[toc]There are three skin types; normal, dry and oily. People who have oily skin tend to produce excess oil which gives the skin a shiny and greasy appearance. People with oily skin are also more prone to acne breakouts.
Clogging of pores due to excess production of sebum, makes the pores look enlarged. The one good news for people with oily skin is that they are less prone to wrinkles and fine lines. If you too have oily skin and wish to have a normal skin texture then there are some natural ways of doing so.
How To Get Rid Of Oily Skin
Rice Powder And Lemon Juice
Prepare a thin paste by combining two tablespoon of rice powder with a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply this paste evenly on your face with a thin brush. Once the face pack is dry, rinse your face with cold water.
Rice contains enzymes that help to dissolve and remove excess oil from your skin. Lemon juice has skin bleaching properties that help to give your skin a natural glow. If rice powder is not available then grind a cup of rice until you have a fine powder.
Tomato Juice And Witch Hazel
Blend a ripe tomato in a food processor and pass the pureed tomato through a fine sieve to extract its juice. To the tomato juice add a tablespoon of witch hazel. After cleansing your face, apply this mixture over your face. This mixture will act as an astringent and will remove excess oil from your skin.
Witch hazel contains tannic acid and tomato contains citric acid that removes oil and dirt from skin. With regular use of this homemade astringent your skin will become less oily and your pores will also tighten.
Oatmeal And Honey
Mix together a tablespoon of oatmeal with a tablespoon of honey. Add a few drops of rose water if the mixture is too thick. Now use this mixture to scrub your face. Make sure that you exfoliate well around your nose and chin as these are the areas that are more prone to oiliness.
After 10 minutes wipe your face with a wet towel and wash thoroughly with water. The oatmeal will help in removing excess oil from your skin and also help to unclog blocked pores.
Grind some dried orange peel in a grinder until you have a very fine powder. In a small bowl combine one tablespoon of orange peel powder with just enough yogurt so that you have a mixture of thick consistency. Apply this mixture over your face and neck, avoiding the under eye area.
After 15-20 minutes, wash off the mask with cold water. Orange peel not only reduces oiliness but it also helps to reduce blackheads and enlarged pores. Regular use of this mask will make your skin smooth and give it a soft glow.
Milk And Turmeric
Grind an inch of raw turmeric with some raw milk. Apply this over your skin and let it remain for 10 minutes. Wash off with water. Turmeric is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and prevents breakouts. Milk helps in gentle exfoliation of the skin and it removes all oil and greasiness from the skin.
This face pack will not only reduce shininess but it will also remove tan. These were a few natural treatments for oily skin. All these home remedies are inexpensive and are safe for people who have sensitive skin.