What is Oily Skin?
Oily skin is what you’re born with so you can’t really get rid of it, but you can maintain it. It is the result of the overproduction of sebum from under the skin’s surface. Sebum is an oily substance made of fats. Before you jump to conclusions, Sebum isn’t all bad because it helps protect and moisturise your skin. It also helps keep your hair shiny and healthy. But then again, nothing exceeds like excess. Too much sebum, however, can lead to clogged pores and acne. Basically, genetics, hormonal changes may play a role in increasing sebum production but even stress can harm your skin in more ways than one.
An oily face and acne are challenging to manage. Still, washing your face often and living by a healthy skin care regimen can help you keep your skin as flawless as ever. We’ve already talked a lot about what products you can use to maintain your oily skin so here’s a list of 5 home remedies you might as well try.
All 5 oily skin remedies you can try at home.
Holy Grail, Aloe Vera
Known for soothing burns and helping skin retain its moisture, Aloe Vera is a magic ingredient. You can apply a thin layer to your face before bedtime and leave it on until morning and have yourselves a good skin day. Aloe Vera is great for any skin type.
You’re surprised, aren’t you? Tomatoes have salicylic acid in them which is a very common acne remedy and suppresses excess oil formation. The acids in tomatoes help absorb excess skin oils and unclog pores.
Lemons are thought to tighten pores. The acid in lemons helps absorb oil as is the case with most citrus fruits. But, again, nothing exceeds like excess. Lemons also have some natural antibacterial qualities. But if you have acne, mind that it’s going to hurt when you put it on. That’s just how life is, folks.
Oatmeal is another great ingredient that absorbs excess oil on your skin. It also helps exfoliate dead skin. You can mix Oatmeal paste (oatmeal+warm water) and directly apply it on your face or you can combine it with yoghurt, or mashed fruits like banana or apple to get the complete care.
Blotting paper doesn’t let the excess sebum build up on your skin. They’re inexpensive and can be found nearly everywhere. All you have to do is blot your face every now and then, or whenever you feel your skin’s feeling too greasy. They’re a godsend.
Alright, folks. That’s it from us. Hope this helped.