Are you ready to have a battle with your sticky and oily skin this summer? You might be thinking to shop for those oil-control face washes, which make your facial skin really dry for some time and then extra oily for the whole day. Believe it or not, oily skin can be actually irritating! As summers approach, the problem of oily skin becomes more common, and almost every individual has to face it. Sometimes, using a chemical-based product can further ruin your skin while removing that extra amount of oil, which is essential for your skin to remain soft and supple.
Here are some simple remedies that you can try in order to treat your oily skin from becoming too oily, especially in the summer season.
#1 Wash Your Face Twice Daily
The first reason why your skin accumulates that extra amount of oil is washing your face more frequently than actually required, which makes your skin dry, and it eventually secretes more oil in order to compensate the deficiency. The second obvious reason is not washing the face at least twice every day. Therefore, make it a habit to wash your face twice in a day, i.e. every morning and every night before going to bed.
#2 Exfoliate Regularly
Use a natural home-made scrub in order to exfoliate your skin. You can try oatmeal scrub to remove excess oil and dead cells from your facial skin. Grind some oats, and mix the powder with water. Gently rub it on your face. Do it regularly at least 2 times a week.
#3 Wash Your Face with Hot Water
First use hot water to wash your face, and once you are done, splash cold water. Hot water opens up the facial pores while removing the extra oil. Cold water will lock-up the pores and make the skin oil-free for a longer period of time.
#4 Wash Your Hair Frequently
Oily scalp and hair also result in the oily facial skin. Therefore, keep your hair oil-free by washing them regularly. This will prevent the skin of your face from becoming oily.
#5 Tone Your Skin
Skin toning is also beneficial in preventing the oily skin. Use a good skin toner for solving your purpose. If you have extra oily skin, try tea tree oil. Mix equal quantities of tea tree oil and water, and apply it on your face.
#6 Mask for Oily Skin
Try this homemade mask to get rid of oily skin. Beat one egg white, and mix it with ½ cup of mashed apple, ½ cup of oatmeal along with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture regularly on your face in order to have an oil-free skin.
#7 Pack for Oily Skin
Try this neem and rose water face pack in order to get rid of oily skin.
What do you need?
- Rose water
- Fuller’s Earth
- Lemon juice
How to make?
Take equal amount of orange, neem, fuller’s earth, sandalwood, and mix them well. Take two teaspoons of this mixture, and mix it with ½ tsp of lemon juice and ¼ tsp of honey. Add some rose water to this mixture. Put this mixture on your face, let it remain for about 15-20 minutes, and then, wash it off. This pack will not only remove excess oil from your skin, but will also add a glow to your face.
#8 Reduce Stress
Indulge in stress-reducing activities, such as exercise, workout, etc., as stress is one of the main reasons for the oily skin. Exercising daily helps a lot in giving relief from the stress.
#9 Remove that Extra Oil through Blotting Paper
This is an effective remedy to treat oily skin. Blotting paper is really effective in absorbing excess oil from the skin. You just need to take a piece of blotting paper and press it gently over the oily areas.
#10 Avoid Using Oily Make-Up
Make-up products, which are oily, should be avoided, as they may increase the oil content of your skin. Instead, use oil-free makeup.
#11 Avoid Oily Food
Decrease your intake of oily food, and switch to a more oil-free diet. Drink more fluids as well as water for the sake of keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.