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Top 7 Home Remedies for Oily Skin

Tired of using everything for oily skin!!!!! Here we are listing some home remedies which will be beneficial to ward off oily skin problems like acne, pimples, whiteheads, blackheads etc. Follow these home remedies for a specific period of time and be patient as the natural things take some time to show their results.

Home Remedies for Oily Skin

1. Milk

Milk is amazing home remedy for those who complain for oily skin. It is considered as the natural oil free cleanser for making the oily skin soft and supple. Milk comprises the alpha hydroxy acids which smoothly exfoliate the skin and also aids in maintaining the skin's natural pH balance.

How to use?

  • Mix two or three drops of lavender oil or sandalwood in two tablespoons of milk.
  • Dab the cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on your face.
  • Gently massage the skin for a few minutes to improve blood circulation.
  • Then sleep and in the morning, wash your face with cold water.
  • Repeat it daily.
Top 7 Home Remedies for Oily Skin

2. Egg White

Being a good source of vitamin, egg white works well for dry out the skin. Additionally it helps to tighten and tone up the oily skin.

How to use?

  • Take an egg and break it.
  • Beat the egg white until it turns stiff.
  • Spread it uniformly on your skin.
  • Allow it to dry and then wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeat it twice in a week.

Alternatively

  • Whip the egg white and add lemon juice in it.  
  • Apply the mixture on your face and let it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This home remedy will help to absorb the excess oil and also tighten the skin.

3. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is another amazing home remedy for oil skin. It is good source of citric acid which works like an astringent for skin. Its antiseptic properties help in lightening of skin discolorations.

How to use?

  • Combine one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with one-half teaspoon of distilled water.
  • Dip cotton ball in the mixture and apply it on skin.  
  • Let it for 10 minutes and then wash it off your face with warm water.
  • After that apply some oil-free herbal moisturizer afterward.
  • Do this once daily.
Alternatively
  • Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one tablespoon of milk and one-half tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes then it off with cold water.
  • Repeat it daily.

4. Cucumbers

For oily skin, cucumber home remedy is capable to give you the pleasant and satisfactory results. Cucumber is rich in vitamins A, E and minerals like magnesium and potassium which are quite beneficial for skin cleansing and making it softer.

How to use?

  • Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and rub them on your entire face.
  • Leave it for overnight and in the morning rinse it with warm water.
  • Do this daily before going to bed.
Alternatively
  • Combine the one teaspoon each of cucumber juice and lemon juice.
  • Apply this mixture to your skin and leave it until it gets dry then wash it off with warm water.
  • Do this daily.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the most widely used home remedies for oily face as it contains lactic acid which aid in exfoliating the skin.

How to use?

  • Take one tablespoon of plain yogurt and apply thoroughly over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cool water.
  •  Do this once daily.
Alternatively
  • Mix one tablespoon each of organic yogurt and finely minced oatmeal with one teaspoon of warm honey.
  • Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

6. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed with oil-absorbing acids, which can help to clear the excessive oil. Additionally it is the rich source of vitamin C that is helpful for acne prone skin. Its cooling, clarifying and astringent properties make it a fruitful home remedy for oily skin.

How to use?

  • Cut a tomato and rub it on your face.
  • Allow the tomato juice to soak into your skin and leave it at least for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with cold water.
  • Pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer.
Alternatively

Combine three – four tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey for making a face pack.

7. Honey

Honey possess the moisturizing properties which nourish the skin without making it oily. It helps to clear the pores and also avert wrinkles. In addition, natural antiseptic property of honey is extremely helpful for acne-prone oily skin.

How to use?

  • Put on a thin layer of honey over your face.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wash your face with water.
  • Do this daily.
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