Oily skin causes different problems. It is more prone to acne formation, blackheads, and the pores can look bigger too.
It gives skin a greasy shine that is unflattering and unattractive. If you want to get rid of oily skin, you might want to try out some natural cures for oily skin.
Natural cures for oily skin are safer, more effective, and cheaper than creams made with chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
I’m not saying that creams are bad, just that you have to find natural products that work. I personally have had a lot of success using natural skin care creams.
Here are 5 simple natural cures for oily skin that you can try out at home and see just how effective each one can be.
#1 – YOGURT
Yogurt is not only for better digestion. It is good for the skin too. It has lactic acid that gently strips away dead skin cells that clog the pores.
It may also lighten dark spots and blemishes left by past acne.For oily skin, it is better to use yogurt from non-fat based milk.
Yogurt masks make good facial cleansers and moisturizers. To use yogurt for oily skin, wash your face and pat dry. Apply yogurt then leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off. You can also mix yogurt with lemon before applying on your face.
#2 – EGG WHITE
Egg white is another one of the natural cures for oily skin you can use. It tightens the skin, tones the pores, and soaks up the oil from your skin. Egg white contains lysozyme which attacks bacterial cell walls.
To use egg white for your skin, separate the white from the yolk of the egg then beat lightly with a fork. Apply it on your face after cleaning and drying it well.
When the egg white mask dries, it tends to tighten and contract and this action results in impurities being pulled out from the pores of the skin. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and let it dry before washing it off.
#3 – CUCUMBER
You can also use cucumber for oily skin. The acids in cucumber actually remove oil from the skin while retaining much-needed moisture so you won’t have to worry about dryness or rebound oiliness.
Cucumber is also a natural cleanser that will help rid your skin of dirt and grime that may contribute to the formation of acne.
#4 – HONEY
Honey is not only good to eat but it is also good when applied on the skin. Active manuka honey especially has antimicrobial properties to help combat the cause of acne. Honey is also rich in antioxidants.
Antioxidants are important in protecting the skin and repairing damage caused by free radicals. Honey is also naturally sticky, making it effective in removing dead skin cells from the skin and clearing the pores.
Its waxy property also makes a good skin moisturizer that effectively softens the skin without adding unneeded oil. Apply the honey to clean skin then wait for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water.
#5 – TOMATO PASTE
Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants. By fighting off free radicals, you can actually fight off the signs of aging effectively. Tomatoes also help maintain levels of moisture in the body.
For oily skin, tomato paste may be used to absorb excess oil on the face. Tomato paste is better than pureed tomatoes or tomato juice because it has a higher lycopene content. Apply the paste on your face and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off.