If you are one of those who suffer oily skin, you surely have tried a lot of products in the market to curb down the shine. And yet, you still look for more effective and hopefully natural options out there.
We all know how annoying it is. The difficulty of applying makeup or the risk of having patches or running make up and the frequent breakouts such as pimples and blackheads are all part of your everyday living.
You have so many experiences with oily skin that you still do not give up on the dream of waking up one day with healthy, glowing skin.
Oily skin is a result of the hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands. These glands produce the oil or medically known as “sebum”. This sebum is naturally a part of the human body defenses helping moisturize and protect the skin. So, not everyone hates their sebaceous glands because it actually helps to have wonderful skin. Unfortunately for some, it overworks to the point of having greasy and shiny skin especially the face.
If oily skin is not taken care properly, it will be prone to acne, dark spots and overall darkening of complexion. So, what else can you still do to lessen oiliness and maintain your skin’s health?
Aside from what’s already commercially offered; here are some of the natural remedies that can work.
1. GO WARM
Washing is always a must routine for everyone but especially for those with oily skin. It helps remove the excess oil and the dirt that stuck to the skin. It is very tempting to wash with cold water after the very hot day you have had but please stop yourself. You must always opt for warm water. It is more effective in dissolving the oil in your skin. Remember also to use only mild soaps or facial wash and omit those with added moisturizers.
2. GO FOR A MASSAGE
After washing, you can massage your face with buttermilk. You can do this several times a week. The acid present in buttermilk helps in removing dirt plus helps in tightening your pores. Tightened pores will mean less secretion of oil. Just leave it be for a few minutes then wash again with warm water.
3. GO TO YOUR KITCHEN
You probably already have most of what’s needed in your kitchen to help your oily skin.
- Lemon juice can work as an astringent and antiseptic to your face. Combine one teaspoon of lemon juice and one-half teaspoon of distilled water. Apply this once a day using a cotton ball. Then, rinse your face with warm water.
- Yogurt has lactic acid that will exfoliate the skin and helps absorb excess oils. Just scoop a tablespoon of yogurt and apply it to your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and remove with cool water.
- Egg whites can be made into a face mask to firm the skin and soak up the oil. Put together 1 teaspoon of honey and an egg white then mix well. Add a bit of flour just to make it into a paste. Apply it your face and let it dry. Wash it with warm water after ten minutes.
Having oily skin still has its advantage. It actually tends to age better meaning fewer wrinkles compared to dry or normal skin.
So, remember not to overdo things. The goal here is to remove and wash away dirt and excess oil but not to scrub hard because that causes irritation and more oil in the end.