area.
Allow the mask to stay on for about ten minutes to dry. As soon as the mask begins to tighten (a sign the mask is dry), rinse the mask off with warm clean water. If you need, apply your favorite moisturizer.
Use this mask 2-3 times a week.
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Egg White And Lemon – Home Remedies To Treat Oily Skin
Egg white is effective in removing impurities & excess oil from your skin. The acid present in lemon also helps absorb oil. Moreover, both are believed to help tighten skin pores. That explains why egg white and lemon have been in use for decades as a folk remedy for oily skin.
Beat one egg white until you get a potion of uniform consistency. Mix it well with one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply it onto your face, leaving it on until the mask dries. Rinse the mask off with warm water, & pat dry.
Oatmeal – Oily Skin Care Home Remedies
Oatmeal absorbs excess oil and impurities from skin’s surface as well as pores. It has mild abrasive texture, so helps exfoliate dead skin. The presence of saponin makes it a natural cleanser.
When used in a facemask, oatmeal is usually in a ground form. You can combine it with other skin friendly natural ingredients such as honey, yogurt, or even mashed fruit like banana, apple, or papaya. Here are a few effective ways to use it as an oily face remedy:
(i) Oatmeal And Honey: Mix 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal and water to form a thick paste. Stir in a tablespoon of organic honey. Massage this mixture into your face for about two minutes, leaving it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Pat dry. Repeat this procedure for 2-3 times a week.
(ii) Oatmeal And Yogurt: Mix thoroughly 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal and plain, unflavored yogurt to prepare a mask. Massage onto your face, leaving it on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse the mask off. Pat dry. Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.
(iii) Oatmeal And Papaya: Mash a cup of fully ripe papaya and mix it well with 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal. Massage onto your face, leaving it on for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse the mask off. Pat dry. Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.
Tomato – Natural Remedies For Oily Skin
Tomato helps unclog & tighten skin pores. It restores skin’s pH balance, thereby limits the production of sebum oil.
Here is how you can use tomato as a natural remedy for oily face
(i) Puree a medium size ripe tomato in a blender, until you have a smooth paste. Apply onto your face evenly, leaving it there for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with water. For excessively oily skin, use this home remedy every day.
(ii) Combine tomato puree and granulated sugar to make a thick paste. Gently massage onto your face for 2-3 minutes, leaving it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Repeat this process for 2-3 times a week.
(iii) Extract the juice of one medium-size ripe tomato & mix with one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Smear this on your face & let it dry out on its own. Once it dries, rinse it off with cold water. Use this as a toner daily after cleansing your face.
Aloe Vera – Oily Face Remedy
Aloevera gel is believed to reduce excess oil from skin’s surface, providing a more balanced complexion. Though, aloe vera gel is available at most health food stores, but it’s better if you could extract and use fresh from an aloe vera plant leaf.
Apply a thin layer onto your cleansed face before you sleep at night, leaving it on over night.
As aloe vera gel may cause allergic reaction on skin in few cases (especially sensitive skin), so I recommend testing a small amount on your forearm first. If no reaction occurs within 24 to 48 hours, you can apply it directly onto your face.
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Cucumber – Home Remedies For Oily Face
This mild astringent, while tightening skin pores also helps tone your skin. It hydrates skin and is beneficial for oily skin.
(i) Simply mash or grate half a cucumber, and massage it onto your face for about 2-3 minutes and rinse with cold water.
(ii) Try this cucumber and lemon toner for every day use. Blend a cucumber; extract its juice from the pulp. Combine the cucumber juice with freshly squeezed lemon juice in 50:50 ratio. Apply this homemade toner onto your skin using a cotton ball. Rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.