Oily skin has been concern for many of us. Oily skin also requires a different care. If not treated properly could cause many other problems like pimples, acne, blackheads. Oily skin is caused by excess skin oil also called “sebum” produced by Sebacious glands which are controlled by hormonal changes. Sometimes increase in “androgen level” the male hormones signal oil glands to produce more oil. Or it could be hereditary or due to over use of harsh face washes. Yes! Sometimes we try to get rid of oil and we wash our face too many times and use a concentrated face wash that our skin feels that we are deprived of essential oil that protects the skin and hence the oil glands produce more oil resulting in oilier skin.
For instant oil control always carry tissue paper or blotting papers which absorb the excess oil from skin.
Always use the makeup products which are meant for oily skin, as they have ingredients to control excess oil. Drink lots of water, water also help to control the oil production.
Here are some amazing face packs which would treat the oily skin very gently removing the excess oil and also controlling it.
1.Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth
Multani mitti have been used in India by ladies to enhance their beauty from generations. It is nothing but brown color clay which is miracle for oily skin. It absorbs the excess oil from the skin instantly. It also gives smooth and beautiful glow to skin when used with rose water.
Just mix the Multani mitti with some rose water and apply it on a clean face and leave it to dry. Then rinse it off with water and see the results!
I have used Banjara’s Multani Mitti powder. You can find it in any beauty stores. A combo of it with rose water gives instant glowing skin.
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Potassium in it sucks the extra oil from skin and other nutrients present in tomatoes nourishes it. Just rub the ripe red colored tomatoes on to your face and let it stay on face for 5-10 mins and the wash it off with water.
Eggs are rich in proteins and minerals and vitamin D, B-12, B-6. Its works great for skin. For Oily skin just the egg white is enough! As it as absorbing properties which gently takes away the oil without drying it.
Just applying the egg white on clean and moistened face will be beneficial. Let it stay for 10 mins and then wash it off.
Corn starch is found in every kitchen and is very beneficial for oily skin. It absorbs the oil from the skin and protects the skin. It soothes the skin rashes and irritation.
Just apply the paste of corn starch and water on face. Let it dry and then wash off with water.
5.Chickpea flour or gram flour
Chickpea flour contains proteins and minerals which help in controlling the oil. Just a paste or chickpea flour and milk will remove the excess oil from face gently and also nourish the skin.
Sandalwood not only used in perfumes for its beautiful aroma but its great for skin too! Sandalwood powder sucks the extra oil and controls the oil secretion. It also enhances the beauty, just add rose water to sandalwood powder and apply it on face and enjoy the oil free skin.
Cucumber is rich in anti-oxidants and has cooling properties, that soothe the skin it also has silica and other minerals that clears off the excess oil. It also helps in healing the skin.
Just take a slice of cucumber and rub it on your face and the rinse off or even you can blend the cucumber and then apply the paste and let it dry and then rinse off.
Lemon has great astringent properties, its also loaded with Vitamin C and minerals which help control the oil on the face.
Just wash the face with water and apply fresh lemon juice on face and let it sit for 5 mins and then rinse off.
Aloe Vera contains vitamin C, E and minerals which are great for oily skin, it can be used as a moisturizer for oily skin. Just apply Aloe Vera gel it on clean face. It not only controls the oil on face but also nourishes it.
Pineapple is enriched with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Just applying the fresh pineapple juice on skin or just rubbing the skin with pineapple slice will do great job for oily skin. Let the pineapple juice juice stay on face for 10 mins and then wash off the face with water. The enzymes in pineapple help in oil control and makes the skin smooth and soft.