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5 Easy And Effective Home Remedies For Oily Skin


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Different people have different kinds of skin textures. Few are blessed with normal skin, a balanced oil and dry combination, while few skin types are oily and few dry. Acne reduction has always been a worldwide topic, not only with teens but long-time sufferers of this unfortunate human trait. However, its treatment can be arranged and thus kept at bay thanks to a few simple tricks and a will to apply them.

Dry skin texture ends up looking dull and cracked as it requires moisturization when the surrounding weather is cold or dry. At the same time, oily skin suffers the most during puberty as it traps dirt due to oil content and leads to the formation of whiteheads, pimples and blackheads, which is majorly caused due to genetics, overuse use of skincare products, seasonal changes, medications, stress and sun tanning.

Here are 5 easy and effective home remedies for oily skin:

1.Aloe Vera              

It is helpful for oily skin as it absorbs excess oil present on the surface of the skin. Aloe Vera is easy to use; just cut the sides of the Aloe Vera so that you will eliminate the thorns. And cut a slit in the middle and get the fresh gel out of it; apply the gel on the face 2-3 times a day, leave it for about 15 minutes, and then wash off with cold water. Doing this often will reduce the oil content present on top of the skin.

2.Banana and honey mask            

Banana and honey combination is a wonderful remedy for oily skin. It is simple yet effective. Banana makes the skin smooth and soft, while honey will reduce excess oil and prevent wrinkles. Just blend a banana and 1 tbsp. Of honey and apply in on the face, allow it to stay for 25 minutes, and then wash off with cold water. Pat dry and apply some moisturizer as the skin becomes oil-free after applying the mask.


    It is an excellent remedy for sensitive, oily skin. It is a good cleansing agent and a smoothing product. A simple way to use milk takes 3 tbsp. Of milk and mix it with 2-3 drops of lavender oil. Dip the cotton balls in the mixture, gently apply it to the skin, and massage the skin for about 5 minutes, increasing blood circulation. Allow the milk to stay for as much time as possible and wash off with cold water. It is much effective if it’s done overnight.

4.Apple cider vinegar is good in exfoliation of the skin. It is also a bedtime process. Just mix ½ cup of water into 2-3 tbsp. Of apple cider vinegar and apply it on the skin before going to bed. Allow it to stay overnight and wash off with cold water. Recommended at least 3 times a week for best results.

5.Lemon juice            

Lemon juice has citric acid, which acts as an astringent for the face and as an antiseptic which can also lighten the skin. It is also helpful in removing tan. Mix 1 tbsp. Of lemon juice with ½ tbsp. Of water and apply it to the face with the help of cotton balls. Allow it to stay for about 10 minutes (maximum) and wash off with warm water. Pat dry and apply moisturizer. Do not expose skin to the sun when lemon juice is on the skin.

Oily skin can be really annoying sometimes. I hope this list helps you to get rid of oily skin.

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