Facial scrubs for oily skin

man applying scrubOne of the things recommended by cosmetologists to keep your skin looking young is periodic exfoliation. Using scrubs to mildly exfoliate the upper layer of the skin of dead cells works quite well to improve the texture of the skin. Dead skin buildup over a period of time often results in a patchy looking skin. Scrubbing will help to even out such skin discoloration, to some extent. Oily skin needs more scrubbing than other skin types. However, do not use harsh, abrasive ones and don’t scrub your skin too vigorously. Here are some excellent homemade facial scrub recipes for oily skins. A tired, sluggish face will brighten up instantly after using these.

Carrot scrub


Grated carrot – 2 tsp
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Honey – ½ tsp
Brewer’s yeast – 1 tsp
Almond oil – ½ tsp


Mix all the ingredients well and apply all over your face, leaving the under eye area and the area around the mouth and massage gently with your fingers in circular motions. Leave on for 7-10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Do not use this if you have acne/pimples. If your skin is extremely oily, skip using almond oil in the recipe.

Green gram (Moong dal) scrub


1 tablespoons green gram powder
1 tablespoons besan (chickpea flour)
1 teaspoon sandalwood powder


Combine all the ingredients. Mix it with a little milk cream (malai)/olive oil/almond oil and gently scrub over your facial skin avoiding the area under the eyes. Leave it on for 7 minutes and wash off.

See also:

Exfoliating masks
Fix your dull and tired skin with masks and complexion scrubs
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  1. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Fruit facials are good for oily skin.If pimples are more you can go for a facial in which gel is used in large amount like aloe vera gel instead of some greasy cream.You can try some good home remedy for scars

  2. Anonymous10:38 AM

    This recipe sounds yummy Will try it today

  3. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Oh, I could use this. I am the oiliest girl alive

  4. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Hello! Thank you for sharing this wonderful beautiful scrub with us! I absolutely love it! And yes, do mix the lavender and orange essential oils! Wonderful smell! And my skin feels soooo soft! (and clean!) Thanks,

  5. Anonymous4:25 PM

    H mm I'm gonna try this. Sounds great!!! I never tried a sugar scrub before.
    thanks for sharing this!

  6. Anonymous4:31 PM

    God I hope that works. I have very... active skin. It's very oily and regenerates very fast. I own four loofahs and still can't get enough skin off.

  7. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Hello! Thank you for sharing this wonderful beautiful scrub with us! I absolutely love it! And yes, do mix the lavendar and orange essential oils! Wonderful smell! And my skin feels soooo soft! (and clean!) Thanks.

  8. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Avoid using scrubs with harsh exfoliating beads that may cause microscopic scars on the skin. Instead, use chemical exfoliants such as AHA (glycolic acid) and salicylic acid that are more gentle on the skin and exfoliates more uniformly.

  9. Vilasini9:30 AM

    Don't use scrubs daily it makes your skin dry.
    Home made face packs with tomato and lemon takes out excess oil and black heads. If your skin is carrying pimples or rashes then don't use lemon.

  10. A facial sounds wonderful…I hope it is delightful for you!

  11. Mamata11:23 AM

    A facial sounds wonderful…I hope it is delightful for us.

  12. Anagha5:02 PM

    lotion. moisturize. its genetics so theres not too much you can do. but to help each time you wash your face you should moisturize

  13. Nisha5:05 PM

    use an anti oil cleanser and a mudmask, that takes out all oil
    and use a anti oily moisturiser

  14. Tanvi9:38 AM

    Dear Aparna,
    This is really interesting for everyone!!
    Many thanks

  15. To make a good facial treament you need following ingredients;
    Mashed Mango 2 tablespoons
    Rose Water 1 tablespoon
    Honey 1/2 tablespoon
    Oatmeal 2 tablespoon
    1 Egg
    These ingredients need to be blended well because of mango, otherwise it will remain lumpy. Apply to the face skin and neck in circular motions. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry. Remove by simply rinsing face and neck with warm water, followed by a cold water rinse.

  16. Mandavi8:33 AM

    apply sugar syrup (sugar in water) if your skin is oily or else go for sugar in milk and wash it off after 20 min

  17. That is a wonderul scrub. I do sometimes with sandalwood powder and rose water.

  18. Vidyulata11:53 AM

    I love this!! I have bed skin... and this scrub really seems to help!!

  19. Karuna9:24 AM

    Natural Scrub For Oily Skin
    1 part sea salt
    1 part lemon juice
    Mix into a paste and gently scrub face for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse off. Interestingly, you would think this would be very drying to your skin, but I've found it actually leaves your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and soft. Use once a week to remove dead skin cells.

  20. Yamini9:25 AM

    dissolve a teaspoon of baking yeast in a small amount of warm milk, wait until foamy, then apply to face.

  21. Priya9:26 AM

    One teaspoon of potato juice and One teaspoon of multani mitti. Blend both the ingredients together and apply on the face. Leave it until it dries and wash off with lukewarm water.

  22. Anantkrishna9:35 AM

    rubbing alcohol is the best i use it every morning and night!! :)

  23. Bhargavi9:12 AM

    Don't over wash your face! It will cause your skin to produce even more oil. Apply a face cream while your skin is still a bit wet after you wash it. Don't use soaps with "fragrances" in them. Try a natural soap like Dr. Bronner's castile soap. Most soaps will strip your face of all the natural oils and dry them out more. You just want to clean off the dirt which water can do alone.


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