Each skin type requires a different kind of care. Oily skin especially requires much more attention as it’s more prone to acne and breakouts. Although adequate natural oils are necessary to keep the skin moisturized, excessive oil should be brought under control to prevent skin problems. Rather than exposing your skin to harmful chemicals and toxic additives in store-bought cosmetics, here are 6 homemade face masks for your oily skin. Every ingredient in the face masks has the ability to absorb or remove excess oil from the pores so that your skin feels fresh and radiant.1
1. Gram Flour, Turmeric, Lemon, And Milk Mask
Gram flour is not only a healthy gluten-free alternative but also an excellent home remedy for oily skin. It has a lot of saponins that gives it natural exfoliating properties to remove dirt and grease stuck in pores. Turmeric is a wonder spice with antimicrobial properties that prevent chances of breakouts. Lemon juice has an astringent action which closes open pores and milk can soothe skin while lightening it. Here’s how you can get all the benefits of these natural ingredients.
In a bowl, mix the following ingredients into a smooth paste. Apply onto the face and wash with cold water after 20 minutes.
- 2-3 tablespoons of gram flour
- 1 tsp of wild turmeric
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of raw milk
2. Honey And Baking Soda Mask
Baking soda, when mixed with honey exfoliates all the dead cells and excess sebum. To prevent your skin from getting too dried up, the antibacterial and moisturizing effects of honey are just right.
- 2 tbsps of raw honey
- 1 tsp of baking soda
Combine them both and apply all over your face and neck in a circular motion.It works as a face pack with a scrub-like action. Wash after 10 minutes.
3. Fuller’s Earth Mud Mask
Fuller’s earth is rich in magnesium chloride and aluminum silicate that cleanses your skin by removing oil and balancing its pH levels. When combined with different ingredients, it can suit different skin types. here’s how you can use fuller’s earth for oily skin.
- 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth
- 2-3 tablespoons of rosewater
Mix them in a bowl and make them into a paste and apply all over the face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash with cold water.
4. Oatmeal And Yogurt Mask
Oatmeal is hypoallergenic and has the ability to soak excess oil and grime from the skin. Yogurt has lactic acid and zinc that moisturizes the skin and reduces blemishes. Ensure that you use ground oatmeal for this face mask as that’s more absorbent in nature.
- 3 tablespoons cup of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
Mix them together and apply all over the face for 15 minutes. Wash it away once dry to reveal supple skin.
5. Aloe Vera And Cucumber Face Mask
This simple face mask combines the calming and hydrating effects of both aloe and cucumber. It’s especially good for soothing skin that’s inflamed and stressed with a lot of acne and breakouts. Here’s how you can prepare it at home.
- 5 Slices of cucumber (deseeded)
- 5 slices of aloe (freshly cut)
Blend it well in a blender until you get a light green gel. Apply it lavishly over your face and wash off after 15 minutes.
6. Egg White And Lemon Mask
Egg white has oil-blotting and skin firming properties that remove excess oil from the skin pores. All you need is to beat a single egg white with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Apply it on your face with a brush and peel it off after 20 minutes.
These homemade face masks can be used once in a week but prior to that, ensure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients above. This can be confirmed by doing a simple patch test. These face masks will keep your skin perfectly cleansed, nourished and healthy.[refGordon, Mia. Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments for Beautiful Skin. Mia Wadsworth, 2012[/ref]
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