10 Home Remedies for Oily Skin

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Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. 

Wash your face 

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You should wash your face twice a day — but don’t overdo it. Avoid harsh soaps or detergents. Use a gentle soap such as glycerin soap instead. 

Blotting papers 

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These papers allow you to blot excess oil from your face to help minimize shiny, greasy skin. 

Honey 

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Honey's antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. 

Cosmetic clay 

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Cosmetic clays, also called healing clays, are used to help absorb skin oil and treat many skin conditions. 

Oatmeal 

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Oatmeal helps calm inflamed skin and absorb excess oil. It also helps exfoliate dead skin.  

Egg whites and lemons

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Egg whites and lemons are a folk remedy for oily skin. The acid in lemons and other citrus fruits may help absorb oil. 

Almonds 

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Ground almonds not only work to exfoliate your skin, but they also help sop up excess oils and impurities. To use an almond face scrub: 

Aloe vera 

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Aloe vera is known for soothing burns and other skin conditions. It helps treat flaky skin caused by oily patches.  

Tomatoes 

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Tomatoes contain salicylic acid, a common acne home remedy. The acids in tomatoes may help absorb excess skin oils and unclog pores.