People with oily skin enjoy the advantage of having shiner, younger looking skin for a longer period of time as compared to other skin types. The signs of aging- wrinkles, fine lines and age spots creep in quite early in other skin types compared to oily skin.
But there are several disadvantages of oily skin as well. Oily skin suffers a lot as the dust and pollution are much attracted towards it and gives skin problems. Also, during summers, skin also loses its fair complexion and looks darker. The high temperature and sun rays, damage the skin and premature aging can start to show up.
Here are few Natural Remedies you can follow to control the oil of your skin and maintain your shine and glow.
Sandalwood is an age old remedy and quite effective one. Give cooling to the skin and has a healing and soothing nature. It helps to prevents acne, pimples and boils. Take some sandalwood powder and mix rose water in it to make paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck or the any part of skin which is tanned. Let this mask dry and then wash off with normal water.
2. Lemon juice and cucumber
Cucumber gives cooling effect. Also, it tones and firms the skin. Lemon has skin lightening properties that remove the tan and gives you fair skin. Take 1 teaspoonful of cucumber juice and 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice. Mix them and apply on face and neck. This summer face pack will make your skin shining and healthy.
3. Honey and lime juice
Honey and lime juice mix works as best summer face pack that gives your skin glow, fairness and also controls oil. It gives you back your normal skin after you come home from prolonged sun exposure. Mix honey and lemon juice in equal amounts. Apply on the face. This keeps the skin in good state.
4. Oatmeal and Yogurt
It is a good exfoliating face pack for summers for oily skin. This pack is also good for the people with dry skin. It will help get rid of the topmost skin. Mix 1 tablespoon oatmeal with 2tablespoon yoghurt. Mix them and let them get softer. Use this face pack on your neck and face. Let it dry and rinse off with normal water. This face pack brings instant glow on the face.
5. Rice flour and Yogurt
Oh! Blackheads. Only oily skin people know the struggle with blackheads. Well, don’t worry we have a solution for that. Mix of Rice flour and curd makes a good summer face pack for all skin types. It treat your whiteheads, blackheads and also adds glow to your skin. Make a paste of rice flour and curd. Apply evenly on the face and neck. Keep for 20 minutes. Then rub with light hands applying pressure and then rinse off with water.
6. Almond powder and honey
Take few almonds and soak them at night and peel them the next day. Now, grind them with milk to make paste. Then add some honey. Apply this face pack on the face. Let it dry for 15- 20 minutes. Rinse the face with water. This is a great summer face pack for skin whitening and removing oil from skin.
These yummy tomatoes can help you in getting rid of excessive oil from skin. Tomato works great as skin toner. Take 2tbs. tomato juice and mix with equal amount of yoghurt. Apply this on the face and neck with little massaging. Leave for 15- 20 minutes and wash the face. This will remove away the tanning. Tomato juice lightens the scars on skin and curd improves skin color.
8. Neem, Tulsi, and yogurt
Pimples are a reward you get with your oily skin. The pimple problem rises more in summers due to the sweat, sebum secretion and oiliness on the face. This neem, tulsi and yogurt summer pack is especially for the oily skinned people who face problems of pimples and acne. Crush some 7-10 neem leaves and Tulsi leaves in distilled water. Add yoghurt to make thick paste. Use this pack on face and neck. After 15 minutes, rinse off.
Potato juice lightens the acne marks. Grate a potato and squeeze it to extract the juice. Mix some honey in this potato juice. Apply this pack on the face and neck. Rinse after 20 minutes.
10. Sapota and milk
Take spota fruit (called as chiku in India). Take out the flesh of the fruit and mash it. Once you are done with mashing, add some milk into it. Use this mix on the face. Sapota fruit is good to heal the scars and works well for combination to normal skin.
11. Wheat bran and honey
Take one teaspoonful of wheat bran. Mix this with some honey to get a thick paste with smooth consistency. Use this pack on the face. Once it gets dry, remove it using rubbing lightly and wash with water. This will do the scrubbing and make your skin smoother.
Marigold flower helps in healing the skin and is also good for removing scars. It also helps in getting fair and glowing skin. Take 2-3 marigold flowers. Crush the petals and mix milk in it to make thick paste. Apply this on the face. Keep for 15 minutes and wash off.
13. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera gel soothes the skin, heals the blemishes, gives you flair, glowing soft skin. It also treats your acne and scars. Take 1 teaspoonful of aloe Vera gel and add ½ teaspoonful of besan in it. Mix them thoroughly. Apply this pack. Wait for 20 minutes and then wash off.
14. Honey and Cinnamon
Mix honey and cinnamon powder. Stir this mixture using a spoon. Mix them well. Use this pack every 3 days. It will help in removing your whiteheads and blackheads. This pack of honey and cinnamon open up the clogged pores which minimize the chances of whiteheads and blackheads on the nose.
15. Ginger juice
Ginger juice helps to lighten the marks from the face. It is a great remedy to remove scars and marks from face or anywhere on skin. Mix Ginger juice with some honey and apply on the face. Do a little massage first and leave the pack. Let it dry for 20 minutes and then rinse off with water.
Tips to remember
- Use lukewarm water for cleansing your oily skin, as it dissolves oil more effectively than cold water. It washes away the dirt and impurities deposited on the skin and unclog the skin pores.
- Do regular cleansing. Cleansing your face twice a day to keep it clean. Don’t overdo the cleaning as it can trigger oil production from the sebaceous glands and also over dry skin. Use a gel based cleanser that contains salicylic acid, citric acid and glycolic acid. They help in reducing dead skin cells.
- Don’t scrub too much. Exfoliate the skin only 2-3 times a week. The skin produces natural oils to store moisture, keep it hydrated and fight irritations. Overdoing scrubbing takes away from the skin its natural oils and moisture, making it dry.
- Do not keep touching your face with your hands, as it transfers additional oil, dirt and germs to your face. Your scalp also produce oils, so keep hairs back and away from your face during summer to control excessive oiliness of scalp.