10 Amazing Beauty Tips For Oily Skin

Oily skin is more prone to blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and acne. It also appears thick, greasy, and dull all the time. Reasons for oily...

Oily skin is more prone to blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and acne. It also appears thick, greasy, and dull all the time. Reasons for oily skin are genetics, overuse use of skin care products, seasonal changes, medications, stress, hormonal changes and sun tanning. But having oily skin does have some benefits. Those with oily skin tend to age slower. Oily skin tends to wrinkle less than those with dry or normal skin. Nevertheless, here are top ten tips for you to take care of your oily skin.

10 Amazing Beauty Tips For Oily Skin

1. Lemon Water

One of the best home remedies to make oily skin glow naturally is to have a glass of warm lemon water mixed with a teaspoon of honey in the morning on an empty stomach daily. Lemon keeps your skin hydrated, the vitamin C and antioxidants cleanses your body giving you a beautiful and healthy skin.

2. Ice Cubes

People with oily skin tend to have large pores because of the overactive sebaceous glands which makes the skin look dull. To avoid this, try using ice cubes. Wrap 2 to 3 ice cubes in a clean cloth and rub it on your face for 2 minutes. This method will shrink the size of large pores, reduce acne, boost blood circulation and makes the skin glow.

3. Lukewarm Water

If you have oily skin, lukewarm water must be used to clean your face. The warm water will open your clogged pores of the skin and remove excess oil from your skin. Use a cotton ball dipped in warm water and rub over your skin to remove excess oil.

Lukewarm Water Face Wash For Oily Skin

4. Face Wash

Wash your face thoroughly at least twice a day with glycerine soap to remove the dirt. After washing your face, use a toner to close the pores on the skin. You should stick to this regime daily to keep your skin healthy. If you don't want to use glycerine soaps, you can use face washes with these ingredients which are specifically made for oily skin, such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or glycolic acid.

5. Moisturize Daily

Oily skin needs to be moisturised daily. Avoid heavy moisturizing creams and lotions. Look for oil-free and water-based moisturizers. After cleansing and toning you need to moisturize, just because you have oily skin doesn't mean you should skip it. If you want a home-made moisturizer you can try that too. You need tulsi (basil), glycerine and rose water. Crush some tulsi leaves by adding little rose water and glycerine. Squeeze it with your hand to extract the juice. Apply it on your face. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties in tulsi regulates oil production and clear out blemishes. Rose water gives a rosy glow to oily skin and glycerine moisturizes it

6. Apple Facial Message 

Apple is rich in vitamin A and C. Vitamin C in the apple helps in the restoration of the collagen presence of the skin. Collagen is the reason why skin feels soft. To convert your oily skin in to naturally glowing skin use the apple mask.
Peel an apple and cut it in to small pieces. Rub these small pieces on your face. After one hour wash your face with clean water. Another thing you can do is grate an apple and mix it with some curd. Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to the mask and apply it on your face. Wash it after 15 minutes. Curd contains lactic acid and this acts as the skin moisturizing agent. It will also help in absorbing the extra oil from the skin. This mask will make your skin oil free and healthy.

Apple Facial Massage For Oily Skin

7. Fuller's Earth

Fuller's Earth(Multani mitti) is rich in natural mineral content and can work wonders on oily skin. It not only absorbs the extra oil from the skin but also provides a number of skin benefits that can help oily skinned girls to get the perfect skin.
Mix Fuller's Earth with two table spoons of curd, and one table spoon of lemon juice. Apply it on your face and let it rest for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Orange Face Pack

Oranges are rich in vitamin C. It helps to eliminate the oiliness of the skin and improves the texture of the skin. Apply orange juice on your skin directly, or you can mix few orange pieces with 2 tablespoons of curd. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until a paste is formed. Apply this mask on your face, and leave it for 20 minutes. This mask will remove the dirt stuck in your skin's pores and also removes oiliness.

9. Egg Yolk Face Pack

Egg yolk is known for its tightening effect on the skin and it also removes excessive oil from the skin. It is a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals that help maintain the overall health of the skin. To make this pack break one egg and separate its yolk. Mix the egg yolk using a whisk and use a cotton ball to apply the yolk to excessive oily areas of the face. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse well with water. Repeat this remedy 1 to 2 times every week for best results.

10. Choose Right Makeup

When choosing foundation or any other makeup, pick those with gel, liquid or powder bases. If using a liquid makeup make sure it is water based, not oil based. Makeup labelled "noncomedongenic" contain ingredients that won't clog your pores. Try to use concealer more than foundation because it contains less oil. Powder based blush and eyeshadow are the best picks for oily skin.

Makeup Products For Oily Skin

In addition to the above tips, simple changes in lifestyle can also help you overcome oily skin. Caffeinated drinks must be limited as they heat up the system and cause the production of excess oil. Carbonated drinks are high in sugar content and are said to form pimples on oily skin. Vitamin B2 helps in preventing oily skin, therefore, include good sources of vitamin B2 by eating wheat, whole grains, beans, and nuts. Reduce the intake of sugar and fat and avoid chocolate, fried foods, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

All you need to do is focus on good skin care because beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.

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  1. Oily skin can be tough to manage. I feel lucky to not have it!

  2. Ice cubes and fuller's earth are my favorites!


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