Oily skin care

To know if you have a oily skin refer the post Know your skin type. Skin that looks oily, feels greasy to touch and is prone to blackheads and pimples is known as oily skin. It is imperative to keep oily skin clean and to control the secretion of oil. A simple but regular skin-care program, coupled with well-balanced, healthy diet helps manage oily skin and minimizes skin-break-outs.

* It is essential to cleanse your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime. Always use a mild cleanser. They help prevent clogged pores and reduce pimples.
* Follow up the cleanser with an astringent as this removes all excess oil. It is best to avoid an alcohol-based astringent. Instead, it is advisable to use natural products. Alcohol-based products strip too much oil from the face.
* If your skin does break out, do not touch or squeeze the pimples. Pimples, if squeezed , may leave permanent scars. Try out these home remedies for pimples. There are a number of effective pimple creams available in the market today. Consult a dermatologist to know which one is suitable for you.
* If possible, get your face professionally cleansed once a month.
* Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day. Water helps flush out toxins from the body.
* Though there is no evidence to prove that fried foods and chocolates cause pimples, reduce their intake.
* Make sure that you eat a well-balanced diet which includes fruits and green leafy vegetables.
Home Remedies for oily skin
* Wrap an ice cube in a soft cotton cloth and lightly touch it on all the areas of your face. This cold compress will not only leave you feeling refreshed but will also tighten the pores.
* For marks and blemishes left by pimples use calamine lotion. Just dab some lotion on the blemishes at bedtime and they will gradually fade away.
* A great pack for oily skin is chilled cucumber. Finely grate cucumber or blend a cucumber in the blender to form a paste. Chill in the refrigerator. Apply it on the face and relax for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water. For best results, repeat twice a week, on a clean, cleaned face.
*The powder of lemon peel can also be used as a face pack for oily skin.
Category: Skin and body care
See also: Dry skin care/ Normal skin care / Combination skin care/Daytime skin care
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  3. Damini5:13 PM

    There is just one thing that is essential when it comes to dealing with oily skin and that is to make sure that you are deeply cleansing your skin with mild products and that you are not over doing it.

  4. unknown5:14 PM

    There are diets that are high in protein but are going to lack the sugar, fluids and salt that are recommended for anyone with oily skin problems. Eating vegetables and fruits are defiantly going to help you. You especially want the ones that are rich in vitamin B2. These will be whole grains, beans, nuts, and royal jelly. You should use minimum oil in your diet and stay away from alcohol, soda, sugar filled drinks, chocolate and many other junk food items

  5. Satyavathi6:36 PM

    I think, it is better to use natural remedies, to relieve oily skin
    - Use baby powder on the face.
    - Try to drink plenty of water every day.
    - Avoid smoking.
    - Try to have a healthy diet

  6. Samrudhi9:55 AM

    home remedy for oily skin is to scrub sugar against your skin until the sugar melts. This is an excellent exfoliate scrub that removes dead skin cells. Wipe off your face with a lukewarm damp cloth.

  7. Jyothi9:35 AM

    External elements such as the collection of dirt, oil, makeup build-up, and dead skin cells as well as pollution, build up on the surface of the skin, leaving a dull and dirty appearance to the face and neck, and should be cleaned off daily. Oily skin has larger pores that tend to clog, and may have a waxy appearance, making a wonderful breeding area for blackheads.

  8. Beauty Expert9:19 AM

    Those with sensitive skin should wait some time before applying the products after chemical peels, and it’s always good to test a small patch of skin to see how you will react before completely engaging in the process

  9. unknown8:33 AM

    you may have oily skin because of heredity, stress or the wrong cosmetics.
    to take care of this, first of all keep your skin clean by washing it on a regular basis, because the oily skin causes pimples, blackheads and acne most of the time. try using aloe vera and other such natural cleansers which give your skin a face lift! wipe the oily spots with acetone or alcohol and always keep a dry towel or paper napkins with you so you can wipe your skin. splash your face with cold water a couple of times as it is refreshing. avoid using moisturisers and look for recipes of scrubs that you can make yourself at home. masques will help your oily skin and use water based cosmetics. let your hair be tied properly so that it doesnt come in contact with the skin and make it sweaty. also, avoid touching your face again and again and use talcom powder or some other kind of powder that suits you.
    that's about it!

  10. Vidya8:37 AM

    avoid oily food first, specially fst food, girls usually eat fast food, and to decrease the pimples use roe water , clean your face daily by rose water before u go to bed, or wash your face daily maximum five times in a day by simple water,

  11. Vanishree8:45 AM

    Rose petals, chamomile and geranium oils- Throw some rose petals in your tub and add 3-4 drops of chamomile oil and 1 drop of geranium oil. Soak your body in the sweet aroma. The chemicals in the petals and the oils act as a classic toner for oily skin.

  12. Swashti8:56 AM

    Apply Multani Metti with Rose water regularly. Avoid eating oily foods. Keep Ur face clean always. Drink lots of water.

  13. Suhani8:57 AM

    I can suggest you two tips for oily skin and acne. I personally tried it.

    Mix together egg white, honey and a few drop of lime juice. Apply it to your face and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse well with cold water.

    Multani Mitti or Fuller’s earth is the mainstay of beauty packs, especially summer beauty packs. Its an excellent skin cleanser and is rich in minerals to nourish your skin. If your skin is oily, try this soothing and cooling pack. Mix 2 tbsp of multani mitti with half a tablespoon of sandalwood powder and 2 tbsp of chilled rose water.Apply even on your face and neck. Leave it on till the mask dries. Rinse off with cool water and find your skin refreshed and clean. Regular use of this mask will bring out the natural beauty of your skin.

