HOME REMEDIES FOR OILY SKIN

Oily skin is usually something that many people have as a result of their genes, but it can become worse due to hormonal changes, stress and few medications. And taking care of oily skin can be challenging and if one uses high end products and cosmetics then it can be expensive as well. So here are few home remedies that can be used to treat oily skin problem

 

1.       Tomatoes

Tomatoes work well on oily skin because of their astringent and clarifying properties. They also contain natural acids that break down excess oil on the skin. The simplest way to use tomatoes to treat oily skin is to cut a tomato in half, and then rub it gently over your face. Leave the juice on your skin for fifteen minutes and then wash it off with warm water and apply an oil free moisturiser.

 

2.       Cucumbers

Cucumbers have a wonderful cooling effect on the skin and they have astringent properties too. They also nourish the skin with vitamins A and E, and the minerals potassium and magnesium. You can simply gently rub slices of cucumber over your face to reduce oil. Alternatively, you could mix half a teaspoon of cucumber juice with the same quantity of lime juice. Apply the mixture to your face, leave it on until has dried, and then wash off with warm water.

3.       Lemon Juice

The citric acid in lemon juice will cut through oil on the face and it will act as an astringent. It also has a skin lightening effect it will act as an antiseptic. Dilute a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with half a teaspoon of water. Apply that your skin with a cotton wool ball and leave it on for about ten minutes. You will probably need to moisturise your skin after this treatment because lemon juice can dry out the skin.

4.       Yoghurt

Yoghurt contains lactic acid, which will exfoliate the skin and yoghurt LOS absorbs oil from the skin as well. It’s also very good for nourishing the skin, so it will leave your face feeling lovely and soft. Simply apply natural, unflavoured yoghurt to your face and leave it to sit for ten minutes. Then, rinse the yoghurt off with cool water. Yoghurt is very gentle on the skin, so this is a treatment that you could use daily.

5.       Clay mask

Clay masks are wonderful for oily skin; they clean the skin deep down, they remove dirt, dead skin cells, excess oil, and they close up the pores. To make a clay mask, mix three tablespoons of fullers earth with enough rosewater to make a paste. Apply it to the face, leave it on or about half an hour, and then rinse off with water. Repeat this treatment once a week. That should be sufficient to keep excess oil under control.