Oily skin is prone to several skin problems. The appearance of large pores; blackheads and whiteheads; acne and pimples; clogged pores and excessive oil secretion are usually associated with oily skin. And not just it, that annoying shine of excess oil on skin makes one look dull and unattractive. Hence, it is necessary to control excess oil secretion to get rid of oily skin and maintain healthy and youthful skin.
Well, apart from a number of beauty products and treatments specifically meant for oily skin, there are some really easy home remedies also available that can help you control oily skin in a safe and natural way. And for that, you’ll just have to step into your kitchen and pick some amazing ingredients and lovely foods from the shelf.
Here Are Listed Some Of The Most Useful Home Remedies That You Can Try Out To Get Rid Of Oily Skin:
1. Fuller’s Earth Face Mask
Fuller’s Earth is one of the most sought after home remedies for oily skin. It helps remove excess oil from the oily skin. Add 2-3 tsp of rosewater to 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth powder and mix well to make a fine paste. Apply it on your face and neck area. Leave it for 15-20 minutes or let it dry before washing it off with lukewarm water. It absorbs excess oil and provides oil-free, healthy and refreshing skin. This remedy can be followed twice a week.
2. Use Egg Whites
Being loaded with astringent properties, egg whites help shrink or minimize large pores by tightening the skin. It is also beneficial in reducing blemishes on the skin. Thus it helps tone and tightens up oily skin.
Take 2 tsp of whipped egg white and add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to it. Mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and wait for 15 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
3. Yogurt Face Mask
Yogurt is well known for its skin benefits. It contains some amazing nutrients like vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), B5, and B12, zinc, lactic acid, calcium etc. that make it a really good home remedy for oily skin. It helps control excess oil secretion which further helps alleviate acne and pimples on the oily skin.
Take ½ cup of plain yogurt and apply it on your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash your face with lukewarm water. Use this remedy once or twice every week.
4. Cucumber Face Mask
The cool and refreshing touch of cucumber makes you and your skin feel pampered. It has loads of water that help hydrate skin. It contains cooling, soothing and astringent properties that help manage oily skin. It also helps reduce annoying dark spots and tighten skin.
Peel one cucumber and cut into pieces. Blend it to make a smooth paste. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to it and mix well. Apply it on your face and rinse it off with cool water after 15-20 minutes.
5. Aloe Vera and Oatmeal Scrub
Aloe Vera contains minerals (zinc, magnesium, and selenium), vitamins (B2, B6, C, and E), amino acids and enzymes that help rejuvenate skin. It acts as a wonderful moisturizer for oily skin and is beneficial to control excess oil secretion. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the occurrence of acne and pimples.
Take some fresh aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of oatmeal. Mix them well to make a scrub. Rub it gently all over your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash your skin with tepid water. Do not use this scrub on acne and pimples.
6. Strawberry Face Mask
Strawberry is another great option to treat oily skin at home. Rich source of vitamin C, this fruit helps get rid of oily skin naturally. It also helps reduce blemishes, wrinkles and acne scars as well as delays aging signs. Mash few ripe strawberries. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to this mixture to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck area. Leave it to dry and then rinse it off with cool water.
7. Banana Face Mask
Banana is rich in potassium, vitamins (A, B, C, and E), zinc, amino acid and lectin that make it beneficial for skin. It helps control oily skin and reduces acne and pimples. It also acts as a natural exfoliator thereby providing radiant looking skin.
Mash a ripe banana and add a tablespoon of honey and 5-6 drops of lemon juice to it. Mix well to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
8. Orange Peel And Raw Milk Face Mask
Loaded with a good amount of vitamin C, orange is beneficial in eliminating that greasy oiliness of the skin. It also helps prevent early aging signs as well as improves the texture of the skin. Take some powdered orange peel and add little raw milk to make a fine paste. Apply it on your face and neck area. Let it dry. Then wash it off with lukewarm or tepid water.
9. Almond And Honey Scrub
Almonds are rich in vitamin E and contain a bounty of healthy nutrients. It also works well for oily skin. Grind 3-4 almonds in size of small grains and mix with the 2-3 tablespoon of honey to make a natural mild scrub. Apply it all over your face and neck area.
Wait for 10 minutes and then gently massage your skin with this scrub applied on the face. Then wash it off with cool water. It will help remove excess oil from your skin and provide it a natural glow.
10. Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinger has potential to control oily skin. It contains alpha hydroxy acids that make it perfect natural astringent and toner. Thus, it helps minimize pores and tighten up oily skin. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties also help reduce the risk of acne and pimples by removing bacteria from the skin. It also maintains the pH level of the skin.
Take ¼ cup each of apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Mix them well and apply this lotion on your skin with the help of cotton ball. Wait for a couple of minutes and then wash it off with cool water. Do a patch test before applying this lotion on the sensitive skin.