Reasons For Oily Skin
Oily or overly shiny skin can be annoying, irritation, and anything but cosmetically pleasing. There are several causes for oily skin. It may just be things you can’t control like genetics, seasonal changes, and hormonal changes. Although, sometimes it is just caused by doing a simple thing wrong.
It can be due to overuse of skin-care products and the use of unnecessary skin-care products. Other causes are tanning, too much stress, and some medications.
Since oily skin doesn’t look good by itself, sometimes it will join up with acne to make your face exactly the opposite of what you want it to look like. This article will cover the do’s and don’ts of skin-care, and tell you ways to get rid of your oily skin using simple home remedies and how to prevent it from coming back.
10 Simple Natural Home Remedies For Oily Skin
#1. Wash Your Face
Having oily skin might make you feel dirty enough as it is, and so it’s great to know that simply washing your face could make a difference. Washing your face with warm water and soap atleast twice a day is a good home remedy for oily skin. Be sure to avoid any soap that ends up irritating your skin.
#2. Avoid Moisturizers
If you have oily skin, then your face has enough moisture. The last thing you need to do is to add more to it. Avoid moisturizers as much as you can, but still wear sun screen on your face when you go out on bright and/or hot days.
#3. Wear Your Hair Back
Did you know that our hair too secretes oil? It is a good idea to keep your hair tied back, so that your face doesn’t get oily.
Be sure to wash your hair regularly with a shampoo that is suitable for oily hair. Tying your hair back away from your face is the best natural home remedy for oily skin.
#4. Egg Yolk
Another great, cheap natural cure that can dry out skin are egg yolks. Break open an egg and sift out the egg whites so that you only have the yolk left. Dip a cotton ball into the yoke and rub it onto the oily spots on your face.
Leave the egg yolk on your face for at least fifteen minutes for rinsing it off. Repeat this as often as you feel that you need to.
#5. Wear Less Makeup
Most makeup items have some kind of oil in them. But you can try the water or mineral based makeup. If you truly want to have oil free skin, the best natural remedy is to not use makeup at all.
#6. Cornstarch Mask
Cheaper than most face masks, but still one of the most effective natural remedies for oily skin, is a cornstarch mask. Cornstarch is great when it comes to drying up oily skin. Mix between one to three tablespoons of cornstarch into enough water to make a mask out of it.
Apply it to your face and let it dry. When you feel like the mask has been on long enough, rinse it off. Do this everyday for continued improvement.
#7. Baking Soda Mask
Do not try the baking soda mask if you have extremely sensitive skin. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with some water until it forms an exfoliating paste. Wear it as a mask for a few minutes, or scrub your face with it for a minute or two. Once the time is up, rinse off the mask.
#8. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great for treating acne and oily skin. Mix equal parts of tea tree oil and water so that you have enough to use on your whole face. Dip a cotton ball and rub the mix on your face.
#9. Green Tea
Make a strong cup of green tea and let it cool. Dip a cotton ball into the tea and rub it on your face and rinse off later. Do this once or twice a day when you usually wash your face.
#10. Apple Cider Vinegar
Although it may not smell very good when you first apply it, apple cider vinegar is a great way to treat oily skin. You can apply the vinegar straight on your face with a cotton ball or mix with water and do the same. Don’t worry about the smell; once the vinegar evaporates the smell will go away.
I hope that these simple natural home remedies can help you treat your oily skin and help you to prevent it.