oily skin

Get Rid of Oily Skin Naturally

Oily skin is the result of genetics and hormones. Oily skin is passed down through families, though it usually doesn’t become apparent until the teen years when puberty hits and our hormones begin to fluctuate. Androgen, a male hormone present in both men and women, also plays a large part and is the reason that women will often feel more oily during their menstrual cycle and menopause. The key to dealing with oily skin is staying calm and remember, those with oily skin often look younger than their dry or normal skinned counterparts.

 

How do I know if I have oily skin?

  • Shiny skin
  • Greasy skin
  • Acne

 

How do I prevent oily skin?

  • Avoid moisturizers.
  • Keep your hair off your face.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Use water based cosmetics or go without makeup.
  • Use a new wash cloth every day and wash make up brushes at least once a week.

 

How can I treat oily skin?

  • Wash your skin at least twice a day and consider adding a drop of dishwashing detergent with glycerin to help cut through the oils.
  • Aloe vera can be applied to oily skin to help absorb oil, clear out pores and heal acne scarring.
  • Make a home scrub with almond meal and honey or oatmeal and aloe vera. They will gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin.
  • If you’re prone to acne, make an even gentler scrub with a half teaspoon of baking soda mixed into your facial soap, then rinse with cool water.
  • Exfoliate with apple cider or white vinegar applied to a cotton ball. Leave for 10 minutes before washing away.
  • Make a cornstarch paste and rub onto your face. Let dry then wash away to get rid of oils.
  • Make a salt spray with one teaspoon of salt in a spray bottle. Close your eyes and gently mist your face. Blot dry.
  • Make a soothing home mask with a half cup mashed apple, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 egg white and a tablespoon of lemon juice. It will soothe your skin, absorb oils, and leave you feeling refreshed.
  • Use lemon juice and water mixed together on your face, pat dry and then rinse.
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