I’ve tried a lot of home remedies for oily skin, and these are the ones that worked best for me; it’s no longer a problem for me as before. Most women are likely to experience excessively oily skin for various reasons such as being stressed, pregnant, etc.
Oily skin can be very difficult and frustrating to deal with, that’s for sure! If you suffer from excessive oily skin, you’ll know how difficult it is to manage, especially with looking put together and probably keeping your makeup in place throughout the day. It can also lead to skin conditions such as big pores, blackheads, acne and pimples, which might eventually be difficult to get rid of most times; or if they do go, they’ll leave those pesky little acne scars.
As I’ve always said, when it comes to skin care treatments, the natural remedies are always the best way to go. Commercial products will only treat the problem temporarily, but organic remedies will produce long-term results by absorbing the excessive production of oil and then continue to control it. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re better for your body and health.
If your skin is naturally oily, it has its advantages, though, as I’ve been told several times, it delays the appearance of ageing signs, such as fine lines and wrinkles; keeping you looking younger for longer! All the ingredients for these recipes can be found at home in your kitchen already, but if not, they are easily available and also affordable in your local supermarket or farmers’ market.
Here are the effective home remedies for oily skin
1. Egg White Face Mask
The vitamin A, which is in egg whites, will help to tighten your opened pores, reduce the excess oil and even lighten any acne scars you might have. This is one of the remedies for oily skin.
|Egg whites face mask|
⇒ Crack an egg open into a bowl, separate the yolk from the white part.
⇒ Whisk the egg whites thoroughly until it becomes frothy and stiff.
⇒ Wash your face, dry it with a clean towel.
⇒ Apply the mixture all over your face and let it dry.
⇒ Then wash your face with water and apply your usual moisturiser.
Another way to do this is to add half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the egg whites and repeat the same process above.
2. Oatmeal face mask
Applying oatmeal on your face will help to unclog your pores, it will then absorb the excess oil and then scrape off dead skin cells. The zinc and other nutrients in oatmeal will help to regulate the production of oil.
|Oatmeal face mask|
⇒ Add 2 tablespoons of raw oatmeal in a bowl.
⇒ Pour about 4 tablespoons of hot water and leave it to swell until it softens.
⇒ Then add 2 teaspoons of raw organic honey and mix it together.
⇒ Apply the mask to your freshly washed face.
⇒ Leave it on for about 20 minutes.
Wash off with warm water.
3. Honey, lemon and brown sugar scrub
Honey helps to remove excess oil and make your skin very smooth, soft to the touch, supple and well moisturised.
It repairs the skin cells that have been damaged by pollution and free radicals in the air.
Lemon is acidic so it will dry out the excess oil, while the brown sugar will exfoliate the skin, while also cleaning out the oil and dirt blocking your pores.
|Honey, lemon and brown sugar scrub|
⇒ Add 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in and bowl and mix them all together.
⇒ Apply the mixture on your face.
⇒ Now give your face a little exfoliation by moving your fingers gently over your face, pay extra attention to your most oily areas such as the T-zone.
⇒ Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off your face with warm water.
4. Apple cider vinegar toner
It contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxyl Acid), which will tone and moisturise your skin, and most importantly, draw out and control excess oil.
Apple cider vinegar balances the pH level of the skin which makes it alkaline.
⇒ Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of water.
⇒ Soak it up with a cotton ball apply all over your freshly washed face.
⇒ Do not rinse out, apply your moisturiser when your face dries.
5. Sea salt scrub
Sea salt is grainy in nature so it will help remove impurities and dead skin cells from your face. The salty water will effectively dry out the unwanted oil from your skin.
|Sea salt scrub|
⇒ Mix 1 teaspoon of sea salt with 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar.
⇒ Apply the mixture all over your face and neck.
⇒ Gently scrub your face with (It has to be done gently without applying much pressure).
⇒ Leave on for 15 minutes.
⇒ Rinse off with cold water.
6. Baking soda scrub
Baking soda is a well-known natural product for combating oily skin. It has the ability to soak up the excess and unnecessary oil on the skin that can lead to acne. It will balances the pH level of the skin and control oil production.
|Baking soda scrub|
⇒ Make a paste with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water.
⇒ Apply the paste on your skin and gently exfoliate.
⇒ Leave it on your skin until it completely drys.
⇒ Then wash off with warm water.
7. Tomato face mask
Vitamin C can be found in tomato and it can help to remove excess oil, remove impurities and tighten the pores. Tomato face mask effectively makes your face less oily.
⇒ Mash up 1 medium tomato with a fork or you can blend it without adding water.
⇒ Apply the juice or paste on your face and leave on for 10 minutes.
⇒ Rinse off with warm water.
8. Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel absorbs the excess oil from your skin well. And the anti-microbial properties will treat any acne or pimples on your face while might be caused by excess oil in your pores.
|Aloe vera gel|
⇒ If you have an aloe vera plant at home, you can extract the gel and use, but if not, you can buy from the store but be sure that it’s 100% aloe vera gel without any add colouring or preservatives.
⇒ Apply it on your face and massage gently.
⇒ Leave it on for 5 minutes.
⇒ Wash off with clean water.
When using any of these remedies, be sure to apply them to a freshly washed face. And always appreciate your facial moisturiser after drying off your face.
Have you tried any of these home remedies for oily skin before? What were your results?
Let me know in the comment box below.