  14. Chandramukhi8:58 AM

    hey..u can use papaya..
    the papaya which is highly matured n is red in color will help..
    just rub it over ur face and wash it..
    continue use for atleast 2 mths n feel the difference

  15. Divya9:58 AM

    I wish I could say that eating differently helped clear up my acne, but it never did. I tried everything. The only thing that worked in the end for me was Accutane. But everyone’s different.
    Eating healthy, though, makes me FEEL better, which make me smile more, and that will make anyone look better

  16. Chandrka1:53 PM

    Take a tablespoon each of curd, multani mitti powder and mint powder. Soak multani mitti and mint powder in curd for half an hour and then blend well. Apply it on your face for 15 minutes. When dried, wash off with lukewarm water followed by a cold-water rinse. This is an ideal mask for oily skin. Take one egg white, a teaspoon of multani mitti powder, a few drops each of peppermint extract and water. Soak multani mitti powder in the water for half an hour. Beat the egg and blend in all the ingredients together. Mix the soaked multani mitti powder in the mixture. Apply this on the face for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This is also a good mask for oily skin.

    If you have a patchy skin make the following face pack. Take a tablespoon each of curd and multani mitti and a teaspoon of mint powder. Soak multani mitti in curd for half an hour, then mix mint in it. Apply the paste on the face. Leave it to dry and wash off with lukewarm water followed by a cold-water rinse.

    Mix an egg white, a tablespoon curd, a teaspoon each multani mitti and honey as a mask for normal to oily skin. Mix a tablespoon each of curd and multani mitti with half a teaspoon of honey and one eighth teaspoon of baking soda for a mask for normal to oily skin. A simple mask of multani mitti with besan and gulabjal (rose water) is effective for treating sunburn. Some multani mitti mixed with tomato juice applied it to your skin is also good for treating sunburn.

    To remove pimple marks, grind two or three neem leaves into a paste and mix with a tablespoon of multani mitti soaked in water. Apply this to clean skin and let it dry completely before washing it off. Do this daily for 15 days.

    Mix together one fourth cup of multani mitti, one fourth cup dried orange peel and two tablespoons full of oatmeal powder. Take a spoon full of this mixture, add some water to make a paste and apply it all over the face and neck. Work the paste gently into the skin in a circular motion. Concentrate on the nose and chin area. Wash off with water. This scrub deep cleans oily skin and helps unclog pores.

    Mix four ounces of powdered almonds, two ounces of glycerine soap and one ounce of multani mitti in a little water. Rub this exfoliating scrub on the blackhead-affected areas on your face. Make an exfoliating scrub with multani mitti, orange peel, sandalwood and tomato pulp. Massage it on the skin and rinse off.

    A regular cleanser can be made for all types of skin using Fuller's earth. Mix together multani mitti, oatmeal and almond paste. Apply all over face and wash off after 10 minutes. Mix together multani mitti, besan and sandalwood powder in equal quantities and store the mixture in an airtight container. Use a teaspoon of this scrub mixed to a paste with water to cleanse the skin of flakes and dirt.

    Make a whole body mudpack with five tablespoons of multani mitti, a cup of fresh apple juice, a tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey, two tablespoons of almond oil and six drops of sandalwood essential oil. Mix the multani mitti with apple and lemon juice until it forms a smooth paste. Stir in the almond oil, honey and essential oil.

  17. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Clean everything; your makeup applicators need to be cleaned regularly to get oil out of them. The oil on your face gets transferred to the applicators you use, so using a good antibacterial dish washing liquid will dissolve the oil on them as well as killing any bacteria that they may have picked up. This cleaning needs to be done once or twice a week, depending on how oily/broken out your skin is.

  18. apply pure sugar cane extract to your oily areas.

  19. Smita9:36 AM

    Rose hip oil...The best skin product in the world!! Trust me on this..

  20. Menaka8:31 AM

    Use ground coffee which is great for your skin. If you have oily skin then add cup of coffee grounded with yogurt.

  21. Saraswati9:04 AM

    For oily skin, whip some egg white until it gets foamy. This will take away some of the oiliness and might work against acne as well. Apply to your forehead, nose and chin.

  22. Shabira8:38 AM

    apply a mixture of grapes (softens your skin), lemon (natural cleanser) and egg white (tightens the skin). Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
    Repeat the same every other day until the skin condition is stable and then reduce to finally once or twice a week.

  23. Prateeksha12:10 PM

    Cucumber is the best solution for the oilskin and this has to be grind well and separated from the juice. Then mix 1/4th teaspoon of the lime juice and one teaspoon of rose water and place it in the fridge for half an hour. Apply this pack on the face twice a day and wash the face with the cold water. This cooling pack gives relief to the skin and makes the skin to look fresh.

  24. Just try washing your face at night. Then use witch-hazel, a mild astringent, in the morning before you apply cream.
    As far as face creams go, there are too many full of nasty chemicals out there. I know Burt's Bee's makes great products.

  25. Spoorthy9:44 AM

    drink water after half an hour.... in afternoon before having luch drink some juice.... and abt ur pimples put some curd mixed wid basin and honey... apply it on ur face and leave it 4r half an hour... then take gulab jal and remove it wid cotten
    then go 2 take bath.... u will see ur skin glowing... it works try...

  26. Bhargavi9:44 AM

    Apply twice a day multani mitti on your face and wash your face regularly

  27. Dulari9:45 AM

    avoid oily food first, specially fst food, girls usually eat fast food, and to decrease the pimples use roe water , clean your face daily by rose water before u go to bed, or wash your face daily maximum five times in a day by simple water,

  28. The mixture of rosewater and sandalwood can help with oily complexions. It will soak up the excess oil and still treat the current acne. It prevents future blockages because it soaks up the excess oil.


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