Effective Home Remedies For Oily Skin

There are four basic types of skin i.e. Oily skin, Dry skin, Combination skin and Normal skin. Every skin type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Such as dry skin is more prone to wrinkles and ages faster and  combination skin needs dual care as some areas of combination skin are oily while other areas are dry.

Oily Skin

Similarly oily skin has its pros and cons. The plus point in oily skin is that wrinkles appear late and you look younger than your age if you have an oily skin.But oily skin is more prone to acne and pimples as the oil glands secrete excess oil especially during summer and monsoon season. Due to the presence of excessive oil on your skin dust and grime tend to stick to the surface and they cause damage to the skin tone and texture.You can maintain a healthy and glowing skin throughout the year by following Effective Home Remedies for Oily Skin that are given below:

You need to take care of your skin internally as well as externally. Internal care means eating skin friendly food. You should eat salads prepared with cucumber, sprouts, tomato, radish, corns, paneer and beans.

Raw Salad

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of fresh water. In between you can add a few drops of lemon juice in the water. Lemon helps to control oil secretion and it is an excellent cleanser.


Avoid fried food as much as you can especially during summer season. Opt for steamed, roasted or baked snacks instead. Reduce the intake of caffeinated drinks and if you want to drink tea then switch to iced tea or green tea which is anti oxidant. Eat one amla every day. Amla is rich in vitamin C and is a blood purifier. It also delays ageing of the skin.


Home Remedies For External Care

Face Scrub For Oily Skin

Make a face scrub with choker (wheat husk), milk and a few drops of lemon. Apply the scrub with gentle circular strokes and wash with normal water. Use the scrub twice a week to remove dead skin. It rejuvenates the skin by stimulating blood circulation.

Face Scrub For Oily Skin

Face Wash For Oily Skin

Prepare a homemade face wash with 1 tea spoon fuller’s earth, 1 tea spoon sandal wood powder and ½ tea spoon gram flour. Add ½ tea spoon lemon juice, ½ tea spoon rose water and a pinch of turmeric, add enough milk to make a smooth paste.Wash your face with it twice a day for a clear and glowing skin. You can store the face pack in fridge for 4-5 days.Apply cucumber juice with the help of a cotton ball to tone the skin.

Sandelwood & Rose Water

Face Pack For Oily Skin

Make a face pack with 1 tea spoon honey, a pinch of turmeric and ½ tea spoon lemon juice. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with normal water. Splash your face with chilled water before applying makeup. It will tighten the pores and prevent the oil from secretion.Steaming also helps to reduce oil on your skin. Add 2-3 mint leaves, a pinch of camphor and a pinch of boric acid to the water. Steam your face for 2-3 minutes. Pat dry your face and after a few minutes wash with normal water.

Lemon And Honey

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.