Home Remedies for Oily Skin

Use oats to absorb oil

Make a quick paste using dry oats and witch hazel to clear bogged pores and remove dead skin cells.

  1. Grind 2 teaspoons of dry oats and then sift them. Use a very small amount of witch hazel to create a paste.
  2. For this to work, you’ll need to gently use your fingertips to massage the paste onto your skin.
  3. Rinse with warm water, and then cool water to close and tighten your pores.

Tip: Instead of rinsing with warm water after cleansing, try using buttermilk to rinse your skin. Buttermilk helps clear away dirt, as well as tighten pores when left on the skin for a minute or two before rinsing it off with cool water.

Draw out impurities

Facial masks are wonderful for oily skin. Mud and clay masks both lower the oil that builds up on skin while firming and drawing out impurities. Find facial clay at your local health foods store or purchase them online to make your own face mask to remedy oily skin.

  1. Use 1 teaspoon of facial clay and 1 tablespoon of witch hazel and mix them together.
  2. Leave the clay mask on your face until the mask is dry, then rinse it off.

Raw foods for reducing oil

Make an egg mask to tone, tighten, and moisturize while also controlling stubborn oily skin.

  1. Separate the egg white from the yolk and set the yolk aside.
  2. Stir together 1 raw egg white, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey; this mixture can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  3. Apply the mixture to your skin while avoiding your lips and eyes.
  4. Let the mask dry on your face until your skin feels tight.
  5. Rinse the mixture off of your face using water. Pat your skin dry, then apply the yolk – letting it stay on until your skin feels tight.
  6. Rinse away with warm water to reveal healthy-looking skin.

Apples keep the doctors away and the oily skin at bay.

  1. Peal and chop an apple and place both the apple and peelings with a few tablespoons of water in a pot; allow it to simmer until the apple is soft.
  2. Remove the peelings and throw them out. Mash the apple and add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of dried sage; if you don’t have sage, use lavender or peppermint.
  3. Apply the mask to your face, letting it lay for 5 minutes before rinsing the mask off with warm water.

Assuming you regularly follow this regimen along with some of the aforementioned techniques, you’ll have a much better chance at reducing oily, acne-filled skin.

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