Do you have oily skin and looking for a homemade cream that you can apply during daytime? Don’t worry, I have answer for you! Here, I am sharing with you a homemade face cream recipe for oily skin. It’s lightweight and doesn’t feel oily – so a great cream for day time.
How To Make Cream For Oily Face?
What you need for oily skin is a lightweight cream that doesn’t feel oily. This diy day cream recipe is ideal for oily skin. It is made by using some of the most skin friendly natural ingredients. Let’s see how these amazing ingredients will help control your oily skin.
(i) Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil closely resembles human sebum (the oil naturally produced by skin). So, it’s effective for a wide range of skin types and conditions. Dry or oily, young or mature, jojoba oil helps to bring balance to the skin. And as long as you don’t over-apply it, jojoba oil won’t make your skin look greasy. Great oil for oily skin!
(ii) Hamp Seed Oil: This oil is quite a dry oil and with a comedogenic rating of 0. Hampseed oil helps to reduce the size of pores by helping to eliminate blackheads and acne. While protecting your skin from free radicals and improving skin elasticity, it also prevents premature aging. It is also effective in maintaining moisture-balance.
(iii) Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera is packed with antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E. It’s not only a good treatment for reducing acne and inflammation, but also helps your skin heal quickly and naturally. Moreover, it can reduce skin wrinkles also.
(iv) Beeswax: Its use is primarily to thicken the homemade cream. Otherwise also it’s beneficial for your skin. It works as a film protecting your skin from irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. Its comedogenic rating is 2, which is still quite low. Its other benefits are that it locks in moisture and also helps healing your skin because of its anti-inflammatory nature, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
You will need:
(i) Jojoba oil: 5 tablespoon
(ii) Hampseed oil: 2 tablespoon
(iii) Aloe vera gel: 1 teaspoon
(iv) Beeswax: 1 ½ teaspoon
(v) Essential oil: 5 drops (Any one of Tea tree, rosemary, lavender or fennel oil). Essential oil is good for oily skin.
(i) Place the jojoba oil, hempseed oil, and beeswax in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, here is an easy way to make your own double boiler at home . Heat these ingredients together until they combine thoroughly.
(ii) Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool down a bit.
(iii) Keep a watch. When it’s cool and begins to solidify, start whipping it up using a hand mixer. While whipping, mix in the aloe vera gel and essential oil.
(iv) Once it’s all whipped up and mixed well, Voila – your lovely face cream is ready!
I would suggest you to play around with different essential oils of your choice to create a smell that you like the most!
Caution: If you like, you may use a citrus essential oil. But be careful they can make your skin more sensitive to the Sun. So be sure to protect your skin when you use a citrus essential oil.
I am having a lot of fun making (and using!) this cream!! Now, if you ask me why this cream is good for oily skin. Here is the answer: Each essential oil that is included in making this cream has a very low comedogenic rating (zero being won’t clog pores and 5 being highly likely to clog pores). Moreover, the jojoba oil and the beeswax have a rating of 2 and the hemp seed oil’s is 0. So the final comedogenic rating of this lotion remains low, which makes it perfect for an oily skin face cream! That’s why I like to make this lotion myself, as I can see all the goodness going into it!
So, if you have oily face, try this homemade face cream for oily skin. It’s simple. You will love making and using it!