7 Fabulous Home Remedies For Oily Face

7 Fabulous Home Remedies For Oily Face

7 Fabulous Home Remedies For Oily Face

Oily skin is the result of excess secretion of skin oil or sebum. Although oily skin is mostly associated with teenage years or puberty, some people possess clear and flawless complexion for their entire lives. Oily skin deserves proper care, if you want to look beautiful.

What Causes Oily Skin?

  • 1. Genetics
  • 2. Overuse of Skincare Products
  • 3. Seasonal Changes
  • 4. Medications
  • 5. Use Of Incorrect Product
  • 6. Hormonal Changes
  • 7. Stress
  • 8. Use Of Unnecessary Skincare Tools
  • 9. Sun Tanning
  • 10. Biotin Deficiency

Skin Test

A simple test can be performed to check whether your skin is oily or not:
Take a paper napkin and press it on your face.
Specially the T-zone area (the entire forehead down to your nose and chin).
Press the napkin for few seconds.
The paper will appear translucent with oil when you pull it out.

Dos And Don’ts

Here are a few things, which you should keep in mind, if you have oily skin:

It is important to take care of oily skin. Whether it is less oily or more, proper care should be taken to avoid further damage.
Avoid experimenting with your skin.
Never treat oily skin with newly launched products without proper knowledge.
Too much of exfoliation and toning will make your skin even more oily.

Home Remedies To Treat Oily Skin:

If your skin produces excess natural oil, and if your genes are responsible for it, then you can only try your level best to make the oily skin look great. Here are some oily skin care home remedies that you can follow to keep your skin fresh and flawless.

1. Cleansing

Washing your face with lukewarm water 3 times a day will help remove excess oil and stop acne formation. Try to splash cold water on your face; this will close the pores and maintain the pH balance of your skin.

Remember, washing your face too often can dry out your skin.

Deep cleansing is essential for a healthy skin. Remember that some amount of oil is essential for healthy skin; if your cleanser removes too much oil then the layer of protection will be lost. So avoid cleansers that contain oils, waxes and soaps. Cleansers containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid) or glycolic acid (alpha hydroxy acid) may also be helpful for gently cleaning and exfoliating oily skin. These two acids are found in cleansers which are used to treat acne-prone skin. However, if you have a very sensitive skin then you should go for cleansers that have very low concentrations of this acid. Using a right daily cleanser is a good start and it should be the part of daily skin care regimen.

2. Exfoliation

Exfoliating oily skin with a gentle scrub removes dead skin cells, grime, excess oils and makes it smoother. You can prepare an exfoliator at home with any of the following available resources. Here are the exfoliation homemade remedies for oily skin:

a. Oatmeal Scrub

  • Take plain, unsweetened oatmeal.
  • Blend in a food processor to break it into smaller bits.
  • Mix with aloe vera gel (raw) to form a paste.
  • Rub your face and neck area for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Follow up with toner.

b. Honey, Baking Soda and Lemon Scrub

  • Honey has anti-bacterial properties and moisturizes oily skin.
  • Take ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Mix them well.
  • Rub the mixture onto your face using clear finger tips.

3. Toning

Toning improves the blood circulation to the surface of the skin. It closes the pores, refreshes the skin and adds a glow to the skin. You can use the following home-made toners to give that healthy touch to your skin. 

a. Apple Cider Vinegar Spray

Mix equal parts of vinegar with water in a small spray bottle and use it as a toner.
Spray the mixture directly on your face. It is an effective toner remedy for oily skin.

b. Green Tea Toner

Green tea is known for its anti-oxidant property and as a skin purifier too.
  • Take a teaspoon of green tea.
  • Brew it a little strong.
  • Cool it down and store in a spray bottle.
  • This natural toner can be used twice daily.
  • A great option for oily skin.

4. Face Mask

The use of facial masks makes the dull face soft and bright. Make your own face mask by using the following household ingredients.

a. Clay Mask

  • Take facial clay; it can be obtained from any chemist.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons of clay with warm water and apply evenly on your face and neck.
  • Leave it for 5 minutes.
  • Don’t let it dry.
  • Then rinse it off.

b. Egg White Mask

It can be used to soak up the excess oil.

  • Take 1 teaspoon honey with an egg white.
  • Stir well.
  • Add a little gram flour to make a paste.
  • Apply for 5 minutes and then rinse off.

c. Mashed Mango Mask

  • Mash a little bit of mango.
  • Rub it on your face.
  • Keep it for a few minutes. Then rinse off.

5. Moisturizer

Even the gentlest cleansers can have drying effect on the skin, and this becomes prominent with increasing age. So to reduce the drying effects of cleansers, you need to use a lightweight oil free moisturizer right after cleansing. Like cleansers, many moisturizers contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic and lactic acids. Age and sun exposure makes it difficult for the new skin cells to replace the older ones; this causes a layer of dead skin cells to come to the surface.
Alpha hydroxyl acids or AHAs can help to improve skin tone by removing dead skin cells and excess oil. The moisturizers remove the glue like substance that holds the dead skin cells to your skin. Once the dead skin cell layer is removed, the skin looks visibly glowing and healthy. So if you feel moisturizers are not essential for oily skin, think again!

6. Need to Use Sunscreen

Regardless of skin type, all skins need protection from the damaging ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays of the Sun. Sunscreen also prevent wrinkles and age spots from appearing on the skin. Since Sun protection is imperative, it is best to make an informed decision before you buy your sunscreen.
The sunscreen should be gentle and light and it should not clog pores. Choose one with little or no fragrance if you have sensitive and acne-prone skin. Choose a sunscreen with sun protection factor of 15-30. If you are hitting the beach or going for swimming then the SPF should be higher than 30. Apply the sunscreen again after taking a bath or washing your face.

7. Fuller’s Earth

Fuller’s Earth acts like a natural cleanser and skin purifier. Fuller’s Earth is rich in Magnesium Chloride that can help to fight acne and blemishes.You can blend fuller’s earth with rosewater or milk and use it on your skin as an effective face pack. People with oily skin can use fuller’s earth as a natural drying agent.

This is one of the best home remedies for oily skin as Fuller’s Earth doesn’t rob skin of its natural oil and moisture, and gives the skin a natural glow. It also removes dead skin cells and improves skin texture. To get a glowing skin you can make a face pack using one beaten egg, a spoon of yogurt and a spoon of Fuller’s Earth. Keep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off. You can add some ground almond and pieces of glycerin soap to the fuller’s earth and use it as a scrub to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Blend neem paste, clove powder and rose water with Fuller’s Earth to remove acne and acne marks. Fuller’s Earth also reduces suntan and pigmentation.

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