Best Home Treatments for Oily Skin

Best Home Treatments for Oily Skin

Are you sick of constantly trying to remove the oily glow from your skin? You feel that your forehead, nose and cheeks always have that unwanted glare and for you to maintain a matte appearance of the skin is a huge challenge? If your answer is yes, then you are probably facing the problem of oily facial skin.


Oily skin is characterised by visible dilated pores and oily shine, and often has acne to boot. This type of skin requires very special care. Otherwise, it looks very untidy and unclean and definitely not the sort of look we want to portray.

For comfort, oily skin has a positive side- reserves youthful appearance, because it preserves its elasticity and is less prone to the appearance of wrinkles.

Oily skin requires intense, but gentle care

Dermatologists advise that the best way to care for oily skin type is to treat it as sensitive.

That means no alcohol, no washing with hot water and without aggressive peeling.

The following home treatments will help you maintain an appealing appearance of oily skin, by offering intense, but gentle care.

      Gentle exfoliation  
  • Almonds and Honey.
Mix two tablespoons of ground almonds with two tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture on the face, and smooth in with a gently circular motion. Do not rub strongly! Allow the mixture to act as a mask for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water .  
  • Aloe Vera Gel and Oat Flakes
Make a mixture of 3-4 tablespoons of oat flakes and little aloe vera gel. Mix well, then apply the mixture on the face with gentle movements. If you have acne, do not rub your skin, just apply the mixture on it. Allow to act for 20 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.   Best Masks for Oily Skin Type  
  • Green Clay Mask
Mix a few tablespoons of green clay with a little water to get a thick paste. Apply the mask on your face and leave on until dry ( ~20 minutes) . Then, as you wash your face with lukewarm water, do gentle circular movements. The small grains of clay will act as peeling.  
  • Cucumber and Lemon Mask
Grate  half of a cucumber and using gauze, drain a teaspoon of juice. Add an equal amount of lemon juice.  Using cotton balls, apply the mixture on your face, 10 minutes before you go to shower.  The mixture of cucumber and lemon,  will not only refresh your skin, but also help to get rid of all the unnecessary oils.  
  • Beer Yeast and Yoghurt Mask
Mix one tablespoon of beer yeast powder with a little yoghurt, to get a paste. Apply it on your face and let it act for 20 minutes. Beer yeast reduces the secretion of oils, and helps in fighting acne.  
  • Lemon Spray
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and water, and put the liquid in sprayer. Close your eyes and spray the liquid on your face. Relax a while with closed eyes, until you feel that your skin is dry.  Then, wash your face with water.  
  • Salt Spray
Fill a sprayer bottle with water and add in it a teaspoon of salt.  Shake it to dissolve salt. Close your eyes and spray your face with small amount of this mixture, and then wipe dry your face with a towel . Repeat this several times a day and soon you will notice that greasy sheen on your face will be reduced.  
  • Tomato Mask
Squeeze one tomato to get as much pulp. Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and apply on your face. Allow the liquid to dry before you wash your face with water. Tomato juice will reduce the mass flash and make face pores less visible.   Additional Tips   You will significantly reduce the problems of oily skin, if you follow these tips:  
  • Wash your face with cold water
At least twice a day , refresh your skin with cold water. Cold water closes the pores and clean oils from the skin in a nonaggressive way.  
  • Keep hair away from your face
While you are at home, keep the hair tied up. Often people that have oily skin, have also oil hair, so dirt and grease will transfer from the hair to the pores of the skin.  
  • Keep your hands away from your face
If you tend to often touch your face during the day, now is a good time to leave that habit in the past. With every touch you irritate the skin and stimulate the formation of acne. Try using the tips and advises provided in this article, and with a little trust, you can achieve anything.   Hope this article was useful for you. If you have some ideas, tips, advice, personal opinion or experience on this subject or any other we cover then  please feel free to share it with us.            

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