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Home Remedies for Oily Skin

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Oily skin can be a pain to deal. The accumulation of excess oil on the outer skin layer often leads to whiteheads, blackheads, blind pimples and other skin irritations.

But there is one big advantage. Oily skin tends to age better and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin. So, it’s not all bad.

The excess oil results from the sebaceous glands in the skin producing excess sebum. Those who have this condition usually have shiny skin and large pores.

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Oily skin can be caused by genetics, dietary choices, too much stress or hormone changes in the body due to puberty.

Women also are more prone to oily skin during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or menopause and while taking birth control pills.

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Oily skin can be difficult to manage, but there are many things you can do to solve this common problem. There is no need to use expensive, chemical-based skin care products. Many people have found simple home remedies to be equally effective.

Here are the top 10 home remedies for oily skin.

1. Egg Whites

High in vitamin A, egg whites can effectively dry out skin blemishes as well as tone and tighten up oily skin.

  • Whip one egg white until stiff and spread it on your skin. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with warm water. Do this twice a week.
  • Whip one egg white, add the juice from half a lemon and mix it well. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This will tighten the skin and soak up excess oil.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a good source of citric acid that works like an astringent. It also has antiseptic properties that can lighten skin discolorations and restore the skin’s pH balance.

  • Mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with one-half teaspoon of distilled water. Apply it on your skin using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash your face with warm water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so apply some oil-free moisturizer afterward. Do this once daily.
  • Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, one-half tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water. If done once daily, this remedy will give you positive results within a week.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps gently exfoliate the skin and absorbs excess oil from the face.

  • Apply one tablespoon of plain yogurt thoroughly over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cool water. Do this once daily.
  • Alternatively, mix one tablespoon each of organic yogurt and finely ground oatmeal. Then stir in one teaspoon of warm honey. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

4. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are great for oily skin due to their cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. The high vitamin C content in tomatoes is very helpful for acne-prone skin. Plus, the natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil.

  1. Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin.
  2. Allow the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer.

Note: You can also make a face mask by combining three tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey.

5. Apples

Apples work as a great exfoliating agent and they have mild antiseptic, astringent, and soothing properties that make them a great home remedy for oily skin. The malic acid in apples helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil from the skin’s surface.

  • Grate half an apple and place the shreds on your skin. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.
  • Mix one teaspoon each of grated apple, yogurt and lemon juice to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse your face with cool water.

6. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are also very beneficial for oily skin due to their cooling, astringent, and soothing properties. Also, the high vitamin and mineral content, including vitamins A and E, magnesium, and potassium, are good for oily skin.

  • Cut a fresh organic cucumber into thick slices, and rub them thoroughly on your face. Leave it on overnight and rinse with warm water in the morning. Do this daily before going to bed.
  • Alternatively, mix one-half teaspoon each of cucumber juice and lime juice. Apply this mixture to your skin, let it dry, and then wash it off with warm water. Do this daily. This remedy can also be used to lighten freckles and reduce sunburn.

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108 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Oily Skin”

    1. you can go to a local African shop and buy some black soap, and you will notice a difference in the first week

        1. Take 1 spoon of besan and 1 spoon lemon juice with 1 spoon of honey and mixed it thoroughly afterthen apply on your whole skin. ..and wash it after 20 min. ..
          U will get a positive effect on your face

    2. I will Tell You Natural Tips To make Your Skin White..

      Take Papaya Fruit & cut into a small plate and just rub on your face.After 15Mins then wash with Warm water,do this daily you will good Result on your face.

      And take 25-50ml of Red Wine.it will Helps to your Skin Bright

          1. the best is 1) an apple a day ,
            2) having a face pack with cucumber slice overnyt
            thats it … it gives a amazing result jasmine.. just hav a trails for 15 days… it works

    3. can the mixed honey, milk and lemon juice be kept in the and be used everyday since you cant use the mixed products all at once a day.

  1. Lemon juice is really good for oily skin , it’s help to change ur skin colour nd help to reduce santan ……really it’s work .

  2. Im vry tensed for my oily skin.. i realy was in need of dis tips.. thnx 4 the help.. no. 2 i tried today hope it cme with a bst result

  3. I still wanna try out those remidies guys and once i’m done i will definately come bec and give my testimony just lyk everybody else. But thank you so much for these tips, I can’t wait to start using them.

  4. Wow I’m so impressed, my face is totally glowing in just 7 days of using lemon juice, honey and milk. You guys rock.

  5. I apply Aloe Vera on my face due to its soothing & cooling properties.
    I generally, apply “Besan” face pack once in a week that help me fight the access oil.

  6. Apply a large amount of grated avocado in the face, mixed with garlic and onions. leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with cold water. You will see the effect. AWESOME!!!

  7. follow my instructions and you will get a very fair face .
    1.first you have to take steam for 1 minute to open your pores.
    2. then tomato is best thing to get rid of oily skin. simply you have to cut a tomato and rub it on your face and leave it for 30 minutes .
    3.then wash your face with luke warm water..

    try this thrice a week.

  8. you can also use ice for oily skin. simply you have to put some ice pices in a soft cloth and rub it slowly on your face for 5-6 minutes.try this at the morning and at night before going to bed.
    you can see the result after 4 weeks.

  9. the best way to get rid of oily skin is drinking 7-8 liters water per day. water helps to get rid of toxins of our body and also it hydrates our immuno system.

  10. i really dont know what to do with my oily skin and sunburn?, can any one give me a best remedy wich give me best result

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