In my earlier post, I have shared with you a homemade face wash recipe for dry skin. In continuation of my face wash series, I am sharing with you today a homemade face wash recipe for oily skin. This diy face wash for oily skin has ability not only to remove excess oil from your skin, but also can control acne breakout, reduce open skin pores and provide your skin a fresh matt look.
This natural face wash takes just 5 minute to make and can be stored for 1-3 months without refrigeration. This face wash is made by using only natural ingredients, and is devoid of harmful surfactants.
Your little effort of making and using this face wash will pay off in the long run with beautiful skin, without risk of harming your skin.
I have stopped using the store-bought face washes, as I realized that they may provide temporary benefit but in the long run they can damage the skin. I have designed this homemade face wash for oily skin that only uses natural ingredients and is easy to make and store.
Benefits Of The Natural Ingredients Used
(i) Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) and chickpea flour (Gram flour or besan), both absorb extra oils from the oily skin. They also work as gentle exfoliates and so help remove dead skin cells and debris to clean and freshen the skin.
(ii) Turmeric and lemon peel powder have skin-lightening, anti-septic and skin anti-aging properties.
(iii) In acne-prone skin, neem (Azadirachta indica) and tea tree oil help control pimples.
You will need:
(i) Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti): 5 table spoons
(ii) Chickpea (Gram or Besan): 10 table spoons
(iii) Turmeric powder: 1/2 tablespoon
(iv) Neem (Azadirachta indica) powder (for acne prone skin): 1 tablespoon
(v) Lemon peel powder (omit in sensitive skin): 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
(vi) Tea-tree essential oil: 5-10 drops to augment anti-acne action (optional)
Note: You can buy the ingredients at amazon.com
(i) Mix all the above natural ingredients and store in an airtight container at a cool, dark place.
(ii) Wash your face with plain water.
(iii) Take a small amount of the oily face wash on your palm. Put a few drops of water, just enough to make a paste on your palm.
(iv) Massage this paste gently onto your face in circular motions, spending a little more time on your T-Zone. Let it sit on your face for about a minute.
Natural Beauty Tip: You can start your shower by applying this face wash and end by rinsing it.
(v) Rinse off with water and pat dry with a soft tissue to prevent staining of the towels due to turmeric.
How Long You Can Store?
This diy face wash can be stored for 1-3 months without refrigeration. You should take precaution to keep it dry because if water gets into this face wash, bacteria and fungus will grow in it. So, always remember to close the lid of the airtight container after each use and put it away from the tap.
Can This Face Wash Remove Make-Up?
No, this face wash is not strong enough to get rid of the makeup. You will need to remove your makeup first with cleansing milk and then wash your face with this diy dry skin face wash. If you want to use natural makeup removers, read here
Try this homemade face wash for oily skin and I hope you will like it!