There are many skincare remedies for oily skin that can be made right in your own kitchen. The first thing to learn is what will combat the over abundance of oil in your skin. Keeping your skin at a healthy balance, without excessively drying it out is very important. Knowing how to solve the problem long term, rather than a quick fix, will benefit your skin the most. Below you will find several recipes that use fruits and dairy products to help you maintain glowing, healthy skin.
Strawberries and lemons are natural astringents that help remove oil from your skin, and are much better than witch hazel or rubbing alcohol.
Lemon and Strawberry Facial Mask
1/2 Tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 cup of mashed strawberries
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 egg white
2 drops of Jojoba oil
Mix ingredients and apply immediately to your face. Leave for 10 minutes. This recipe is best if it is made fresh and used at time of mixing, so refrain from saving anything that you may have left over.
Plain yogurt is another great remedy for oily skin. Yogurt can be applied to your face daily as a cleanser to help dry up any excess oil. If you notice your skin getting too dry, apply every other day to possibly once a week. I have found it best to buy the large containers, since this is used daily.
This next recipe contains apples help to cleanse your skin mildly with fruit acid, while oatmeal helps to calm and sooth your skin, leaving it soft and refreshed.
Apple and Oatmeal Mask
1 Tablespoon of honey
1/2 to whole packet of oatmeal
Cook the apple until soft and ready for mashing. Next combine ingredients to make a paste like spread.
Apply to face for 10 minutes.
Some key things to remember is what each ingredient contains and what it does. For example, all fruits, especially citrus, contain acid. The primary function of the acid is to clean your pores and remove dead skin. To balance the PH of the acid, honey is added to most fruit remedies to help nourish your skin. Ingredients like flour and oatmeal, soothe the skin and help with irritation and absorbs oil. Ingredients to stay away from would be oils, like coconut and vegetable. As you begin the journey to create your own skincare products, do keep in mind any allergies you may have. If you can not eat it, don't put it on your skin. However, if you aren't sure, test a small area of your skin for adverse reactions. So get creative, and find out what nature has to offer; not just the inside, but the outside as well.