How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin

Best Home Remedies For Oily skin

Oily Face besides giving you an unpleasant look can cause blackheads, acne breakouts, blemishes, etc. In this article you will learn about home remedies about how to get rid of oily face and oily skin.

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What Causes Oily Skin

To learn how to control oily skin, first of all you should know about causes for oily skin. They can broadly be categorized as follow:

(i) Heredity problems. For example, skin of the people with dark hair produces more oil than fair-haired folks;

(ii) Excess sebum (natural oils) secretion by Oil glands, the waxy substance that protects your skin. This too much secretion of sebum makes your skin oily which attracts dirt and your face looks greasy, dirty and unpleasant.  This contributes to acne breakouts as well. ; and

(iii) Other factors, like stress and changes in hormone activity, pregnancy or taking of oral contraceptives.

Obviously, you cannot control the first cause. However if you know tips about how to reduce oily skin, you can treat the other causes for oily skin.

Oily Skin Not Bad: On a positive note, Oily skin has its own positive points. Production of natural oils by the skin is a natural process. Nature produces it to protect your skin. You skin remains naturally hydrated and therefore, oily skin tends to age slower and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin and that too later in life. As long as you keep cleansing the over-productive pores, you need not worry about your oily skin. Do it regularly but gently. Try to wash away your dead skin cells and excess oil without scrubbing so hard that it causes irritation to your skin. A word of caution here is, if you overdo or scrub hard, your skin will produce even more oil.

Home Remedies For Oily Skin

Here are the best home remedies about how to control oily skin to reduce and prevent oily shine on your facial skin, especially on your T zone:

(1) Washing Your Face Properly:  This natural beauty tip will reduce your facial oily skin problem by 90%. Wash your face with good oil clearing face wash which is gentle, twice a day using lukewarm water. This will clears out the excess oil from your skin. Do not overdo it so that you don’t end up in over drying your facial skin to give you premature wrinkles and stretchy skin.

(i) In addition to the above whenever you feel an oily face, consider washing your face 2-3 more times in a day, but this time only with WATER without using your face wash.  So in all, this means that you will be washing your face twice with good oil clearing face wash and 2-3 times with plain water.

(ii) Before you sleep at night, make it a habit to wash your face with lukewarm water.

(iii) Do not over wash your face, as it will dry out your skin leading it to produce even more oil.

(iv) Try to use face cleansers which are made especially for oily skin, such as gel cleansers rather than soaps or creamy ones. Soap will over dry your skin causing flakes on your face and a creamy face wash will leave some residue on your skin leading to make it look even more oily.

(v) If you are suffering from acne, go for an antibacterial cleanser formulated with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or triclosan to dry up the blemishes.

(vi) Consider using a liquid face wash which contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), like citric acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid. The AHAs work towards to slough off dead skin cells, control the oil in your skin pores and prevent infection.

(2) Tone Your Skin: Use a toner that is formulated for oily skin and does not contain alcohol. Alocohol based toner will dry out your skin.

(i) You can go for a natural toner to work as a home remedy for oily skin, such as distilled witch hazel. Soak a cotton pad in it and dab it all around. Witch hazel contains tannins which have astringent properties and help in tightening up your skin pores as they dry.

(ii) You can also try other home remedies for oily skin to tone your skin with apple cider vinegar or green tea or rose water.

(3) Face Massage For Oily Skin: Oily skin gathers more dust and dirt from the atmosphere which settle down and form a layer on your facial skin. You need to remove this dirt layer and get rid of dead skin cells by means of exfoliating or scrubbing your skin twice a week.

You can choose a good quality oil clearing scrub from your local store or can make your own natural scrub for oily skin at home to absorb oil from your face skin and remove dead skin cells which otherwise would clog your skin pores. Grind two teaspoons of oats coarsely, and then moisten it with some witch hazel or fresh aloe gel to form a paste. Massage this paste gently with your fingertips into your skin and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

(4) Blot Away Excess Oil: During the day, blot away excess oil from your face. Use special blotting papers which are made especially for this purpose so as not to ruin your make-up.

Alternatively, you can use loose translucent face powder to blot up excess oil. Do not use pressed powder, as it contains oil.

(5) Some more Natural Beauty Tips for Oily Skin:

(i) If you are having oily skin, best for you will be to use water-based beauty products.

(ii) Avoid alcohol based products, as they can over dry your skin. As a result your skin will produce more oil to compensate for the lost oil.

(iii) If you have oily skin, it does not mean that you don’t need a moisturizer. Oil is not water. All types of skin need to be moisturized. Go for a water based moisturizer.

Follow above tips about how to get rid of oily skin and show case your oil-free flawless and clear skin and face to the world with confidence.

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    • @ rj:

      Cucumbers remove excess oils from face without making skin dry. Cucumbers should be used for oily and sensitive skin type. Since cucumbers have the property of cooling it can be a better option against lemon for sensitive skin.

  2. I have oil skin..plz tell me good tan removal cream ,dark eye circle removal cream and face wash each under 200 bugs and I m Indian men

  3. Hi mine is oily and sensitive skin .please tell me some natural tips for natural glowing face without any cosmetics.and I apply olive oil for face and body before going to bath is it right .is this give a healthy n glowing skin

    • @ Court:

      1.Makeups on drying out tend to cake and can even accentuate wrinkles because they settle into the creases. Some of the ones with shimmer in them can even make your pores look larger—horrifying!


      (i) Use primer. It minimizes the appearance of pigmentation, blemishes, pores and fine lines by gently filling them. it seals the bigger pores on the skin, thereby making your skin appear even and smooth. It creates a blanket over the pores, so your foundation glides smoothly and appears flawless.

      (ii) Use pore concealer. It is translucent or tinted with color to suit your natural skin tone. It helps by temporarily filling the pore cavity, thereby creating an even and smooth base for other makeup products. As the pore concealer sits within the deep pore pits, it is very important to cleanse your skin deeply after makeup application at the end of the day.

      (iii) Consider using mineral makeup foundation as it provides a smooth, soft and natural finish. They help in minimizing the look of enlarged pores. To seal appearance of your pores, always choose oil-free and matte formulas.The oil-free formula of the mineral foundation leaves the skin matte, thereby controls the excess oil accumulation, which can otherwise make your pores appear larger.

      (iv) Shimmering highlighters, glittery blushes and glowing foundations contain high shimmer particles, which enhance the look of the pores. Hence, it is recommended to avoid these in the areas you have large pores. Choose matte formula products to keep the skin appear smooth.

  4. Thanks to Admin for sharing the above home remedies for Oily Skin. I am a 22 yrs College girl. My Skin is so Oily. This is the cause I am getting pimples. Which affects my personality. Starting from today I will try these home remdies to avoid oily skin realted problems. Keep sharing such good articles.


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