How to identify an oily skin? Oily skin is usually shiny and has pores. It is prone to blackheads and acne as the oil producing glands are over active and produce more oil. People with oily skin get frequent breakout and have a greasy appearance,but the good news is that oily skin tends to age slower.
Natural tips for oily skin
Avoid using talcum powder on face as it gets accumulated in the pores and causes more breakout.
Use water based cosmetics or look for “oil free” products.
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day.
Soak neem leaves in water for 5 hours, then remove the leaves and have bath in that water to prevent pimples and acne. Neem leaves have powerful antiseptic properties.
Use any clay mask once in a fortnight as it absorbs excess oil from the skin. (eg- multani mutti or fuller’s earth)
Avoid heavy creams and moisturizers.
Avoid oily and greasy food.
These Home made face packs will help you to treat oily skin effectively-
Red sandalwood paste mixed with rose water can also be used as a pack for oily skin. It is also an excellent home remedy for blackheads.
Gram pulse flour (besan) or green gram flour is best for oily skin as it removes excessive oil from the skin. Mixture of besan with rose water makes a good homemade pack.
Mix fuller’s earth powder with a little orange peel powder and rose water and apply it on your face. Wash with warm water after 15 minutes. This natural treatment, if followed once in a week will help to get rid of oily skin. It also helps to cure acne.
Mixture of rose water, sandalwood paste and fuller’s earth (a form of clay) can be used as a face pack for oily skin. Rose water cleanses and tones the skin. Sandalwood paste has cooling properties and fuller’s earth removes the dirt and excess oil from the skin.
Mix equal quantity of oatmeal (powder it finely) and witch hazel and apply to the face. Remain for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. This is a natural toning and cleansing mask for oily skin.
Mix a little honey with few drops of fresh lemon juice and egg white and apply to the face.Wash off with cool water after 15 minutes. Egg white helps to tighten the pores.
Mix cucumber pulp with lemon juice and apply to the face. Cucumber is a natural toner. It works as an astringent and is used to cleanse the skin.
Curd (low fat) is an excellent cleanser. Apply it on the skin and wash it off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.This refreshes dull, tired face and is also good for oily skin.
Rice flour mixed with rose water makes an excellent scrub for oily skin.
Follow these simple home remedies to treat your oily skin.