Oily skin looks full of impurities, with open pores and shine on the nose, forehead and chin that looks very unattractive. However, although it is hard to believe, oily skin has its advantages.

One of the advantages of oily skin is, it makes you stay young longer. Oily skin retains elasticity and resists wrinkles for a longer time compared to normal skin. Another advantage is, oily skin is more resistant to the damaging effects of the Sun. And the best news is, that oily skin is easier to treat than the dry skin.

how to treat oily skin right with home remedies

I’ll give you several natural recipes for treating oily skin. If you notice that some of these recipes dries your skin - then use it less often or try another.

Homemade Solutions for Oily Skin

Keep Your Skin Clean

Oily skin attracts dirt and bacteria easily, this is one of the reasons why people with this type of skin are more prone to have acne and blackheads. To keep the skin clean you should wash your face twice a day with warm water and glycerin soap. After washing, take a final rinse with cold water to close the pores.

Orange Juice to Combat Oily Skin

Take the juice of two oranges daily. In two weeks you will notice that your skin is fat less. Moreover, orange juice also contains antioxidants and nutrients that benefit the health of the skin in general.

Extra Virgin and Cold-Pressed Olive Oil

Although it seems a contradiction, olive oil is very good for treating oily skin. Olive oil soothes the sebaceous glands so they produce less oil. You can put olive oil after washing your face at night. Just leave it all night and you can wash your face normally  the next day. My friend has oily skin and this remedy has served him well.

Egg Astringent for Oily Skin

While toning is recommended for dry skin, astringents are excellent for treating oily skin. Beat the egg-white until stiff and add a few drops of lemon. Apply it on the face and let it dry. Wash with cold water. You can repeat it about twice a week.

Water of Hamamelis (witch hazel, wonder water)

Witch Hazel or wonder water is an excellent solution for oily skin since it acts as an astringent. Mix one part of witch hazel with two parts of rosewater. Apply with a cotton ball to remove oil from your face. You don't need to rinse.

Sunflower Astringent for Oily Skin

Another very good astringent for oily skin is to add 1/2 cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of sunflower oil to 1/2 cup of hot water. Mix well and let it cool. Clean your skin with this mixture.

Tomato Tonic

A tomato tonic is an easy and effective solution for treating oily skin. Tomato is naturally acidic, so it helps balance the pH of the skin and get rid of excess oil. Peel the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Crush it and add 30 g of glycerin. Apply it on the skin at the same day.

See also:
Homemade Face Masks for Oily Skin
The Best Astringent for Oily Skin

Honey and Lemon

Lemon is another natural astringent that can help control oil production. Mix the juice of two lemons with a little honey in a cup. Apply the mixture at night over the area where you have problems of oily skin, leave on for 15 minutes and wash your face with warm water. Repeat two times a week.

Disposable Wipes to Remove Grease

Many experts recommend a disposable wipes diapers that are sold in pharmacies to remove oil from the face. Personally, I have not used them and I don't know if they work well or not, but maybe you want to try them.

Clay Masks

The application of clay facial masks on the skin helps to remove the oil and cleanse the pores. But, like cleaning products, this face masks can also dry your skin. Dr. Rebecca Kazin, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions says, "My advice is to only apply masks on problem areas. And use them only occasionally".

Choose Oil-Free Facial Products

When you buy products for your face, they should be oil-free. The aim of this advice is obviously not to add more oil to the skin. Whether you buy a moisturizers, sunscreen or makeup, choose those with oil-free labeled. When you go to buy anti acne treatments, choose the water-based products rather than cream or ointment-based.

According to dermatologists, cleaning your face in the morning and in the evening is the most effective way to control oily skin. Dr. April Armstrong, Director of the Psoriasis Program at Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine says "Always use a mild cleanser, since harsh soaps can stimulate the skin to increase the production oil. Furthermore, gently wash your face with your hands, using a washcloth can stimulate more sebum secretion."

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