Oily skin is caused by over-active sebaceous glands. Oily skin catches dirt and impurities easily from the surroundings and makes it prone to acne, blemishes and blackheads. So, oily skin needs more attention. Citrus fruits have been found amazing for treating oily skin. Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, tomato and papaya are packed with vitamin C and astringent oil that works great for oily skin, tighten skin pores, decreases oil secretion and keeps skin oil free. Vitamin C also protects our skin from free radical damage of UV rays of the sun. Citrus fruit are also great for treating oily skin because they contain citric acid that kills bacteria present on the skin and there overwhelming fragrance leaves the skin fresh and clean.
Here Are 6 Effective Homemade Citrus Beauty Products To Treat Oily Skin:
1. Orange Peel Face Mask
This orange peel face mask is a great citrus remedy for managing oily skin. Dry orange peel in shade until they turn crispy and then grind it to powder. Mix 1 tbsp orange peel powder and 1tbsp yogurt to form a paste. Apply the paste on your entire face. Leave for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. The mask will help to open the clogged pores and the astringent properties contained in the mask will help to remove excess oil from the skin, leaving the skin fresh and clean. With regular use, you will find your skin less oily and infrequent breakout of acne.
2. Citrus Scrub For Oily Skin
As mentioned above dry the peels of lemon, lime and orange in shade and grind to get powder. This will take 2-3 days. Take equal amount of this citrus powder and sugar in a bowl; add 1tbsp each of orange, lemon and lime juice. Add few drops of coconut oil and mix thoroughly to make a fine paste. Apply this paste on your face and rub gently with your fingers. Wash off with cold water. This scrub will remove dirt and grime from the skin, tighten the pores and kill bacteria.
3. Tomato Facial Masks To Treat Oily Skin
Tomato facial mask are very effective in managing oily skin. As it contains astringent and cooling properties, vitamin C content and naturally acidic properties helps in eliminating acne by reducing secretion of excess oil and simultaneously working to shrink the large pores. Tomatoes are also rich in many antioxidants that keep skin healthy. Simplest way to use tomato is to mash and apply on your face and leave it to work for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water to get oil-free healthy glowing skin. With repeated use you will get flawless, blemishes free skin.
4. Lemon Face Scrub For Oily Skin
People with oily skin are very much prone to suffer from acne, blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Along with taming the oil glands, lemon juice which is high in vitamin C can be an excellent remedy for healing pimples and acne. Just rubbing a lemon peel with a pinch of sugar for 10-15 minutes can make your skin less prone to acne and acne scarring. Lemon juice has astringent and bleaching effect on the skin. You can prepare this moisturizing face scrub with lemon juice, baking soda and honey. This combination works wonder for treating oily skin. Baking soda gently cleanses oil, dirt and grime from the pores; lemon too is great for oil control and honey with its anti-bacterial properties fights acne. Combine ½ tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. lemon juice and 1tbsp honey. Mix well and apply on your face and neck by rubbing gently in circular motion and rinse off. You will get oil-free, clean and clear skin.
5. Banana And Orange Pack For Oily Skin
Bananas are great for treating oily skin. Mash a ripe banana and add 1tsp. orange juice to make a nourishing pace pack. Citrus fruit contain certain acids which help to reduce secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands. Orange, peel, pulp or juice all work well for treating oily skin. Apply the pack on your entire face and wait for 15 minutes before you rinse off. You will get oil-free skin. Repeated use will help you to get acne-free skin.
6. Tomato, Lemon And Honey Pack For Oily Skin
Honey is the best natural ingredient for moisturizing the skin without causing oiliness. In a bowl, take 2 mashed tomatoes, add 2tbsp. honey and 1tsp. lemon juice to it; mix well and apply on your face and neck. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash off with normal water. This combination will brighten up your skin by eliminating dirt, excess sebum and blemishes.
These homemade citrus beauty products works much better than any store bought citrus remedy.