15 Home Remedies for Oily Skin.

15 Home Remedies for Oily Skin.

Your skin's releases natural oils to retain moisture and protect your skin from external irritants. However, even though oily skin isn’t healthy it’s the leading cause of clogged pores and acne. Hence, it must be controlled.


While the secretion of sebum by your skin is natural, overactive sebaceous glands can clog your pores and cause acne. Myriad factors contribute to excessive sebum secretion like puberty, genetic factors, stress, ultraviolet radiation effect, hormonal changes, overexposure to heat, seasonal changes, pregnancy, birth control and hormonal pills and more.

15 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Oily Skin:

1. Egg White

Apply one whipped egg white on your faceleave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it with warm water.

2. Lemon Juice

In 2 tbsp. of water mix 1 tbsp. of lime juice. Now, apply this on your face and let it dry for 5-10 minutes before using warm water to wash it off.

3. Yogurt

Mix 1 tbsp.each of honey and yogurt and to this blend add oatmeal (ground). Give your face a good application with this mixture for 5-10 minutes before using warm water to rinse it off.

4. Tomatoes

After cutting a tomato in half, simply give your face a good rub with it ina circular motion. Let the residue sit for 10-15 minutes before using cold water to rinse it off.

5. Apple

Grate an apple and apply its shreds on your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes prior to a lukewarm water rinse.

6. Cucumber

Rub slices of cucumber on your face before hitting the sack.Let it sit overnight before using warm water to wash it off.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

In a cup of water, blend 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and drink it every day before you hit the sack.

8. Milk

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Give your face a good application of raw milk and then rinse if off on drying. Works like a charm.

9. Honey

Give your face a rub with honey and let it sit for 15 minutes before you rinse it off.

10. Clay Mask

Make a mask by thoroughly mixing 2 tbsp. of witch hazel, 1 tbsp. of facial clay and a couple of drops each of lemon and cypress oil for aroma. Let it sit for 10 minutes and after it dries wash it off with cold water.

11. Mango Pulp Mask

Give your face a good massage in circular motions with mango pulp. Use warm water to wash it off after it dries.

12. Healthy Veggies

Eat plenty of lightly cooked veggies which are low in oil and spice content.

13. Orange Peel

Mix dry orange peels with a bit of raw milk to it and create a paste. Give your face a good application, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then cold water to wash it off.

14. Exercise

Did you know that 30 minutes of daily vigorous exercise is a great cure for oily skin?

15. Sea Salt

This one may cause excessive skin drying and must not be used more than once a week. Simply add a tsp. of sea salt in some water; a smooth paste will be formed that you can apply to your face. Simply rinse it off with warm water in about 10 minutes.

Yes, that’s quite a list! These, along with regular use of a gentle skincare brand like Olay, should work wonders.

Also, check out 9 skin care benefits of glycerin to keep oily skin problems at bay here at our blog.

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