Simple Home Remedies for Oily Skin and Fight Acne.

Causes of Oily Skin



Hormone levels


Birth control pills

Cosmetics you use

Humidity and hot weather



Overuse use of skin care products

Seasonal changes

Sun tanning 

Oily skin is shiny, thick and dull colored and a pain to deal. The excess oil accumulated on the outer layer of the skin leads to the development of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and skin irritation. It has large pores and the skin has a coarse look.

It is difficult to manage oily skin but there are several solutions to handle this problem. There is no need use expensive, chemical based skin care products. Some simple home made remedies are found to be effective to deal with oily skin.

Home Remedies for Oily Skin.

Wash Face Properly.

This protective acid keeps bacteria from entering the body through the skin. Since most soaps are too alkaline (non-acidic), they tend to strip the mantle, leaving the skin vulnerable to bacteria. Milk is an oil-free cleanser which leaves the skin soft and supple. Home remedies include milk enzymes as well as enzymes from pineapple or pumpkin. Use a milk wash several times a day to minimize oil and sebum (the dead outer layer of skin). At night, clean your face thoroughly and remove all traces of makeup. 

Exfoliate the Skin.

You can use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar to exfoliate the skin. At bedtime, apply the vinegar to clean skin, using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This remedy works, but be patient. You may need to use it for several weeks before you see improvements. If you experience any irritation, dilute the vinegar with 4 parts water.
 To exfoliate the skin, use an almond honey scrub: Mix a small amount of honey with ground almonds (almond meal). Gently massage the mixture into clean skin with a hot wash cloth. Careful not to scrub too hard, as the almonds are quite abrasive. Rinse with cool water.

DIY Natural Masks.

 A banana/honey mask will soothe the skin. Put a banana and a tablespoon of honey in the blender. Add a few drops of lemon or orange juice. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse using a cool wash cloth, or you can use a steaming hot wash cloth. Gently pat dry. Follow with a small amount of moisturizer.

 Egg yolk masks are a wonderful, fast fix for excess oiliness. The egg yolk dries out the skin. Use a cotton ball to apply the yolk to oily spots. Leave on for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse off with cool water.
Make a home made facial mask of ½ cup oatmeal, ½ cup mashed apple, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 slightly beaten egg white. Mix together in a paste. Apply to your face, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Cucumbers also help to manage oily skin due to their cooling, astringent, and soothing properties. The high vitamin and mineral content, magnesium, and potassium, are good for oily skin. Rub a slice of cucumber before going to bed. Wash it in the morning with warm water. Alternatively make a mixture of cucumber juice and lime juice and apply it on the face and hands. This remedy can also be used to lighten freckles and reduce sunburn.

Common Sense Recommendations

Do not smoke. Smoking promotes enlargement of the pores and impairs the overall health of the skin.
Regularly brushing and massage of the whole body stimulates circulation and rejuvenates the skin.
Evening primrose oil supplements are beneficial for skin. They contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid reputed to strengthen skin cells and boost their moisture content.

Get sufficient sleep as the skin's cellular repair activity is at its optimum during this resting phase.

Exercise benefits skin as it boosts circulation and encourages blood flow. Regular exercise will nourish and cleanse your skin from within.

(Source: NewHealthGuide

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